An event not to missed! Seriously, great wine, fantastic food in the beautiful Swan Valley – what’s not to like? If you do anything in the Swan Valley this year, Viva Verdelho should be on your list.
This weekend on Sunday the 10th of November twenty Swan Valley wine producers will showcase their best Verdelho’s matched with food at the lovely Stewart’s at Brookleigh restaurant (I can personally vouch for how great Stewart’s is, read my post here). Tickets are $82 per person for this long-table style lunch from 12:30-4pm.
Viva Verdelho is an interactive afternoon which invites wine and food lovers to sample wines and match them over three courses created by head chef Jamie Skinner at Stewart’s. The afternoon will involve raffles, interviews with the judges and the coveted ‘People’s Choice Award’.
So what’s on the menu you ask? Here is a sneak peek…
- 1st course: Beetroot and fennel cured kingfish, petite panzanella, fried Lilliput capers and crispy mandarin. This has been designed to be a fresh, zingy and fragrant dish to compliment the more delicate Verdelho’s on tasting at the event.
- 2nd course: Swimmer crab and prawn tortellini, nero, samphire, mussels and verjuice cream. This dish is a little richer than the entree and will go well with some of the Verdelho’s with rounder and more tropical flavours.
- 3rd course: Thyme confit quail, walnut gnocchi, waldorf flavours and apple slaw – a more earthy and nutty dish compared to the other two previous courses, to pair well with some of the more developed Verdelho styles at the event.
What is Verdelho?
It is a white grape variety which thrives in the Swan Valley. It is a very aromatic variety which is typically full-bodied and it can be enjoyed young or it can be aged. With great fruit and acidity balance it is the perfect accompaniment with fish, chicken and Asian cuisine.
I hope to see you all on the weekend!
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