Wine And Dine Dinner At Georgetown Wines Penang

Wine And Dine Dinner At Georgetown Wines Penang

Wine And Dine Dinner At Georgetown Wines Penang

Big points on ambiance, the refurbished Georgetown Wines on Leith Street, Penang was a former stable or mews with living quarters above for the servants! Well in 19th century Penang, the moneyed used to own horse carriages and the horses were sheltered there! The mews face each other with a tiny courtyard in the center.

SPACE MAKING

Apart from changing the roofs and putting in new windows and strengthening the floorboards, the owners decided to strip off the lime plaster to expose the century-old brick and mortar walls.

The reward is a charmingly weathered and rustic look that is inviting.

The restaurant is located at the ground level with a small well stock wine-cellar kept at a constant temperature.

Fairly steep steps lead up to a living room style upper loft with cozy, comfortable and sink in couches; perfect for a little tête-à-tête or a private party!

If you prefer privacy, this upper section has small tables for private dining.

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THE RIGHT STUFF

The writer was told that a certain rich and famous Malaysian drinks this label, high-quality stuff. Yup, we peeked at the tag,

it is HIGH end!

What does a fish know about wine anyway?

Not to worry, Mr. Chung is an experienced a sommelier who will find out your preferences to recommend the most suitable bottle for your evening.There are brandies and cognacs he could recommend if you prefer something smooth and lingering.

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HANGING OUT AT THE LONG TABLE

We prefer to hang out at the long bench style seating which is a cool way to mingle casually with the other diners.

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The night the writer met elegant Jacinta Moothy from Mumbai and hit it right off! Photo: Kelly Gee

CHEF ALDRIEN MOH

Penang boy Chef Aldrien Moh has a strong passion for cooking good rather than fancy food. Trained and skilled under the hats of Michelin star chefs in Melbourne, Aldrien is now backing on home ground to cook with simplicity and originality!

The menu is surprisingly delightful and is more than sufficient for wine pairings.

We ordered several appetizers and mains. And started with a salad just to kid ourselves that we’re eating healthily!

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Chef Aldrien posing with Grilled Marinated Uruguayian Sirloin with Baby Mustard Seeds. Photo: Doris Lim
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Kelly Gee and GT Lim digging in their salad. Photo: Doris Lim
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The writer loves pickled olives and ordered the Lemon and Coriander Marinated Olives with Chargrilled bread. Photo: Doris Lim
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Arugula and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad with Parmesan. Photo: Doris Lim
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Smoked Scarmoza, pickled eggplant and roasted tomato bruschetta. Photo: Doris Lim
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Barcelona Bikini with Jamon Serrano, Manchego Cheese and Truffle Oil. Photo: Doris Lim
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Moroccan Spiced Grilled Lamb Chops with Spicy Hummus. Photo: Doris Lim
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King Prawn Alio Olio with Salmon Roe. Photo: Doris Lim
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Grilled Marinated Uruguayian Sirloin with Baby Mustard Seeds. Photo: Doris Lim
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Cinnamon dusted Churros with salted dark chocolate dip. Photo: Doris Lim
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And then the surprise. Crème Catalan. Photo: Doris Lim

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