Dinner with six top winemakers (Not your usual wine dinner)
April 30, 2011
Known as “The New Generation Hunter Valley”, the fellas, who are said to represent the new breed of wine maker, are surfing their way up the east coast and stopping off to demonstrate the sexiness of Hunter Valley Wines, semillon and shiraz in particular.
Besides getting in as much surfing as they can, the young guns will preside over tastings and dinners in nine select locations from Melbourne to Noosa.
“Not Your Usual Caravan of Courage” is the name given to the expedition, which involves David Hook (David Hook Wines), Andrew Thomas (Thomas Wines), Rhys Eather (Meerea Park), Nick Paterson (Mistletoe Wines), Mike De Iuliis (De Iuliis Wines) and Andrew Margan (Margan Family Wines).
Kicking off in Melbourne on May 4th 2011, they’ll be travelling north and stopping off at Sydney, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Byron Bay, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and finally culminating at the Audi Noosa Food and Wine Festival on May 13th-May 15th.
On Tuesday May 10 The Byron at Byron will host a five-course degustation dinner matched with New Generation Hunter Valley Wines.
Gavin Hughes, Head Chef at The Byron at Byron, has designed a tantalising menu profiling the best of local produce to match the wines.
Hughes’ offerings include a Warm farms market mushroom tart with local oyster and swiss brown mushrooms, garlic purée, parsnip chips and parsley oil and as well as Roasted Bangalow free-range duck with parsnip puree, roasted baby beets and a port and blood orange jus.
The cost is $145 a head and bookings can be made on 6639 2111 or email@example.com