An Artistic Party of Flavors Originally Created by Two Top Chefs
The "Dual Chef Caviar Afternoon Tea" hosted by Dotard Village has brought a lot of appreciative comments and praises after its debut in June 2022. Due to the high expectation and requests for relaunching, a new version of "Dual Chef Caviar Afternoon Tea" opened again for 4 dates from July to August, however it has still been full-booked very soon after launching, therefore the team added up two more dates by August 12th and 13th, to fulfill the expectation from all fans. It also shows there are many serious gourmets in Taiwan who is always looking for this kind of high level dining experience.
2 Chefs , 4 Brands , 6 Original Artworks
Dotard Village糊塗里提供與眾不同的餐酒文化，每季籌辦不同的主題活動，使美饌和微醺之間激盪出更多的可能性，並創造餐飲中更多元的五感體驗。本次活動由四方品牌共同聯名呈現：鐵板燒鍋物名店「大安9號」、Dotard Village糊塗里、Panoramix Project丰子甜點，以及Mirood Caviar米洛德魚子醬。
Dotard Village builds exclusive dining and drinking experience with art and culture, organizes different themed events every season, and creates more possibilities among food, wines, artistry and entertainment. This event is co-presented by four star brands together : “Dotard Village” Club, “Daan 9” Restaurant, “Panoramix Project” Dessert and “Mirood” Caviar.
Chef Ash and Chef Florian do both awesome in creative cooking, and this time they recreate the flavors of caviar from two completely different perspectives : Eastern and Western, savory and dessert, using different ingredients and cooking method to contrast Mirood caviar with a perfect touch. The challenge is not only to create original dishes but also to select the most suitable wines to add value to their dishes.
The Real Top Mirood Caviar From the Caspian Sea
The key ingredient in each dish today : Mirood Caviar, the top of the top caviar, is from the Caspian Sea in Iran. The brand name Mirood comes from the city of Miroud, where sturgeon was first discovered in the Persian Empire 2,600 years ago, and the caviar made from the roe of the sturgeon in the Caspian Sea is particularly delicious, so it gets famous all over the world.
一般而言，較常被提及的魚子醬產地是俄羅斯和法國，但為何真正頂級的魚子醬產自伊朗？ 因為有最適合的水溫環境，再加上當地政府嚴格的控管與支持，才能長時間穩定培養出品質最好的鱘龍魚。鱘龍魚的品種有不少，其產出的魚子醬口感與風味也都各不相同。產自歐洲鰉的頂級Beluga魚子醬需要長時間熟成，而最頂級的Almas魚子醬更需要30年以上的時間熟成，外觀是罕見的白色。本次下午茶宴所選用呈獻的是MIROOD 的Sterlet和Baerii魚子醬，Sterlet具有滑順綿密的口感，顆粒較小；而Baerii則帶有更濃烈的魚類海鮮風味，顆粒較大。
The most famous caviar origins are often be recognized like Russia and France, but why is the real top caviar from Iran? It is because of the proper water temperature and the strict control of the local government, which make the top sturgeon well-cultivated stably for very long time. There are different categories of sturgeon, and their taste and flavor are also quite different after the production of caviar. The top Beluga caviar from the European sea bream takes a long time to mature, while the top Almas caviar takes more than 30 years to mature and has a rare white appearance. This time chefs selected Sterlet and Baerii caviar from MIROOD for this afternoon tea. Sterlet has rich creamy taste and smaller particles, while Baerii has stronger fishy taste of seafood and larger particles.
When caviar meets savory – Magnificent yet Harmonious Flavor Bomb
The saltiness of a Chinese meal goes well with caviar, and these two elements working together creating a magnificent yet harmonious flavor. With ten years of experience as a western cook, Chef Ash from Dotard Village, the private dining clubhouse & wine cellar, brings three amazing savory dishes to all guests. The first course consisted of the base of aged crimson seabream, with cherry radish, and especially the Sabayon sauce made by mango and passion fruit. The Sabayon (Zabaglione) dipping sauce made of egg yolk, sugar and liqueur is usually used in desserts, however it works amazing brilliant in this dish! Mixing with the sweet and sour flavor of mango and passion fruit, and the salty taste from crimson seabream and Mirood Sterlet caviar, turns out a refreshing yet smooth mouthfeel with perfect balance.
The second dish made by the base of bamboo partridge (bamboo chicken) from Hsinchu with a brand new elastic texture by low temperature aging, black sesame oil and Taiwanese basil. This recipe splits and twists the famous Taiwanese cuisine “three-cup chicken” into three new layers of strong flavor with Mirood Sterlet caviar. Not only you can taste the subtle yet strong taste that is both familiar and unfamiliar, but also the freshness of Chinese cuisine mixed with caviar.
The third course is a unique bowl of soup. The main body is tortellini with cheese, accompanied by the raw materials from the special dessert by Da'an No. 9" - fish maw and peach gum, as known as "golden dual colloid", with few aromatic green pepper and pelleted also fishy Mirood Baerii caviar, opens many sensory layers in one bite. These three dishes are pairing with a unique sparkling white wine “Chardonnay Vino Spumante Extra Dry”, there are more sparks stirred up!
Caviar x Dessert Blowing Your Mind With Creative Twists!
午茶宴下半場所呈獻的是三道創意甜點，由甜點品牌「丰子」的創辦人兼主廚Florian Bourquin領銜演繹。第一道料理從歷史文化脈絡發想：歷史上曾有許多俄羅斯帝國人，喜愛以香蕉這樣帶有熱帶異國風情的水果來搭配魚子醬食用。而喜愛探索台灣大自然與偏鄉部落的Chef Florian，選用在地食材台灣芭蕉作為主體。當烘烤過而香氣十足地的台灣芭蕉，遇上甘醇的白巧克力泡沫慕斯，再融合油脂感豐富綿密的Sterlet魚子醬，形成令人驚豔的絕配風味。搭配飲用初龜酒造廠以純米釀造的日本清酒，打開許多令人意想不到卻相得益彰的美味層次！
In the second half, there goes three creative desserts presented by Florian Bourquin, the founder and pastry chef of "Panoramix Project". The first dish was conceived from the historical and cultural context. The Russian Empire once used an exotic ingredient such as bananas with caviar. Chef Florian, who likes to explore the nature and tribes in Taiwan, uses local ingredients in his creations. When the roasted Taiwanese plantain meets the white chocolate foam mousse, with the oily Sterlet caviar, it went like a creamy flavor bomb blowing then melting in the mouth! Pairing with the pure rice sake Hatsukame sake from Japan, the sweet and warm taste of the land is quite delicious.
As to the second course, Chef Florian researched and designed according to his brilliant ideas that how does Mirood Sterlet caviar pair with desserts. He chose the May peach from Taiwanese indigenous tribe Atayal, and the oolong tea from Lugu, Nantou, to make a jam, with the milky taste of cream cheese mousse carrying out the variety of layer, ended up with whole wheat shortbread to enrich much more texture and taste. This dish tasted great with all elements no matter separately or together.
最後是一個意外的驚喜，也是一道令人大呼過癮的不尋常甜品。 Baerii魚子醬在傳統上多以伏特加烈酒搭配食用，然而Chef Florian令人意外地特別挑選一款帶有綠茶風味的冰凍琴酒，先輕啜一口，不但有清口作用，還能中和Baerii魚子醬的魚鮮味；而他手工精製的「森林香料薄脆餅乾」帶有肉桂、薑等辛香料，風味突出而明亮，與濃郁抹茶泡沫中苦甜鮮明的海藻味，一同烘托出Baerii魚子醬的迷人風味，讓饕客們在直衝腦門的爽快中獲得煥然一新的驚豔感受。
In the end it came up with a surprising dessert. Mirood Baerii caviar usually used to pair with vodka spirits in the past, but Chef Florian chose a green tea-flavored frozen gin and made all guests to take a sip first, which not only cleared the mouth, but also neutralized the fishy umami of Baerii caviar. The speculoos crisp (thin crackers with forest spices such as cinnamon and ginger, hand-made by Chef Florian) , combined with the seaweed flavor of matcha foam, well-complemented the flavor of Baerii caviar and perfectly complete the feast with a marvel.
Today these two chefs composed a beautiful crossover song together, and every guest has had a delighted and wonderful time during this afternoon tea.
Florian Bourquin :
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