Words & Photography by Greg Klerkx
To begin, a geography lesson: find the point on the Earth’s surface that is roughly equidistant between Japan, New Zealand and Brazil…their point of convergence, in terms of distance. If you answered ‘somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean,’ you get a gold star.
This was paired with the very fine Jackson Estate Shelterbelt Chardonnay (RRP and availability, TBC), which was smooth, rich and burnt-almondy and proof that in the right hands, Chardonnay – that most over-wrung of modern white varietals - can still deliver subtlety, depth and even a few surprises.
But this was merely the sin of overkill, which I can abide at the end of so enjoyable an evening. I ate it all quite happily, my trans-oceanic culinary adventure complete.