For the first time in 15 year history TUCC held one of its events on Sunday and the venue was in Mur Mur new restaurant of Carte Blanche group.
TUCC event started with an aperitif from the head mixologist of the Carte Blanche group Carolis Urbonavicius who is already known to TUCC Connoisseurs from the Chi restaurant event in September 2016. This time Carolis offered guests to try cocktail #23 for ladies and Aged Bulvardier for gentlemen.
At 19.30 the dinner started. The head of TUCC Terry greeted guests and introduced people who were responsible for the dinner: the head chef Alexander Golovachev and head sommelier Bohdan Shevchenko. Then Terry suggested guests to participate in a quiz about Pacific nations. The prize was a bottle of Spanish wine.
Chef Alexander Golovachev presented a menu that he had developed especially for Mur Mur where he combined the latest trends of Peruvian, Mexican, Hawaiian, Spanish and European cuisines and adapted them to Ukrainian tastes.
For the cold starter Alexander suggested guests to try a traditional Hawaiian salad – Poke bowl with quinoa, tuna, edamame, tobiko, nori dressed with soy sauce.
While Alexander was explaining the menu, diner’s glasses started to be filled with Cava Brut Rose, Vincente Gandia.
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The next course was a Chilean hot appetizer – Cheese Soup with Jalapeno and Bacon. It is not so easy to choose a suitable wine for soup, but sommelier Bohdan met the challenge by choosing Verdejo, Marques de Toledo. 5 points for his choice!
During the break before the main course, the results of the quiz were announced. Terry handed a bottle of Marques de Carano Gran Reserva to the winner Vello Ehvert!
Time for the main course has come. The delicate flavour of Fillet Mignon was highlighted with a tomato salsa and avocado grilled in the josper – a Spanish developed closed grill. The main course was complemented with Crianza Oristan, Bodegas Losano.
The chef of the restaurant presented Caramel cheesecake with popcorn for dessert, which was melted in the mouth. Almost all guests gave it 5 points, but for the wine – Graham’s Porto Fine Ruby opinions were divided.
The combination of service, decor, ambience and of course the cuisine earned MurMur a 5* rating from Connoisseurs. Take a chance to visit this new restaurant at 42/4 Pushkinska street, Kyiv.
Photos provided by TUCC.