Wine & Chinese Cuisine
Such complex food; how do you know what wine to drink?
While the pairing of white wine with white meat, red wine with red meat is still to be considered, the unique and exotic flavoring of different sauces and methods of regional cooking also come into play.
Lai Wah Heen’s award winning Peking Duck, or most of the mildly seasoned beef and lamb dishes will pair perfectly with an elegant red Burgundy, as well as a new world Pinot Noir. Aged red Bordeaux, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are best with stewed or gamey meat, but choose wisely or will the dishes be overpowered. Riesling and Gewürztraminer have a floral nose and are ideal with medium spiced stir-fried seafood dishes. Italian Pinot Grigio is a full flavored wine with low acidity and ideal with plain poached seafood or steamed fish. Chablis style Chardonnay is well matched with milder poultry dishes with medium spice, while an oak aged full bodied one is better suited for those with heavier or spicy sauces. If you are still in doubt, the old trick is getting a bottle of Champagne, which goes well with everything.
Our manager is happy to assist you in making the perfect selection to accompany your dinner.
Proprietor & sommelier
Bring Your Own Wine (BYOW)
Our patrons are welcomed to bring in their own wine. The following regulations and fee applied:
- Regular corkage fee: $ 25.00 per bottle (750 ml bottle or smaller)
Wine is opened and served in stock glasses
- Premium corkage fee: $ 35.00 per bottle (750 ml bottle or smaller)
Wine is opened, decanted and served in crystal glasses
- BYOW only applies to “Commercially-made wine”. It does not apply to beer, spirits or liquor.
- The wine bottle must be presented to the staff immediately upon arrival.
- The wine bottle must never been opened and re-corked.
- Furthermore, for the safety of our patrons, we reserve all rights to refuse service to anyone whom we feel has met the following conditions and those regulations stipulated in the Liquor Control Act of Ontario (AGCO).
- Persons under 19 years of age or fail to prove his/ her age with a valid identification.
- Persons who have consumed alcohol prior to entering our establishment.
- Persons who show signs of intoxication or impaired judgment.
Please be informed that the restaurant does not participate in “Take Home The Rest (THTR)” program. Opened bottle is not allowed to be removed from the restaurant.