Wine And Dine Dinner At Georgetown Wines Penang
The refurbished Georgetown Wines Penang on Leith Street was a former stable or mews with living quarters above for the servants!
In the 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 centre.
Space Making of the Mews
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.
Pretty steep steps lead up to a living room style upper loft with cosy, comfortable, and sink in couches, perfect for a bit of tête-à-tête or a private party!
If you prefer privacy, this upper section has small tables for private dining.
The Cellar in the Georgetown Wines
The writer was told that a specific rich and famous Malaysian drinks this label, high-quality stuff.
Yup, we peeked at the tag. It is the HIGH end!
What does a fish know about wine anyway?
Not to worry, Mr Chung is an experienced 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.
Hanging Out at the Long Table
We prefer to hang out at the extended bench-style seating, which is a terrific way to mingle casually with the other diners.
Chef Aldrien Moh
Penang boy Chef Aldrien Moh has a strong passion for cooking good rather than fancy food.
Trained and skilled under Michelin star chefs’ hats 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 appetisers and mains. And started with a salad to kid ourselves that we’re eating healthily!
Georgetown Wines Menu
19-19A, Leith St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang | Tel: 04-262 1011
Mon, Wed, Thurs & Sun 6.00 PM – 1.00 AM | Friday 5.00 PM – 1.00 AM | Sat 6.00 PM – 2.00 PM | Tues Closed