Garden Restaurant Spiced and Sauced Beef

Wine pairing notes

Rosso di Montefalco is a tannic wine. The blend of Sangiovese with Sagrantino and Merlot makes it a strong and long-lasting wine that perfectly enhances the sapidity of this dish. It helps to smooth out the lushness of the beef as well. The good intensity of both the aroma and flavor of the wine matches well and counterbalances the different spices.

Ingredients

  • 200g short ribs
  • 100g light soy sauce
  • 100g dark soy sauce
  • 100g cooking wine
  • 50g Maggi seasoning sauce (Ingredients: Water, Rice, Wheat, Salt, Caramel)
  • 50g“Shi San Xiang” seasoning
  • 50g fish sauce
  • 100g Welsh onions
  • 100g ginger
  • 100g garlic
  • 2 edible flowers
  • 200g water

Method

  1. Put the oil in the wok, add Welsh onions, ginger and garlic and stir fry until fragrant
  2. Add “Shi San Xiang” seasoning and add water to boil
  3. Season with light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, Maggi sauce, and fish sauce
  4. Stew short ribs in the sauce soup for 90 minutes
  5. Cut stewed beef in pieces
  6. Plate and decorate with the edible flowers

Wine

Montefalco Rosso DOC

Montefalco Rosso DOC
Arnaldo Caprai

DescriptionThe Montefalco Rosso DOC is certainly the wine that accompanies the everyday dine in Montefalco. A wine of extraordinary freshness and balance, the result of a traditional blend of Sangiovese, Sagrantino, and Merlot that is matured for about a year in large oak barrels.
CountryItaly
RegionUmbria
Vintage2015
Grape70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot
ColourDeep ruby red
AromaSmall red woodland fruits, dark flowers with hints of herbaceous notes followed by spices scents like vanilla and black pepper.
TasteDry and fresh, with a great balance between tannicity and acidity.
Alcohol13%
Aging12 months in oak barrels, 4 months in bottle.

Winery

Arnaldo Caprai

In 1971 Arnaldo Caprai, a successful textile businessman, bought the Val di Maggio estate to fulfill his dream of producing his own wine. He started off with only five hectares. As time went by he believed more and more in the great potential of the local varieties and most of all in Sagrantino. In 1988 his son Marco Caprai started managing the winery and with his passion and determination gave the necessary impetus to the production of top quality wines. Since 1991 huge investments are driven into the acquisition of new vineyards, scientific research, and technological innovation.

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Chef Sam Feng

Written by Chef Sam Feng

Executive Chef at The Garden Chinese Restaurant, Renaissance Beijing Hotel.

Chef Sam Feng, who is commonly referred to as the “Prince of Wok”, is constantly working to be sure that The Garden Restaurant is among the most glorious opportunities to enjoy fine-dining experiences.

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