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Hickson Mandarins have a high juice content, with orange–red sweet flesh and thin easy to peel skin. The high juice content makes them ideal for juicing as well as eating. Now available in our produce section.
Valerie Henbest has been quietly revolutionising the
cheese drawers of Australia, as well as the way people think about their food,
for years. Born in France, Valerie migrated to Australia in the early 1990’s.
She has always been interested in cheese, having grown up in Normandie – the
home of Camembert.
Valerie’s knowledge, appreciation and enormous passion for cheese has taken her around the world. Settled in Adelaide, Valerie has developed The Smelly Cheese Shop’s successful series of Cheese Master Classes which are now presented nationally.
We are incredibly excited to announce that Valerie will be joining us Thursday 23rd for an intimate cheese and wine masterclass. Join us for this rare and exciting opportunity with one of Australia’s most highly regarded cheese experts as she takes us through some of her favourites all paired with premium wines from around the world.
To purchase tickets go here.
For a limited time only, Butterbing have created this delicious new edition to their range which can now be found at our cofee bar! Exploding with honey, corn flakes and memories of childhood birthday parties. Sweet honey buttercream with smashed up honey-joys, inside and out. Golden, crunchy and smiles of joy. Butterbings do not contain any sources of gluten and are baked with gluten-free flour.
Brash Higgins is the label of winemaking American-turned-honorary-Aussie, Brad Hickey. In his former life, Hickey was one of America’s top sommeliers, working for many years crafting some of New York’s finest wine lists. He came to Australia and fell in love with McLaren Vale and local vigneron Nicole Thorpe, with whom he now produces highly characterful, minimalist wines. The wines are extremely expressive; trailblazers of their genre!
OPEN TO TASTE:
CHN 2017 Chenin paired with Crottin Affine Goat’s Cheese
ZBO 2017 Zibbibo paired with Feta stuffed and marinated Olives
MCC 2017 Mataro, Cinsault, Carignan paired with Jamon Iberico
FRNC 2017 Cabernet Franc paired with Salumi Classico
MATO 2016 Mataro paired with Pyengana Aged Cheddar
OMENSETTER 2012 Shiraz, Cabernet paired with Wagyu Biltong
Grapefruit is known around the world for its unique colors and tangy flavour. The Rio Star variety is highly prized, and is the result of years of selective fruit breeding. This grapefruit is sweet, has a red flesh with very few seeds. Red-fleshed grapefruits are much sweeter than white-fleshed ones. Now available in our produce section.
Tartufi Jimmy is a company specialized in the marketing of fresh truffles and in the realization of products preserved high quality based on truffle. Their truffles are purchased directly from the searchers and collectors, mainly in central Italy, where Tartufi Jimmy is based. Crisp, thinly sliced potato chips infused with dried white truffle and sea salt make the perfect bar snack. Salty and flavoursome; serve with antipasti and your preferred cocktail for aperitivo hour.
Picardy is one of Australia's leading premium boutique wine producers, established in 1993 in the Pemberton region of Western Australia. Picardy is owned and operated by Bill, Sandra, and Dan Pannell. Bill and Sandra were pioneers of the Margaret River region, establishing Moss Wood vineyard and winery in 1969. Dan Pannell joins us this Friday for a special tasting which will include his premium Pinot ‘Tete de Cuvee’.
OPEN TO TASTE:
2016 Picardy Chardonnay
2016 Picardy Pinot Noir
2013 Picardy Tete de Cuvee – Pinot Noir
2014 Picardy Shiraz
In conjunction with our Annual Spanish Paella Festival, the Wine Loft will be opening delicious wines from Spain to taste! With the wide selection of flavours that come with Paella, it is a dish that is surprisingly easy to pair with wine. We have selected four wines from four different wine regions of Spain to pair with the delicious Paella's being offered.
OPEN TO TASTE
Mengoba Brezo Rosado, 2015, Bierzo
Angel Rodriguez Martinsancho Verdejo, 2016, Rueda
La Maldicion Tinto de Valdilecha, 2017, Madrid
Valdesil Mencia Carballo, 2011, Valdeorras
Valenciso Laderas de Cabama, Rioja, 2012
We couldn't be more excited to receive our first delivery from the boys from Bklyn Bento from Brooklyn in NYC! It’s been a lot of correspondence back and forth to get this order completed with Marc the owner of Bklyn Bento, one of our wonderful directors was even given a personal tour of NYC from Marc while visiting America last month. We are the only store in Australia selling these double-walled, vacuum insulated food thermos in two sizes 14oz and 10oz. These copper lined lunch boxes will not transfer heat or cold to the outer walls. That means your Bklyn Steel thermos never feel hot or cold while holding them in your hands, this also means no condensation or sweat will build up on this food container; keeping the inside of your travel bag nice and dry. They’re perfect for our homemade soups, chicken broth, iced or hot coffee and any other meals and drinks you want to keep at its optimum temperature. The story of how the boys from Bklyn Bento started this company is amazing, have a read of their story on their website; https://bklynbento.com/pages/a...
Join us as we showcase all the delicious and wonderful things about Spain! Come and watch our chefs make traditional Spanish paella - we will have samples out to taste and take home cooked paella available. We will have a variety of salame, chorizo, Sardinian sausages, manchego, fresh seafood and much more! Our sommelier will have a variety of Spanish wines open to taste!
Artichokes are an edible member of the thistle family and actually the immature bud of what would be a large sunflower-like blossom if not picked for consumption! We now have stock of the purple variety! This popular vegetable does not lose its vibrant colour when cooked and is prized for having a slightly more pronounced nutty flavour than its green globe cousin.
The dark purple adds an unexpected splash of color when served. Artichokes can be a meal in itself, prepared simply - just steamed, the leaves plucked then dipped in garlic-butter. The meaty base of the globe is called the heart and is considered a culinary delicacy.
Fraser Gallop Estate is set upon 165 acres of undulating land on Metricup Road, Wilyabrup, in the Margaret River region. All vines are dry-grown. The dominant variety is Cabernet Sauvignon (17 acres), supplemented by other red Bordeaux varieties and 17 acres of Chardonnay.The philosophy is to allow the fruit to speak for itself. Through minimal intervention and the use of traditional techniques, as well as the latest technology, the team strive to create wines that show balance and finesse upon release and have the structure and pedigree to thrive with careful cellaring.
Join us up in the Loft on Friday as we taste through some of the delicious Fraser Gallop wines and listen to live jazz!
We’re very excited to now be selling the Certified Organic Serious Popcorn range in store; Coconut Vanilla, Sea Salt and Sweet and Salty.
Popcorn is a gluten-free, fiber-rich whole grain and health snack. It’s naturally light that’s popped by hand and seasoned to foodie perfection. From the farm to the bag, Serious Popcorn use organic corn that’s 100% traceable, and is grown without using chemical nasties. Launched in 2015 in Auckland, by Roger Holmes the corn business is in his blood. Roger’s great-grandfather Albert Pope planted the first corn crop on their family farm in the 1950’s and since childhood Roger has been helping his father harvest the farm on Oakdene Farms. But with an entrepreneurial spirit, an eye for design, and a passion for organic food, the idea for a contemporary take on corn was born.
This Sunday, the 5th of August we are hosting Shaun Byrne for his exclusive book signing and pre-release of his and author Gilles Lapalus’s book ‘The Book of Vermouth’. Shaun has developed his love and understanding of the beverage industry through a rich career at some of Australia’s best bars and will be sharing his knowledge on the day in our Wine Loft. We will also be sampling Classic Negroni’s and Spritz with Maidenii Vermouth!
A few things to know about Vermouth, it’s a wine not a spirit, it’s the key to the best Negroni, it should be kept always in the fridge and it works so well in cocktails as it is so full of flavor, it’s sweet, sour, bitter and even has a salty note depending on the brand. We look forward in seeing you in our Wine Loft between 11am and 1pm this Sunday.
These fabulous Peking are delivered fresh to our Boatshed Butchers from Mark & Leonie Brunnbleman's Wagin Farm. Leonie and Marc started the business Wagin Duck Game in 2013 just outside the Wagin town centre, 225km south-east of Perth between Narrogin and Katanning. Praised with the quality of this fresh product, Leonie and Marc have a niche market here in WA and also sell quails, chickens and geese from their farm. This local, tender and free ranged beauty is served perfectly with creamy mash and a glass of Pinot. Perfect for weekend entertaining Donna Hay has the right idea with this Crispy Spiced Braised Duck recipe; https://www.donnahay.com.au/re...
Currently In season and locally grown in Bindoon, we now have these delicious and exotic Blood Oranges in store. Blood oranges have a sweet yet a sour tang with a hint of raspberry or blackberry, they're about the same size as a navel orange but with a slightly red tint on portions of the fruit's skin. This Citrus fruit can be used in many ways, popular chef Yotam Ottolenghi who's books we carry here in store had a delicious recipe for sea bass with a blood orange sauce and side salad that sounds divine. They're also great for baked goods as a substitute to lemon, like cookies, panna cotta or in a cupcake. They're delicious in Campari and Sweet Vermouth cocktails or just as a garnish in your favourite gin.