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5 Course Culinary Journey with Matched Wines

Join award-winning Chef, Tiw Rakarin, as he takes you on a culinary journey along the Mekong River with a considered selection of exciting matched wines from Sommelier and Wine Communicator, Samantha Payne.

Exploring the bright and dynamic flavours across Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar, you’ll delight in the selection of wonderful NSW wines curated by Samantha.

This five-course wine dinner is really about the vibrancy of food and wine, how they play together to bring out nuanced notes – as well as the beauty of shared cultural experiences. Gather on Kensington Street is so proud to present this wine dinner; a ticketed event held in Mekong’s gorgeous restaurant that overlooks the bustling laneways below.


Laos – Papaya salad with dried shrimp and crab
Paired with 2022 Vinden Wines Alicante Bouschet Sparkling, Hunter Valley NSW

Viet – Fresh spring roll with Asian herbs and prawn
Paired with 2021 Nick Spencer Pinot Gris, Hilltops NSW

Thai – Beef Massaman curry with potato, peanut and coconut
Paired with 2021 Gilbert Family Wines Rose, Mudgee NSW

Cambodia – Cambodian grilled pork ribs with Asian slaw
Paired with 2020 Silkman Wines Shiraz Pinot Noir, Hunter Valley NSW

Myanmar – Tapioca pudding with mango
Paired with NV Lark Hill ‘Blanc de Blanc’ Sparkling, Canberra District NSW

We anticipate this event will sell out quickly, so grab your friends and book a table at this wonderful and exciting event.