Sutter Home wine dinner a winner



Having visiting Michelin Star chef Thomas Kammeier at the Mantra restaurant, the Amari team was quick to use his talents at various promotions during his one week in Pattaya.

Chefs Jens Heier (left) and Thomas Kammeier (right) performed superbly at the Sutter Home wine dinner.

Following the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner last Tuesday, they followed up with the Sutter Home Californian wine dinner on the Thursday, with resident executive chef Jens Heier and Thomas Kammeier collaborating in the kitchen to produce Thomas’s menu for the diners.

The Sutter Home wine was being handled by Bangkok Beer and Beverage, with James Mullen representing the distributor.  The White Zinfandel drunk at the reception was superb, and as James explained, this was the wine that in 1948 took Sutter Home from being a small family vineyard to becoming the second largest vineyard of its type in America.

The menu was very well balanced, and the range of Sutter Home wines complemented the dishes all the way through the event, and was in many ways even superior to the previous Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dinner, in my opinion.  The second wine of the evening, the Sutter Home Chardonnay 2008, taken with the tuna on a saffron risotto made for a perfect pairing, and the goose liver Sobrassasa-currant stock on a capsicum confit was also superb.  There was a delicacy in the cooking which made this wine dinner stand out and showed that visiting chef Thomas Kammeier deserved his Michelin Star and his 17 point Gault Millau rating.

Congratulations chefs Thomas and Jens, Sutter Home Wines and the Amari/Mantra teams.


A waitress displays the Sutter Home Chardonnay 2008.