The General Manager of the JW Marriott Jakarta, Mr. Karan Berry, and the brand ambassador for Beringer Estate, Ms. Kristen Araoz Gridley, hosted a media wine dinner at the JW Marriott Jakarta last week.
With US Ambassador Robert Blake presiding as the guest-of-honour, 40 attendees were treated to a gastronomic experience of excellent Beringer wines paired by Kristen, with a sumptuous bespoke dinner prepared by Francisco Brown in the beautifully decorated ballroom.
Beringer Estate Ambassador, Kristen, had paired the menu with a selection of lovely Beringer Estate wines. During dinner Kristen explained why she had chosen the individual wines to pair with each course and gave guests an insight into the rich one hundred and forty year history of Beringer Estate.
(from left to right) Mr. Karan Berry, General Manager posing with His Excellency Robert Blake, US Ambassador to Indonesia and Kristen Gridley, Beringer Wine Ambassador along with Executive Chef Francisco.
H.E. Robert Blake addressed the gathering and discussed U.S. wine exports to Indonesia and the potential to grow the market even further.
At the end of the dinner, The US ambassador was presented with a bottle of the Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, by Kristen Gridley and JW Marriott GM Karan Berry and Chef Francisco in appreciation of his support.
A range of Beringer Wines are available in JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta in the award-winning Sailendra Restaurant, Asuka Japanese Dining, Pearl Chinese Restaurant and Blü Martini Bar & Lounge.
Lobster and salmon Ravioli, paired with Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2013
A beautiful dessert ‘palette’ with hazelnut crumble and mandarin orange sorbet, paired with Beringer Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012.
The longest continually operating winery in California, Beringer has been Napa Valley’s benchmark producer since its establishment in 1876. An acclaimed portfolio of wines are crafted from Napa’s finest appellations and Beringer’s exceptional collection of vineyards. The historic estate in St. Helena offers a tradition of hospitality that defines the Napa Valley. Currently, Beringer wines are distributed by PT Pantja Artha Niaga and available at Red n White and shop 99.