Wednesday, April 27, 2011

BYO wines to Meii Sushi at Tanjong Pagar

Care for some japanese cuisine with BYO wines? You can do this at:

Meii Sushi
Blk 7, Tanjong Pagar
#01-108, Singapore 080007
Tel: 62203466

Lunch: 12pm-2pm. Dinner 6pm-9.15pm. Closed on sundays and only open for dinner on public hoildays.

I was having lunch there yesterday and I took the opportunity to check on its BYO wine policy. A relatively new outlet serving dishes like sushi, sashimi and other Japanese cuisine, they allow BYO wines at a corkage fee of $20 per table. As long as you book a table (which seats 4 persons) you can bring any number of bottles for your dining pleasure for a corkage charge of $20 per table. (If I remember correctly, they have 3 to 4 tables in the dining area to the right of the main entrance.)

They don't provide glassware, so you have to bring along your own wine glasses. However they do provide ice buckets for your whites and bubblies. If four of you go for dining with 4 bottles, that works out to $5 corkage for each bottle.

The quality of the food is good, the price reasonable and its well worth paying a corkage fee for a food and wine pairing experience here.

You may want to experiment with bubblies and whites which carry a light to medium body, dry or slightly off-dry (like late harvest reislings), some good refreshing acidity and hopefully a palate not too big in flavours. Such wines should do well with the light flavours, and the oily and smooth texture of the sushi and sashimi dishes served here; ... and being a 'minimalist' when it comes to the soy sauce and wasabi may help during the food and wine pairing experience too :)

Note to readers: It’s always good to give the establishment a ring and reconfirm its BYO policy before heading down; things in life have an impulse to change :)

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