September 9th saw us getting ready for another of our gourmet wine nights. The wine chosen for this event came from iconic Australian winery Penfold’s.
Several months ago we came up with a menu and then matched 5 Wines from the Penfold’s stable with each course at a tasting in July. As Penfold’s does not produce a sparkling wine to go with the canapes, Johnathon from Treasury Wine Estates suggested the Seppelt Salinger Pinot Noir Chardoonay 2006.
Our menu for the evening was(photos are from our tasting):
Velvety Duck liver parfait, blood orange and pink peppercorn marmalade, woodfire bread Melba toast
Matched with Koonunga Hill Autumn Riesling 2008
Spiced butternut pumpkin soup with Queensland spanner crab
Matched with Bin 23 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2009
Fillet of salmon slow cooked in olive oil, soft herb crust, pommes Anna, fennel crisp
Matched with Bin 311 Tumbarumba Chardonnay 2009
Mille feuille of kangaroo loin with a native pepper sauce and sauteed warrigul greens
Matched with Kalimna Bin 28 Shiraz 2007
Maple and pecan bread(brioche) and butter pudding with mascarpone ice cream
Matched with Cellar Reserve Viognier 2009
All the courses were a hit but I have to say the dessert got the biggest applause. This was due to the fact that we made the brioche, made the mascarpone and then the ice cream. It was great to see how excited our guests are when we detail what we have actually made in house rather than bought in. We also made our own puff pastry for the mille feuille and included some of the native pepper in it. Having the native pepper through the pastry gave it a lovely speckled look.
In all a great night. Looking forward to our next one which we will be doing in November with wines from Tasmania.
Thanks for having a look!