Wine Tips for 17th May 2018! - Vintips til 17. Mai 2018!

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Wine Tips for 17th May 2018! - Vintips til 17. Mai 2018!

Hurra for Norge! It is soon Norwegian national day: 17th of May! 

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At Hibiscus Dinners, we believe food is as important as the drinks you are pairing it with. Thanks to our suggestions, you will be able to impress your guests with original yet delicious wines and drinks.

Filipa Pato 3B Rosé - Sparkling Portuguese Wine

Rosé wine is so festive, you should definitely try this one! Made in the same way Champagne is, this Portuguese wine is subtle with thin bubbles. It has hints of red berries without being sweet. It will be perfect to start your day with - either breakfast time or later on!

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At Vinmonopolet, you can find it for 165,-nok (link)

Eyrie Vineyard Pinot Gris 2015 - American White Wine

This Pinot Gris from Oregon, USA will be perfect to pair with seafood or white fish. It is balanced, with a nutty finish. It is like biting in a fresh piece of brioche without the sweetness. If you haven't try American wines yet and you love Burgundy white wines, you should start with this one.

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At Vinmonopolet, you can find it for 219,90nok (link)

Fleury Blanc de Noirs Brut Nature - French Natural Champagne

Want to impress your guests and try an authentic natural champagne? The Fleury Blanc de Noirs is for you! Made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes, it has some character. You can smell apples, citrus with a taste of nuts. Why not eating it with raw oysters or on its own?

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At Vinmonopolet, you can find it for 389,90nok (link)

Bareksten Botanical Gin - Awarded Norwegian Gin

Do you need an alternative to champagne? Prepare your guests and yourself some gin tonics, here are some suggestions:

-Tonic water/Orange zest/Rosmarin

-Tonic water with elderflower/Lime zest/Crushed mint

-Tonic water/Yuzu liquor/Lemon zest/Melisse

Gin is a great alternative to pair with seafood like raw scallops or caviar.

At Vinmonopolet, you can find it for 449,-nok (link)

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Spring is around the corner: get ready for Confirmations season! - Er du klar for Konfirmasjon sesong 2018?

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Spring is around the corner: get ready for Confirmations season! - Er du klar for Konfirmasjon sesong 2018?

Spring is the perfect season to celebrate an important moment in your life and your children. 

At Hibiscus Dinners, we customize all our menus to fit perfectly to your wishes and needs. A confirmation is an important step in the life in the Norwegian culture, make this day unforgettable!

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Every year, we release a menu specially made for this special event. It features the best ingredients available in Norway and specifically in the Oslo region. As an original catering company and private chef services, we like to surprise you and your guests bringing you a unique and colorful menu.

All the menus we create and always a basis to give you an idea of what we do. Changes can always be made to adapt better to your taste and specific requests.

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For the last 3 years, we happily delivered private dinners and buffet to several of our customers in order to celebrate their daughter's or son's special day! See what Kate says about us:

Alexandra catered for my son's Confirmation. She was extremely professional and had everything set up for lunch when we returned home after the ceremony. The food was outstanding and everyone raved about it! A family member has already requested Alexandra's details! Alexandra was very flexible and made changes to the menu to suit what we wanted, which was very much appreciated. Overall, I would recommend Alexandra 100%!

We will be happy to hear from you for your next event: wedding, birthday, anniversary, confirmation, baptism…

Check out our menu now and contact us!

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March 2018 Wine Review: be ready for Easter! - Vintips til Påske 2018!

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March 2018 Wine Review: be ready for Easter! - Vintips til Påske 2018!

Easter holidays are around the corner, Spring is coming soon with its sun, its barbecues and nice wines! It is time for you to discover new wine combinations. 

At Hibiscus Dinners, we like to make you taste new and original wines that you are not used to drink in your daily life. We love to try wines from a wide range of countries: France, Spain, South Africa, USA… 

Here is our selection for the upcoming spring season, as usual we like to propose you unique and delicious wines.

Suenen Oiry Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Extra Brut 2013

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If you want to try an amazing champagne, the one produced by Aurélien Suenen is for you! They produce champagne respecting the land and tradition. This Blanc de Blancs is 100% Chardonnay, representing perfectly the Côte des Blancs specificities.

Less than 20.000 bottles of this grand cru are produced each year. We love the brisk and fresh nose with citrus notes along with a clean and mineral finish. We really enjoy extra brut or brut nature champagne for their low input of sugar, this gives the full singularity of the grapes used. 

You can find this bottle at Vinmonopolet for 499,90NOK. Not sold in Norway but worth trying if you are traveling in France and more specifically in the Champagne region, their MBDA vintage is fabulous (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir alliance).

Olivier Rivière - Gabaxo 2016

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A French wine maker in Spain, how unusual! Olivier Rivière came in the Rioja region in 2006, deciding to produce organic and biodynamic wines. Back in the days it was a bold choice as Spain mostly produced quantity over quality.

The Gabaxo wine is Olivier Rivière's only wine that blends grapes from different parcels within Rioja. It is a alliance of Tempranillo and Garnacha coming each from 500 and 600 meters plateau in Rioja. It is a fresh red wine yet full bodied with hints of black berries and leather. A great wine to pair with a beef tartare or a roasted lamb rack.

You can find this red wine at Vinmonopolet for 219,90NOK.

Craven Karibib Chenin Blanc 2016

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Our third biodynamic wine selection in this review! Why drinking conventional wines when the organic ones are as good? It is good for the planet and good for you. This Chenin Blanc is produced on the coastal region of South Africa in a biodynamic parcel.

The grapes are whole-bunched pressed and let 5 months for a wild ferment and natural malolacto fermentation. The wine is slightly cloudy, has pear and ripe apple aromas with a fresh palate finishing with a nutty note. It will fit brilliantly with a scallop dish or a whole roasted seabass, you could also try it with an aged comté.

You can find this South African white wine at vinmonopolet for 259,90NOK.

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