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The much-anticipated release of 2017 Ravensworth Shiraz Viognier is finally here, and, it’s looking better than ever. After spending a decade as winemaker at iconic Canberra winery Clonakilla, Bryan Martin has become a master of this blend. Layers of dark fruit spice, silky tannin and seductive aromatics combine to create this beautiful wine that is undoubtedly one of the best value for money reds currently on the Australian market.
*Special available until 22 May 2019, while stocks last.
Join us for a tasting in the Cheese Department, from Friday 17 May 2019 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Established in 1984, Cashel Blue® is the original Irish farmhouse cow’s milk blue cheese. Cashel Blue has a white appearance or paste as it is technically called when young turning increasingly towards a buttery yellow as it matures. Throughout this paste there is a blueing often referred to as having marble-like pattern. The rind, which with time can develop a film of surface mould is untreated and is therefore edible. It is intrinsic to the cheese and contributes to the breaking down of the paste, adding further flavour and complexity.
The Australian Chestnut season is well underway and there's no denying that these deliciously healthy and ultra-tasty nuts are proving to be a hit! When it comes to aroma, taste and texture, chestnuts tick all of the boxes! When roasted and eaten straight from the shell the aroma is sweet and the texture is reminiscent of crispy roast potatoes with a soft centre. This easy to make chestnuts and chicken meatballs recipe makes for a tasty mid-week meal.
Chat or baby potatoes are ideal for steaming or boiling and are usually eaten whole with their skins on. We source our baby Chat potatoes from Mandogalup in WA. These potatoes are great for roasting, steaming or boiling. Try this delicious Paprika Baked Chat Potatoes recipe from Taste or these Cheesy Chat Jacket Potatoes by Donna Hay.
New to our dairy department is a range of The Yoghurt Shop yoghurt products! This is a winning combination of strained greek yoghurt, topped with delicious and fresh toppings. The yoghurt is traditional, free from preservatives and artificial colours and flavourings. In May 2017, The Yoghurt Shop was awarded Australia's Best Greek Yoghurt as decided by The Dairy Industry Association of Australia.
Delivered fresh to our bakery, these crinkle-top fudgy rich chocolate cookies are filled with delicious peanut butter cream and made into a chocolate peanut butter sandwich. Made right here in Perth, by the creators of Nutta Butta, you will not find a softer cookie with a tastier filling! They go very well with a coffee from our barista!
Join us in the Wine Loft for a tasting of the new release wines from the very popular Ravensworth Wines!
Bryan Martin is a winemaker at the height of his powers and his Ravensworth wines have become some of the Canberra region’s hottest releases. Bryan’s winemaking style is equal parts science and artistic flair. His range is full of alternative varieties and whacky blends, with texture and balance the key in everything. Truly unique wines from a region on the up and up and some of Canberra’s most sort after wines.
$30 per ticket - ticket price transfers into a $30 gift voucher to our Wine Loft.
For tickets click here. Only 20 available.
After becoming the inaugural winner of James Halliday’s Dark Horse Winery of the Year, Singlefile has won a loyal following all over the world. In James Halliday’s 2017 Australian Wine Companion, eight of Singlefile’s wines scored 95 points or above, including three listed in the ‘Best of the Best wines by variety’. Singlefile is one of the few wineries with both a red and a white wine featured in the Top 100 wines of The Weekend Australian. Singlefile was selected as a Top 100 winery in the world in the 2015 Wine & Spirits magazine.
2018 Great Southern Riesling
2018 Great Southern Chardonnay
2018 Single Vineyard Family Reserve Chardonnay
2018 Single Vineyard Pemberton Pinot Noir
2017 Single Vineyard Frankland River Cabernet Sauvignon
2018 Great Southern Tempranillo
Join author and health-food chef Marnie in store between 11 am & 1 pm this Saturday, 11 May! Many of Marnie's recipes are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and grain free. They are easily adaptable to be vegetarian or vegan where needed, mainly showcasing simple ingredients to create a burst of flavour. Healthy eating should not be boring. This is where Marnie hopes to inspire people to create wholesome recipes that fuel your body the right way.
"I hope to share my recipes with people across the world so we can create a #hailthekale community. Being in the kitchen is my happy place and I hope it can be yours too."
Join us in the Courtyard this Mother's Day weekend for our annual flower market! Let us help you spoil the women who inspire you! Our florists have created the most beautiful floral bouquets that are available in both traditional and contemporary styles. Make you own selection of flowers from our range of premium blooms and our florists will arrange and wrap them especially for you. Our gourmet Mother's Day hampers are made up of beautiful, best selling products that we know your mum will love!
Slender and filled with tiny, tangy jewels that burst in the mouth, finger limes are as intriguing as they are delicious. Mother Nature’s done everything for you. When you taste the lime, it’s got this lovely sweet and sour perfume, is very balanced and doesn’t need much else. We use finger limes on oysters, but I also like using them on margaritas so you get that lovely waft of native lime with your first mouthful.
We source our Finger Limes from Pemberton Finger Limes - run by Rob and Jill Baker. Pemberton Finger Limes have been twice nominated for a delicious. Produce Award and became a Medalist In 2014. These incredible Finger Limes are now available in our produce department for a short time!
Hall's Suzette is a 'Pont L'Eveque' style cheese made by 4th generation dairy farmers in the Harvey Area. The Hall family own and run the dairy where they have a commercial herd as well as a small herd of pure bred Normande Cow's. The only in Australia! Normande cows are a breed that was developed in the Normandy region of Northern France. This is where the original Pont l'Eveque cheese (protected by PDO) is made.
The use of this milk is significant not only because of the origin of this style of cheese, but also because of the quality of the milk they produce. These Normande cows produce a milk richer in protein and butterfat than your conventional dairy cow (Holstein). Perfect for cheese making. All this contributes to an extremely high quality and flavoursome cheese made right here in WA.
The cheese itself is a washed rind cheese made for the family by the head cheese maker at Harvey Cheese, less than a kilomtere away from the dairy. It is a square cheese that is rich and milky when young, full of lactic sweetness. As it ages, it becomes fudgier, developing nutty and smokey flavours.
Our cold smoked spiced sirloin is made from grass fed beef. Our experienced butchers traditionally smoke this sirloin, on-site, using apple, hickory & beech wood chips from Narrogin wood-chip specialist Jimmy Jesus. Smoking beef infuses a natural, smoky, aromatic flavour that brings an unrivaled tenderness to the cut.
With only 200 cases handcrafted each year, Camwell wine is the epitome of small batch. The grapes are grown sustainably with low intervention, focusing on keeping things as simple and natural as possible in the vineyard and in the winery. Pop up to the Loft this Friday for a complimentary tasting of these delicious wines!
Chardonnay has come a long way over the past decade and is now in the best
shape it has ever been. There is no variety that responds better to craft than
Chardonnay, and the greatest Australian examples are a perfect synthesis of
grape, place and intellectual understanding. With so many styles and producers
currently on the market, what better way to discover your new favourites than
by joining us this Saturday, May 4th. Twenty of our favourite modern
Australian examples will be open to taste, along with a few French bottlings
thrown in for good measure!
OPEN TO TASTE:
Lowboi 2017, WA
Tripe Iscariot ‘Brawn’ 2018, WA
La Violetta ‘Chagrin’ 2017, WA
Evoi 2017, WA
Evoi Reserve 2014, WA
Si Vintners Ada 2018, WA
Singlefile Great Southern 2018, WA
Singlefile Family Reserve 2018, WA
Singlefile Family Reserve 2016, WA
McHenry Honen Burnside 2016, WA
Garagiste Le Stagiaire 2018, VIC
Dominique Portet ‘Fontaine’ 2018, VIC
Payten & Jones VV 2017, VIC
Luke Lambert 2018, VIC
Mac Forbes Yarra Valley 2018, VIC
Murdoch Hill ‘Tilbury’ 2017, SA
Guffens du Sud VdF 2014, FRANCE
Bachelet Monnot Bourgogne Blanc 2016, FRANCE
Christian Moreau AC Chablis 2016, FRANCE
Fennel has a mild aniseed flavour and is used extensively in many cuisines. It can be eaten raw or cooked. It works well shaved into fresh salads, or braised in a thick sauce or roasted and served with vegies and grains. This delicious Fennel & Citrus Salad recipe.