The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi offers a glorious array of gourmet experiences from around the globe and their newest offering will delight wine connoisseurs and gourmands alike. Flavour’s restaurant overlooking the radiant blue of the Indian Ocean houses The Wine Cellar. Offering 180 degree views of the ocean, this stunning wine cellar has launched its Wine Academy 2015. Created by the creative F&B team the Wine Academy offers adventurous and unique wine and food pairings, designed to stimulate the palette and create a sensory journey through the world of wine.
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s wine cellar occupies an enviable position, suspended above the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Designed to satisfy the tastes of the international guests who visit the island, the wine cellar is home to almost 2000 bottles spanning 80% of the wine regions globally.
With an impressive library of vintages dating back to 1982, the wine cellar houses some extraordinary producers and unexpected gems. The sommelier team are on hand to make suggestions and guide guests through this unique collection of wines.
The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi hosts the Wine Academy which is available for all in-house guests. This private wine & canapés offers a frank and honest conversation about the best ways to sample wines. More than just a traditional tasting, this wine academy focuses on the importance of glass ware and how this can affect the taste and feel of the wines in addition to sensual food and wine pairings which offer an incredible taste adventure.
Available daily, the food and wine pairings have been carefully chosen to stimulate unusual notes and flavours in the wine. Wine and food pairings include:
– 2011 False Bay Vineyards Rose with fresh strawberries
– NV Moet & Chandon served in a champagne glass with Claire De Lune Oyster
– NV Moet & Chandon served in a red burgundy glass with assorted roasted nuts
– 2012 Penfolds Koonunga Hill served in a Chablis glass with smoked salmon canapé
– 2009 Cossetti Barbera D’asti Doc served with beef bresaola
– NV Trivento Birds & Bees Sweet Wine with spicy chicken supreme & chocolate macaroon
Wine Cellar Dinner
In addition to the incredible wine Academy, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi also hosts an 8 course dinner which takes place in the wine cellar overlooking the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by old and new wines, this dinner is a must try for wine lovers.
F&B Director Ian Lovie brings his unique gourmet experience from both East and West to blend seasonal produce and local seafood combined with the highest culinary standards. This remote island experience pairs wines of the world with exquisite French inspired cuisine. Be guided through a mouth-watering journey of 8 carefully considered courses such as :
Pate De Campagne
Country pate, figs cornichons, toast with 2009 JLS Cuvee Traditionnelle, Gewurztraminer – France
Spanish Jack, Artichokes, extra virgin, basil, tomatoes, lemon juice, pink sea salt with 2012 Laurenz V Singing – Gruner Veltliner – Austria
The wine pairings are inspired by the freshest of produce from the finest Australian Blackmore Beef to Line caught Tuna infused with Himalayan Black salt and fresh vegetables from the markets of Bangkok.
Lovie notes, “Our gourmet is paired with fine wines from around the globe, both world renowned wines and boutique wineries from the new world have a place at our mahogany table overlooking the Indian Ocean.”