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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.
This is the ultimate, healthy solution for those who are following a Keto diet and are short on time! The range of One Minute SNAXX are made in the microwave in under a minute! We have a range of SNAXX products available in our grocery department including the popular, One Minute Brownie and One Minute Cupcake! They are great for a quick fix at home or in the office - just add water and butter, microwave for a minute and they are good to go!
$29 per 15 (carton)
Phoenix Tonic Water is crafted with natural quinine derived from Cinchona bark in central Africa and a twist of organic lemon - to give it a crisp taste with a hint of aromatics and citrus. Designed to enhance the best gins, this is the ultimate tonic water for Gin & Tonics this summer! Phoenix Tonic has been designed to deliver an authentic, clean taste with the perfect blend of natural ingredients and the ideal level of effervescence. Now available in the Wine Loft!
Van Diemens Land Creamery has always believed in producing artisan ice cream using as little additives and preservatives as possible without sacrificing the amazing texture and consistency of smooth, creamy ice cream. Van Diemens Land Creamery proudly uses local produce to ensure their ice cream is as Tasmanian as possible – from local berries and leatherwood honey to Tasmanian peanut butter, olive oil and pepperberries, not to mention home-grown lemons from their property. The goal is simple: create delicious flavours that bring a smile to your face!
Thursday, 28 November 2019
6 pm - 7.30 pm
$50 per ticket, only 20 available.
For tickets click here.
Founded in 1812, Laurent-Perrier is recognised as one of the finest Champagne Houses. Rich in history, this iconic estate has been owned and run by the Nonancourt Family since 1939, and today is one of the largest family owned Champagne houses. Inspired by the indendent spirit and creative audacity of the Nonancourt family, the Laurent-Perrier team have always strived for greatness, evident in the fresh and elegant wines being produced today.
Caroline Desaulle joins us from Laurent Perrier, for an intimate evening featuring these exquisite wines.
OPEN TO TASTE:
Laurent-Perrier Demi Sec NV
Laurent-Perrier Millesime 2008
Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut NV
Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee NV
The festive season is bearing down upon us!
Whether you are treating a loved one or just yourself, these boozy advent calendars are the perfect way to get into the festive spirit! Hand crafted by the team at White Possum, each calendar features 25 different Australian craft gins in a range of styles such as London Dry, sloe, modern botanical and navy strength. Some of them have won major awards and others are so obscure they have hardly seen the light of day. Each gin is presented in a 30mL matte-black glass bottle alongside ‘scratchie’ slots that reveal interesting facts about the distillery and gin you’re about to taste.
$269, stocks are extremely limited.
Nick James Merritt grew up in the Riverland wine region of South Australia. He worked in many of Adelaide’s better restaurants and helped his family establish a vineyard in McLaren Vale, before moving to London to work for WINE magazine. For two years he traveled the wine regions of Europe, immersing himself in the world of wine, before heading back to Australia to study wine-making. After gaining experience at great wineries such as Rosemount, Vasse Felix and Stella Bella (plus overseas vintages in New Zealand and France), Nick finally settled in Margaret River and is producing excellent wines under his own label, Wines of Merritt. Nick joins us this Friday from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.
OPEN TO TASTE
Wines of Merritt Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Wines of Merritt Vermentino 2017
Wines of Merritt Chenin 2017
Wines of Merritt Cabernet Franc 2018
Friday, 22 November from 4.30 pm
Founded in 2014 by a group of West Aussie spirit enthusiasts, Hippocampus has since moved to Melbourne to merge with Boatrocker Brewery. Although the location of the still has changed, their passion for unique, high-quality Australian spirits has not. Hippocampus has been a favourite at our gin events and continues to impress with their hand-crafted spirits. Emmy joins us this Friday from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.
OPEN TO TASTE:
Hippocampus Organic Vodka
Hippocampus Dry Gin
Hippocampus Barrel Aged
Established in 1965, Forest Hill was the first cool-climate vineyard to be planted in WA. Block 8 is produced in small 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 its low yields, the fruit is incredibly concentrated, making for full flavoured and beautifully structured wines. Winemaker Guy Lyons joins us this Friday, 15 November 2019 from 4:30 pm in the Wine Loft for a complimentary tasting.
New to our produce department are these delicious Solar Nugget Apricots, in very limited amounts! They are medium large in size, with a clean, bright deep orange skin. They are tangy sweet and not overly juicy. They are perfect for a snack and delicious in any dessert. Try this Poached Apricots recipe which uses cardamom and rose water.