‘Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country’ ~ Horace Greeley
Whilst this phrase borrows from another time and place, it still rings true.
Home to generations of family farming, the countryside of the Western District is Victoria’s vast cornucopia, famed for the quality of its produce.
Join us for a 5 course dinner celebrating the best of the West.
European head chef Peter Sheldon will prepare a menu showcasing the exemplary pork of Western Plain’s Croagh family, paired to ‘the wines of two Thomsons’ – those of Crawford River and Bests of Great Western.
Though not related by blood, these two clans of Thomsons, share a commitment and belief in the region and its excellence, garnering them many loyal followers over the years.
Second generation Thomson of Crawford River, Fiona, and winemaker at Best’s, Justin Purser (not Thomson!) will also be on hand to share their stories on these famed Western District vignerons.
Menu as follows ~
Canapé – on arrival
Chicharrón, whipped lardo, anchovy
2017 Best’s Riesling, Great Western
Raw scallop, guanciale, leek
2016 Crawford River Riesling, Henty
Pork salumi, pickles
2017 Best’s Dolcetto, Great Western
Tortellini in brodo
2016 Crawford River Cabernet Franc, Henty
Suckling pig porchetta, fennel cream, salsa verde
2004 Crawford River Cabernet Sauvignon, Henty
2004 Best’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Great Western
A piece of cheese with house made condiments
WHERE: Tea Room ~ Level 1, 161, Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
WHEN: Thursday 14 June
COST: $150 p/person
TO BOOK: Click here via Trybooking, otherwise call Rebekah or Adriana during office hours on (03) 9654 6657