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COMPLIMENTARY CHEESE & WINE TASTING IN THE LOFT!
Join us this Thursday as we use traditional methods to open a 40 kg wheel of French Beaufort cheese! Made in the Haute Savoie region of the French alps, this rare Cow’s milk cheese can only be made in the Summer months as the cow’s graze naturally on a rich diet of grass and flowers. French sommelier Ludovic Deloche has paired 6 premium French wines for us to taste alongside this exceptional cheese. This complimentary tasting is a unique experience, not to be missed!
Saturday, 14 December 2019
11 am - 2 pm
Join us in the Wine Loft for a presentation of celebration cheeses especially for the festive season! Whether it is ideas for your cheese board or an impressive cheese center piece for Christmas lunch, you are sure to find inspiration! Both local and international suppliers will be on hand to walk you through your selection and answer any questions. We will be having our third Champagne tasting this Saturday in the Loft with the following open to taste:
Chartogne-Taillet Cuvée Saint Anne NV Brut
Laherte Freres Blanc de Blancs NV Lagerte Freres Meunier Rosé NV
Agrapart Grand Cru Terroirs Blanc de Blancs NV
Chartogne Taillet Brut Rosé 2015
Egly-Ouriet Grand Cru Brut Tradition NV
Christmas Pudding is the ultimate festive dessert and will grace any dinner table this Christmas. If you don’t have time to make your own Christmas pudding, why not simply serve this up as the perfect finale to your Christmas dinner? This is a recipe handed down through three generations. These moist puddings made just for us, come ready to cook and serve in a keepsake ceramic bowl. Now available from our grocery department.
Frantoio Muraglia was born in Andria, capital of the Apulia oil region - five generations ago! The family are still very much involved and are committed to preserve the biodiversity of agricultural landscape. The olives are picked by hand and pressed cold in the ancient stone press. The Muraglia family goal is always to make the finest Italian extra virgin oil, absolutely without compromise. This premium, authentic olive oil comes in the most exquisite handmade terracotta jars that are 100% made in Italy. The craftsmen have been working ceramics in Puglia for five generations - the Olive Oil jugs now account for 80% of their total production.
Christmas is a special time of year! Get your jingle on with these limited edition Native Jingles featuring Wattleseed and Christmas spice flavours. This vegan, dark, clean bar is perfect for that someone special, or even yourself! Handmade ethical chocolate with impact // 33c from every bar goes to The Plum Project to support Indigenous bush food projects on country. Made with cacao nib, cane sugar, almonds, golden syrup, nutmeg, cloves, wattleseed. Now available from our grocery department.
Join us in the Wine Loft this Thursday, 12 December as we use traditional methods to crack open a premium wheel of Comtè that has been aged for 18 months! We have picked our favourite wines that perfect pair with this delicious cheese!
$19.95 per kilo
FRI, SAT, SUN ONLY!
Our Fishco now has stock of the most delicious Tiger and King Prawns. Arriving directly from the pristine waters of Shark Bay WA, these prawns are wild caught and of premium export quality. They are world renowned and sought after for their sensational sweet flavour. We have selected these magnificent, large prawns just in time for your Christmas entertaining with friends & family - fantastic on the barbecue with a squeeze of fresh lemon!
From 4:30pm – 6:30pm
This Friday we have delicious wines from Hughes & Hughes in Tasmania open to taste! Hughes & Hughes is made by the brothers behind premium Tasmanian label, Mewstone. James Halliday has called them, “an utterly exceptional wine producer”, and their wines often sell out within weeks of release. This is definitely a Tassie label to watch!
OPEN TO TASTE:
Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Just in time for the festive season! We have a variety of delicious Panettone arriving in store! Pannettone is a traditional Italian leavened Christmas cake made with eggs, butter, flour, sugar, and various combinations of dried or candied fruits and nuts. During the festive season panettone can be enjoyed anytime of the day. Serve it warm or even toasted with morning coffee. During the day it is the ideal festive accompaniment to a dry prosecco or spritz cocktail.
If having it as a dessert, or after dinner treat, serve it warm with a little gelato or whipped cream and match with a sweet, crisp, Moscato d'Asti.
Our Butchery stocks the most incredible free range turkeys from Wagin Duck & Game. These have never been frozen! We are the only butchery in the country to stock these 100% WA grown birds. Wagin Duck & Game is located in Wagin, Western Australia. This is a small, family run business producing fresh, free range poultry. The family do everything from breeding, to growing, to processing and delivery resulting in top quality, superior poultry! A perfectly cooked, pan-fried duck breast will have a crisp, golden skin and succulent pink flesh.
Complimentary Cheese & Wine Tasting
Thursday, 5 December 2019 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
Join us in the Wine Loft this Thursday, 5 December as we use traditional methods to crack open a premium wheel of Gruyère that has been aged for 24 months! Gruyère is a benchmark PDO cheese from Switzerland, who’s production and ageing is strictly controlled. Its production can be traced back to 1115, although not officially recognised under this name until the 17th century. As with other cheeses from mountainous regions, the creation of large wheels of cheese was an important way of conserving food for the long and cold winter months. Herds would ascend to the high altitude pastures over the summer to take advantage of the rich array of grasses and flowers.
Gruyère des Grottes, which translates to Gruyère of the caves, is aged in natural limestone caves in the Swiss Alps. Ours has been aged for 24 months which bestows it with a rich and powerful character.
The delicate flavours of Gruyère make it a versatile cheese when it comes to pairing with wine. We have picked four West Australian wines that are perfect for the entertaining season!
WINE OPEN TO TASTE:
Marri Wood Park Sparkling Chenin 2011
Chalari Riesling 2019
Mazza Bastardo Rose 2019
Blind Corner Nouveau Shiraz 2019
$29.95 per kilo - until 5 December 2019 whilst stocks last.
We source our Tomahawk from Cape Grim Beef, a collective of beef farmers throughout Tasmania, King and Flinders Islands. They nurture the finest quality cattle, without harming the pristine environment. Raised on rich pastures with nothing else added, Cape Grim Beef is hand-selected and rigorously graded, rewarding you with pure beef flavour. The bone is where the Tomahawk takes its name from - the large rib bone left on the cut gives it a distinct Tomahawk shape. It is a cut of meat that is designed to be brought to the table once cooked, then carved and shared!
Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 11 am to 2 pm
Our annual Christmas Showcase is not to be missed! Our Deli & Butchery Departments will have their delicious Christmas catering lines such as traditional Christmas hams & turkeys available to sample. We are joined by some of our best local & international suppliers who will have an array of Christmas products out to taste.
The HOTCHOCSPOON is born from the brains of Chocolate Designers who really cook with chocolate. Of course it is made artisanally with the tastiest ingredients. Stir the spoon with chocolate through well-heated milk and enjoy the most delicious chocolate milk! Whether you like white, milk, pure or very pure dark chocolate, there is plenty of choice for everyone.
Marchant cherries are a large heart‐shaped variety. They have dark red skin and golden‐red flesh. They are sweetly flavoured and are available early in the season. We source our cherries from Wandin Valley Farms have orchards scattered throughout the valley which is located in Victoria. The Sebire family has a proud history - since 1893 - of growing fresh cherries, with their first orchard located at the Mont De Lancey farm in Victoria's Yarra Valley, at Wandin North. Wandin Valley Farms has been fully owned and operated by the Sebire and Jones families - with three generations of the family actively involved in the business. The love of growing only 'the finest fresh cherries' continues within the Sebire family to this day.
Voted the 'best gingerbread house"! We are now stocking a limited supply of these beautiful kits in our grocery department. Phillippa's has created a twist on the much-loved Gingerbread House creating a DIY kit that will provide parents and children with lots of fun while creating the perfect edible centre piece. The gingerbread recipe is a much loved family recipe, that uses silky and rich molasses and a range of traditional Christmas spices.