King-Tai Chow and Eun-Jung Yoo try to use as many local products as possible at their two branches of Korean restaurant Saveurs de Coree and we have often talked about what kind of Chinese wines might fit with the food.
In the past few months, we’ve done a tasting of ~dozen bottles from Grace Vineyard and Silver Heights — led by Damien Shee and Edward Sun of Torres China, which distributes these wines — and I stopped in one afternoon with Grace’s new product “Tao Fu”, a light red Beaujolais-style wine especially designed for celebrating Chinese New Year.
Fun experiments all.
And it turns out that “Tao Fu” will be the first Chinese wine stocked by the restaurant, with a special deal available on August 27 at the Xiang’er Hutong branch. As far as I know, this will be the first place in Beijing to have this wine.
Diners will have two options at rmb69 from 6 PM to 10 PM:
- Grilled marinated bavette beef steak, shredded, with a glass of Grace “Tao Fu“.
- Classic bibimbap with a glass of Grace “Tao Fu“.
Chow says extra glasses of wine will be available at rmb29.
I have tried Tao Fu with ~100 people, from work colleagues to wine magazine editors to friends to sommeliers, and it has generally inspired a positive response. Worth a try, as they say, especially with the tasty food at Saveurs de Coree.
Address: 128-1 Xiang’er Hutong, Jiaodaokou, Dongcheng District. Phone number: 5741-5753.