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Yakitori is a popular Japanese food that is enjoyed at traditional festivals and events. Yakitori is a wide category of bite size food on skewers that is grilled over charcoal. Our Japanese chefs will be cooking vegetables, pork, wagyu beef and more on open Yakitori barbeques in the courtyard! Yakatori is best accompanied by sake – join us for a complimentary sake with our wine expert!
Ippin sake is produced by Yoshikubo brewery in Japan's Ibaraki prefecture. Founded in 1790, the Yoshikubo Family has been brewing fine sake for 12 generations. Satoshi Yoshikubo joins us to taste through these brilliant premium sakes.
Open to taste:
IPPIN Mito Umeshu
IPPIN Junmai Daiginjo
Ki No Bi Gin
Distilled, blended and bottled in Kyoto, these gin's are made from a sake rice base, sourced form the famous sake district of Fushimi. Mainly local botanicals are used including yuzu, hinoki chips, bamboo leaf, gyokuro tea, ginger, red shiso and green sansho peppers. Bottled in hand-blown glass bottles crafted in Osaka, the label was designed by Kyot's oldest maker of karakami. Truly unique, Japanese gins!
Open to taste:
Ki No Bi Dry
Ki No Tea
Ki No Sei
Spirit of Little Things create small batch, artisan gins with a distinctly Australian fingerprint. Crafted right here in WA by three Cottesloe locals, these craft gins are as Australian as they come! From the locally and ethically sourced botanical's to the Australian-made bottles, this team is serious about creating unique Australian spirits that reflect the essence of our sun burnt land.
Join us for a complimentary gin tasting with owners Mick, Josh & Tom in the Loft.
Peony ‘Coral Charm’ is an exotic Peony bloom of extraordinary colour. The large flowers unfurl from deep, coral pink buds. As the semi double blooms open, they then fade to peach and finally tones of pink, offering a lovely succession of early season colour. We have a limited amount of bunches in stock, they are absolutely beautiful!
RELEASE DATE:Saturday, 2 November 2019
TASTING 12 pm – 2 pm Saturday, 2 November 2019
The highly anticipated yearly release of Four Pillars Australian Christmas Gin in here! With production capped at 15 000 bottles, this small batch gin has sold out every year since its inception. It’s distinctively festive flavours, such as juniper, preserved citrus and Christmas spice are indulgent and rich – exactly how a Christmas gin should taste!
Every year the three founders of Four Pillars get together to make Christmas puddings from an old family recipe. The puddings are then treated as a botanical and distilled with juniper, cloves and nutmeg. The gin is then aged in 125-year-old ex-Grants Whisky barrels that previously stored Rutherglen Muscat for 80 years.
The result - gin that tastes and smells like Christmas!
Join us in the Loft this Friday from 4.30 pm for a complimentary Champagne tasting! We are joined by David Stredwick from Burch Family Wines who will take us through three delicious wines - a perfect oppurunity to taste your favourite champage for your Melbourne Cup & Spring Racing celebrations!
The best and only the best could be the Franck Bonville house and family’s motto, settled in Avize, Champagne, for four generations. Now managed by Olivier Bonville, the house works exclusively with Grand Cru Chardonnay from the Cote des Blancs area. Olivier manages the family’s 12-hectare domaine without weedkillers or insecticides, producing wines that are pure fruited and a testament to the terroir.
OPEN TO TASTE:
Champange Franck Bonville Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs NV
Franck Bonville Brut Grand Cru Rosé
Frank Bonville Brut Millesime 2012 Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru
The Cashew Creamery started with the simple challenge to create a delicious, smooth, creamy ice cream…without the cream! The result? A decadent ice cream which just happens to be healthier for you! This is a family business dedicated to producing delicious ice cream treats for everyone to enjoy. Their range of Cashew Fusion ice creme is dairy free, gluten free, soy free, vegan friendly and delicious! You won’t miss the dairy! We have vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, mint and coffee flavours in our freezer department!
Now available from our cheese departmnet - the best Stilton in the world! Colston Bassett is one of the smallest dairies in the United Kingdom. They make their pasteurized cow's milk Stilton the traditional way using hand-ladled curd and animal rennet, not to be found at any other Stilton maker. Thus, the texture of Colston Bassett Stilton is more luscious, creamy and full-bodied and the flavour, more complex and deeper than any other cheese produced with vegetable rennet.
It has a close, creamy texture with pale, ivory paste that edges onto amber as it gets close to the rind and a homogeneous distribution of blue coloured veins. The wrinkly rind is slightly sticky, orange-brown in colour, speckled with patches of white mould. Flavour-wise, Colston Bassett Stilton is earthy and lactic, balanced by the richness of blue mould and butter. When young, it tends to be slightly tangy, but this will disappear as the cheese matures.
This celebrated cheese has won the gold medal at the 2014 World Cheese Awards.
This Summer enjoy this award-winning rosé wine from the world-renowned Domaine de la Grande Séouve in Provence. Well established as one of the most definitive Provence rosé wines, AIX is a stunning example of what the region has to offer. Pale pink in colour with an elegant palate of red Summer berries, white stone fruit and spice. This wine is sure to satisfy during the warmer months - now available in our Wine Loft. *Special available until 30 Oct 2019, whilst stocks last
Tickets $50, $40 redeemable
20 tickets only - available here
In any conversation about the world’s greatest wines, it is impossible to overlook Bordeaux. Defined by the confluence of two rivers, the wines of Bordeaux are undeniably enchanting and evocative. Daniel Airoldi DipWSET, joins us for an intimate look at this highly coveted wine region.
Daniel Airoldi grew up amongst the vines of Pessac, the famous suburb of Bordeaux known for the appellation of Pessac-Leognan and Chateau Haut-Brion. He studied wine at the ‘Ecole du Vin de Paris’ and worked for a négociant there before bringing his passion for wine, and particularly those of Bordeaux, to Australia. With many contacts in Bordeaux, Daniel prides himself on sourcing the best Chateaux of Bordeaux from its most trusted courtiers and winemakers.
OPEN TO TASTE
2016 LE BLANC SEC DE SUDUIRAUT, AOC Bordeaux Blanc
2016 CAMILLE DE LABRIE, AOC Bordeaux Rouge
2012 CHATEAU FLAUNYS, AOC Montagne St-Emilion
2016 CHATEAU VIEUX FERRAND, AOC Lalande de Pomerol
2014 CHATEAU LAVILLOTTE, AOC St-Estèphe
2012 CHATEAU TOUR-SIEUJEAN, Cru Bourgeois Pauillac
2015 GOULÉE BY COS, AOC St-Médoc
2010 CHATEAU LA TOUR BLANCHE 1st growth Sauternes
New to our grocery department is the full range of pickles & condiments from Crunch Preserves, which is based in Margaret River, WA.
Franck, a French trained chef. Emma, a foodie and lover of a healthy lifestyle travelled the world working on super yachts before deciding to settle in South Western Australia in the Margaret River Region to experience the simple life! Their range of products are simple, delicious and full of flavour. An absolute pantry essential.
We make Fix & Fogg Smoke and Fire peanut butter by blending our Super Crunchy peanut butter with organic NZ grown chillies from Kaitaia Fire. Then we go a little crazy and add natural Manuka smoke and Spanish smoked paprika to send you on an epic journey of flavours: a smokey start with a hot lingering finish.
Try it on toasted sourdough with avocado, with cheese and crackers, or add it to your satay sauce, burger or roasted veggies - have a look at our recipes page for some more inspiration!
Peanut butter is a naturally nutritious food packed full of goodness. Too often however, companies take shortcuts and fill it with preservatives, additives, emulsifiers, foreign oils, sugar and lots of salt. Fix & Fogg peanut butter is simple and healthy: we use extra dark roasted hi-oleic peanuts and a sparing amount of organic Marlborough sea salt. Hi-oleic peanuts are a special type of peanut known for their great flavour and high levels (39%) of monounsaturated fats - that's the good stuff, like the type found in olive oil, which has been linked to reducing cardiovascular disease and lowering cholesterol.
Summerina Mandarins are now available from our produce department. They are sensationally sweet and burst with flavour that is utterly delicious. They are a wholesome and healthy, guilt-free snack. Perfect for big and little hands, anytime of day. They are only around for a limited time as their season only lasts for 8 short weeks!
Inspired by the wines of the Rhone Valley, Stuart Dudine crafts thoughtful wines from Rhone varietals in Victoria. After working in Austria, France and Italy, Stuart’s passion for Rhone varieties was nurtured during time spent at Henschke and Yarra Yering. He has been living and working in the Yarra Valley since 2012, most notably, as Winemaker with Mac Forbes. Stuart joins us this Friday from 4:30pm to taste through his current releases.
Open to Taste:
Alkimi Marsanne 2017
Alkimi Marsanne ‘Whole Bunch’ 2019
Alkimi Rose 2018
Alkimi Grenache 2018
Alkimi Mourvedre 2017
Alkimi Syrah 2015
Each piece of biltong is handmade in small batches by professionally trained & skilled butchers. It is perfectly cured, air-dried premium biltong using a selection of fresh herbs & spices and only the finest Australian Wagyu & Black Angus beef. An original South African family recipe is used which results in a unique, traditional flavour that is unmatched. Available from our butchery in whole pieces, sticks & slices – perfect for this weekend’s Rugby World Cup entertaining!
Winners of James Hallidays 2017 Australian Wine Companion’s Best New Winery, Bondar is the baby of husband-and-wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly. They have purchased the famous Rayner vineyard in McLaren Vale, crafting stunning Shiraz and Grenache from here, along with Beautifully pure Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.
"Bondar's aim is to produce bright, pretty grenache, largely by earlier picking - which was easy in the cool '17 vintage, but more difficult in '18. A raspberry, cherry-accented bouquet, the palate following suit. Its overall freshness is exceptional." 96 points, James Halliday, The Australian
"Spicy, bright, raspberry, potpourri and Turkish Delight. Medium-bodied, very fresh and spritely, crisp and sweet raspberry and cranberry, clean acidity and a light rasp of tannin, garden herbs and a juicy finish of excellent length. Brightness and energy here, and while it's perhaps a bit too perky now, is sure to settle and improve with some bottle age." 94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Open to Taste:
Bondar Fiano 2019
Bondar Adelaide Hills Chardonnay 2018
Bondar Rose 2019
Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz 2018
Bondar Mataro 2018
Bonday Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2018
Join us this Saturday as we celebrate everyone’s favourite pink drink – rosé! Twenty rosé wines from around Australia and Europe will be open to taste from 12pm until 2pm, with suppliers on hand to give you all the information you need to help you discover your new favourites!
OPEN TO TASTE:
Goon Tycoons, Margaret River, WA
Millbrook Winery, Margaret River, WA
Deep Woods Estate, Margaret River, WA
Rosily Vineyard, Margaret River, WA
Express Winemakers, Great Southern, WA
Side Project FAR, Perth Hills, WA
Alpha Box & Dice, McLaren Vale, SA
Wines by KT, Clare Valley, SA
S.C Pannell, McLaren Vale, SA
Ochota Barrels, McLaren Vale, SA
Dominique Portet Brut NV, Yarra Valley, VIC
Dominique Portet, Yarra Valley, VIC
Farr Rising, Geelong, VIC
Giant Steps, Yarra Valley, VIC
Negretti, Piedmont, ITALY
Le Fraghe, Bardolino, ITALY
Poggio Anima, Sicily, ITALY
Anton Bauer, Wagram, AUSTRIA
AIX, Provence, FRANCE
By Ott, Provence, FRANCE