Fine dining restaurant offers advice on how to select wine for drink with curry

Yats Restaurant & Wine Bar (  were put to task to find a good wine to pair with Singapore Chicken Curry.  The three finalists were a 1982 red wine from St. Emilion, a 2004 red Chassagne-Montrachet and a 1999 Meursault white wine, all courtesy of Yats Wine Cellars (  Here are the results.

the 1982 Ch. Andre Corbin from Montagne St. Emilion, the pairing worked very well.  Weight was properly matched.  Tannins in the 27-year-old Bordeaux have been resolved so the clash between tannin and heat of curry was averted.  The acidity of the wine helped cut through the rich texture of the curry sauce.  Particularly nice was the wine with the potatoes in the curry.  Finish was harmonious.  This was the winning combination.


The white 1999 Meursault faired well but the curry brought out nasty undertones in the white, stripping it of most of its fruit and left behind a musty smell and taste that was not present in the wine when enjoyed alone.  As such, the pairing did not do the wine any favor.


High expectations came with the 100% Pinot Noir red Burgundy from Chassagne-Montrachet.  It worked nicely but the wine was too young.  Curry brought out the bitterness and astringency in the wine.  This wasn’t so bad in the finish though, so the pairing was acceptable, good even, but certainly a more matured red Burgundy would have been perfect.


So to recap, the best pairing with Singapore Curry Chicken was a matured red wine from Bordeaux.


This restaurant in Pampanga Philippines is highly recommended by food critics and frequent diners in Manila as a place to wine and dine in Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone.  Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children.  Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines.  Private dining rooms are also available in this restaurant for business and personal meetings of 4 to 20 people.


Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, seafood, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes.  Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation.  A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.


Hong Kong-based Yats International built this restaurant in 2000 to provide a world-class cozy fine dining restaurant, as well as business meeting facilities and venues for private dinners and social functions in Philippines Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone.  North Luzon Pampanga Angeles City Clark Philippines was selected for this restaurant because of safety, clean air, absence of traffic and proximity to Manila and Subic.  Clark Freeport is located near Manila and Subic.  Diners from Manila and Subic can travel north along North Expressway and arrive in Clark in about 70 minutes without having to go through city driving.


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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines

How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines?  Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa.  After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left.  Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.


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