MaoLaysia Dinner | Pairing Brasserie 1893 and Grace Vineyard


The MaoLaysia lunch theme carried on to dinner as Malaysian chef Addison Liew of Waldorf-Astoria’s Brasserie 1893 restaurant and Malaysian winemaker Lee Yeanyean of Grace Vineyard teamed up to pair French cuisine with Chinese wine.

Liew prepared a series of intricate dishes that featured everything from tuna to chicken to venison ribs, plus a unique “popcorn ice cream” dessert, while Lee oured his own wines, from Grace’s creamy chardonnay to a series of supple reds, explaining each one as he made his way around the table.

The event was held in Waldorf-Astoria’s private HOME area, with its own kitchen and lounge area. The guests warmed up for dinner with a tasting of Grace’s ‘Angelina’ Reserve Sparkling wine as well as a handful of reds, including a pair of vintages of Deep Blue. This was a first in terms of bringing together a Malaysian chef and a Malaysian winemaker. Special thanks to David, Alex and Niu for their support and to Jasmine for handling the coordination for an event that raised 13,376 kuai / 133,760 mao for Maovember.

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