I couldn’t have been more delighted when Chef handed me the menu for this Ambassadors’ dinner; every element was designed with my taste buds in mind – unintentionally, but never the less, I was absolutely head over flats in love with every dish that was on offer.
The evening followed the usual format of drinks and canapés on arrival from 7pm. We chose a Passionate cocktail, in keeping with the Valentines theme and an elderflower spritz for the no-alcohol drinkers.
Confit Duck Arancini, pumpkin & amaretti soft centre
Gazpacho Flavours, heart shaped jelly with fine dice of gazpacho
Swordfish Ceviche, yellow courgette & yuzu lime salsa
Shortly after polishing off the last of the canapés, Dan Gill (Dine Founder), ushered us upstairs to the Fountain Room, where we were welcomed by a table adorned with stunning flowers by Daisy Chain and abundance of candles shimmering against the back drop of the sequinned table runner; the perfect setting for a romantic dining experience.
This was the menu we had the pleasure of enjoying with wines paired by Hoults:
Whitby Crab Lasagne & Lobster Ravioli
Vodka bisque, fennel foam
Wine – DOMAINE DE LA MOTTE CHABLIS 2015
Pale straw yellow in colour with a nose of crisp apples, citrus zest and some mineral tones.
5 month Aged Beef Sirloin
celeriac fondant, charred baby leek & onion
herb gel, horseradish crème, red wine emulsion
Wine – Nieto Malbec, 2015 – Red Wine
Our best loved Malbec is possibly even juicier, fresher and tastier still!
Pistachio & olive oil cake, pistachio panna cotta, pistachio crumble & pistachio ice cream with lemon olive oil emulsion & a shot of strawberry juice
Dessert Wine – Brown Brothers Orange Muscat & Flora
From Brown Brothers Mystic Park Vineyard in Victoria this is an exciting blend of late-harvested Orange Muscat along with the little known Flora.
At the end of the dinner, small personalised boxes were given to each guest – containing handmade (by our chefs) truffles to be enjoyed with coffee.
Dan from 123Photography captured the evening beautifully.
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