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Mexico City Foods was the first company in Australia to make corn chips and tortillas using the authentic nixtamal method. In 1978, under Senor Nila the production had begun but was limited to restaurants and the few lucky Mexicans who knew the secret. Later on, in 2000, Chef Luis Sada took over the business and created Mexico City Food Products. Under Luis' guidance the nixtamal range of products expanded to include more flavours of totopos (that's chips for those who don't speak Spanish), tostadas (the real Mexican hard taco) and most of the other products. We now have a range of Mexico City foods available from our grocery department.
Designed by Kinto Japan, this tumbler is made of stainless steel, so it won’t easily dint or chip, with a lovely matte colour finish. The tapered shape makes for easy carrying, and the hard plastic lid is low structured, so it’s comfortable to drink from, too. Crucially, the Kinto tumbler imparts no additional smell or flavour to beverages, and it’s extremely simple to clean. And best of all, you can use it again and again and again!
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Franco D’Anna flies under the radar in spite of the fact that he is currently president of the Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association; quickly sells out of his 30 000 case production without having any staff on the road; makes some of the best pinot noir and chardonnay in the country; and was nominated for Gourmet Travellers 2018 Winemaker of Year.
A regular visitor to Europe, Franco has worked vintages in Barolo, Burgundy and Sicily. His focus and understanding of chardonnay and pinot noir has been the key to Hoddle’s Creek success, producing exceptional wines with these grapes at four different tiers. To celebrate the release of new vintage 1er Chardonnay and 1er Pinot, Franco joins us for an intimate look these beautiful grapes through different vintages (back vintages to be confirmed).
2018 1er Chardonnay
2017 1er Chardonnay
2016 Roadblock Chardonnay
2018 1er Pinot Noir
2017 1er Pinot Noir
2017 PSB Pinot Noir
Plus back vintages to be confirmed.
Our yearly allocation of Tolpuddle is finally here! Established in 1988, the Tolpuddle Vineyards are located in the Coal River Valley of Southern Tasmania where the cool and dry climate provides ideal conditions for growing quality Chardonnay and Pinot. Tolpuddle are producing some of Australia’s leading examples of these Burgundian varieties, although only made in tiny quantities.
Tolpuddle Chardonnay is highly sought after by lovers of premium Australian Chardonnay and the 2018 is again, in fine form.
"98 Points An exceptional chardonnay with a wealth of very fresh and slightly flinty lemon, grapefruit, white-peach and grilled-hazelnut aromas. The palate has such grace and well-defined, pure lemon and grapefruit, as well as white and yellow peaches. The toasted-hazelnut afterglow is stunning. Hints of praline, too. So elegant, pristine and pure. Exceptional. Drink or hold." - James Sucking, jamessuckling.com, 28 June, 2019
This is the 7th release of the Tolpuddle Pinot which has now firmly established itself among the top echelon of Australian Pinot Noir.
"95 Points This is a very driven and complex red with dried-strawberry, tea, coffee and mahogany aromas and flavours. Full-bodied yet integrated and compact, giving the wine a refined and very structured impression. This is one to watch. Better after 2022, but already delicious."- James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, 28 June, 2019.
Bruce Dukes spent nearly three decades crafting the wines of esteemed Margaret River producers before launching his own label, Domaine Naturaliste. Celebrated by the likes of Decanter Magazine, James Halliday, Huon Hooke, Ray Jordan and James Suckling, Bruce is a master of the classic Margaret River varietals. Domaine Naturaliste wines are balanced, complex and delicious.
Taste from 4.30pm:
2015 Sauvage Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
2017 Floris Chardonnay
2014 Purus Chardonnay
2016 Rebus Cabernet Sauvignon
$29 per bottle*. Hand-harvested from selected blocks at the Te Muna Vineyard in Martinborough, this Pinot Noir exudes mouth-filling fresh red fruit flavours. Aromatic cherry and dried herb on the nose meld with subtle oak and notes of chocolate and spice on the palate. A vibrant wine with velvety tannins that finishes savoury and dry, making this wine instantly appealing. The perfect Spring Pinot! *Special available until 18 September 2019, while stocks last. Further discounts do not apply to this promotion.
Our House-Smoked BBQ Beef Ribs are marinated ready to heat and serve! We source our beef ribs from Cape Grim in Tasmania, they have been lightly smoked for two hours on site using apple & hickory wood chips. Our marinades are made by our chefs, using the freshest ingredients - delicious and easy meal option that is a real crowd pleaser!
Just arrived in our Wine Loft, only 6 bottles available!
Dressed in a green jacket reminiscent of the Masters Champions, inspired by Scottish Golf courses and in homage to the spirit of golf in St. Andrews, Eden Mill’s Golf Gin was created in 2018 for golfers to enjoy all over the country. This botanically rich spirit incorporates botanicals from local grassland and coastal courses around Scotland which gives the gin a unique juniper and floral flavour. To ensure Golf Gin was truly representative of local golf courses, the team of distillers at Eden Mill sourced botanicals such as Seaweed from St. Andrews Links and Gorse Flower from Braids in Edinburgh to name a few, making this Gin every golfer’s G & Tee of choice.
Golf Gin is best enjoyed with a premium tonic, a blackberry and mint garnish.
Tender Jack is here and now available from our Plant-Based Protein fridge in store! It is the juiciest, most delicious plant based alternative available. Ideal to add into all your favourite savoury dishes when you need to take the night off meat. Hand harvested from abundant food forests this tender treat comes in 4 delicious flavours - Tender Jack Smokey BBQ, Curry, Teriyaki or traditional!
Join us in the Loft for our complimentary cheese & wine tasting this Saturday, 14 September 2019 from 12 pm - 2 pm. We will be showcasing some of the best, premium cheese that Italy has to offer alongside a selection of our favourite Italian wine!
Borgoluce Prosecco DOCG Brut, Veneto
Contesa Pecorino 2018, Abruzzo
Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2018, Alto Adige
Antonio Pinot Grigio 2018, Friuli
Ronco dei Tassi 2017 Clic Bianco, Friuli
Feudo Montoni Cataratto 2018, Sicily
Negretti 2018 ‘Ella’ Rosato, Piedmont
Feudo Montoni Nero d’Avola 2017, Sicily
Graci Etna Rosso DOC 2018, Sicily
Fattoria Banolo Chianti Colli Florentini 2016, Tuscany
Poggio Brigante 2017 Morellino di Scansano DOCG, Tuscany
Corsini ‘Le Corti’ Chianti Classico 2015, Tuscany
Scagliola 2017 Dolcetto, Piedmont
Brezza Langhe Nebbiolo 2018, Piedmont
Trediberri IGT (Nebbiolo blend) 2018, Piedmont
Grana Padano - we will be cracking a wheel and tasting out cheese!
West Australian Truffle Burrata - a classic fresh cheese style from Puglia region, paired with sticky balsamic.
Dolce Gorgonzola for scooping, pairing with local honey.
$45 per bottle
Very limited stocks available from the Wine Loft
Block 8 is produced in tiny quantities from the oldest Chardonnay vines on the property – dry grown, hand pruned and hand harvested, this block produces wines of exceptional quality and great ageing potential. Due to it’s low yields, the fruit is incredibly concentrated, making for full flavoured and beautifully structured wines. With 15 years of age under it’s belt, this wine is certainly displaying these traits.
Just arrived in our Fishco - you do not get fresher or more local than these scallops! Caught off the coastline of our very own Rottnest Island and delivered fresh to our Fishco. Rottnest scallops are rated among the best produce in the country - they are thick, sweet and have a wonderful texture. Due to their incredible freshness, we suggest you sear them in a pan with our house-made truffle butter or simply eat as sashimi.
$45 per person
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Wednesday, 18 September 2019 from 6 pm - 7.30 pm
Here in Australia we are spoilt for choice, with both quality, locally-produced cheese and wine right on our door step! We will have some incredible wines from around the country open to taste including new release chardonnay from Geelong giants, By Farr, and the world-class Polish Hill Riesling from Grosset! Join us and learn how to pair these exceptional wines with the right cheese!
Grosset Polish Hill Riesling 2018, Clare Valley, SA
By Farr Chardonnay 2018, Geelong, VIC
Brash Higgins Nero D’avola 2016, McLaren Vale, SA
Alcorso Pinot Noir 2012, TAS
John Kosovich Autumn Harvest Semillon Verdelho, Swan Valley, WA
Woodside Monet, SA
Coal River Ash Triple Cream, TAS
Pyengana Cloth Bound Cheddar, TAS
Suzette Washed Rind, WA
Tarago Shadows of Blue, VIC
The signs of spring are here! We have these beautiful, locally grown Ranunculus in an array of colours available from our flower department. Ranunculus is Latin for little frog, a name given by the Roman Pliny because of the wet conditions in which these plants are often found.
The tantalising, tropical taste of summer! These locally grown rockmelon are sweet and refreshing. They are delicious on their own or paired with prosciutto as an elegant canapé!
Our baby carrots have their leafy green tops and have been farmed by local, WA farmers just for us! They are freshly picked just at the right time making them sweet and tender, with a much slimmer core than the standard size carrot. Now available from our produce department.