O’Briens wine are thrilled to announce their collaboration with TV3’s ‘The Restaurant’ as official wine partner for the new season. Wine director for O’Briens and Master of Wine, Lynne Coyle worked closely with the team to pair each exciting dish on the celebrity’s menus with a unique and delicious wine from the O’Briens portfolio of over 800 exclusive wines.
During service, the celebrities get instant feedback in the kitchen to their menu from remote cameras and microphones covering the dining room. So the pressure was on for Lynne to choose wines that would not only match the food but also delight the diners by enhancing their overall experience.
Domaine Begude Gewurztraminer | Languedoc, France
“This delicious starter combination calls for a rich and somewhat exotic white. The Gewürztraminer works with the cheese but also with the honey, brioche and hazelnut.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW
Murphy Goode Chardonnay | Napa, US
“Hearty starter, full bodied Californian white is ideal with the sweetness of the crab, the wines freshness thirst quenching with the Guinness bread and ripe enough to match the savouriness of the dressing.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW
Domaine Olivier Santenay | Burgundy, France
“Burgundy red to match the Bourgogne sauce, moderate tannins, summer fruits of the Pinot Noir and its savoury hints are the perfect match for this classic French dish.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW
Domaine Naturalist Sauvignon/Semillon | Margaret River, Australia
“A maritime influenced wine to match this delicious seafood medley, the exuberant Sauvignon with its crisp acidity perfect with the Turbot and the roundness of the Semillon adding weight for the prawns & mussels.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW