Last Saturday, Delhi was under water. I’m not kidding – cars were floating, little boys on the street had taken off all their clothes and were dancing in pools of water as high as them, and I was in a car, wondering if I might die.
Okay that was a tad dramatic, but seriously it was a crazy amount of rain. Apparently the most we’ve had in 4 years!
I was on my way to a Fratelli event at Set’Z in DLF Emporio to celebrate their award winning wines over a CAL Blogger’s Table lunch. I didn’t turn back and head home for two reasons – I love these wines. And this was a chance to spend a relaxed afternoon with some of my favourite people!
The menu had such apt writing on it. Take a look the circled text below. Hehe
We started with some lovely cheese and caramelised walnuts. Yummm.
Then we said hello to these two lovely white wines: a tart, summer-in-your-mouth Chardonnay and a fruity-flowery Chenin Blanc.
With these wines we had some delicious sushi, dim sum, and herb roasted chicken among other things.
Next came the full-bodied red wines. I love how pretty the bottles are
Red wines have a way of creeping up on you – particularly if you’re tasting 4 types in 2 hours.
It all started rather innocently – with one glass of hearty Cabernet Shiraz and Simon, a Fratelli sommelier, (in the centre) telling us about the different types of wines. That’s my friend Varun on the right. I adore him.
I learnt how to swirl my glass to release the flavours.
There was some great food to accompany the reds – like this melt-in-the-mouth Bara gosht kali mirch.
And these yummy thin crust pizzas.
Oh and some perfectly fat-kissed pork belly skewers.
Soon there were three more types of reds before me – the rather smooth Sangiovese, the lighter Merlot, and perhaps my favourite of the afternoon – Sette.
A fusion of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese varieties, a Sette needs to be decanted before it can be enjoyed and Jaswinder (our CAL wine man) did that like a boss.
Here’s the decanted Sette being poured into my glass
By this time we were smiling (or should I say giggling :P) rather loudly. Look at pretty Mukta – I love her smile!
At one point there were four glasses in front of me.
And very quickly after that, I lost count!
I’m sorry I can’t say more intelligent things about the wine. What I can say is that they were all immensely drinkable and enjoyable. I loved some more than the others, but I’m sure you’ll find your own Fratelli favourites.
We rounded things up with dessert and then spent some time exploring the mall before heading home in the receding rain.
Here’s another look at some of the lovely Fratelli wines. Which one is your favourite?
The winner of Timescity shopping voucher is Bhakti! Congratulations sweetie! Thanks everyone for their entries!
Have a good weekend folks!