Friday, 9 April 2010

Inaugural Vintage Dinner hosted by The Rocks


When: From 6pm on Friday 23 April

For the first time the romance of dining at a long table under the stars becomes a reality in Sydney’s historic Rocks.

The Rocks Farmers’ Markets, the only Sydney market to bring the regions of NSW to the city, in a commitment to contemporary regionality, is extending the concept for a dinner to celebrate the end of vintage. This unique dinner, in the style of a wine vintage harvest feast, will be held in Jack Mundey Place, in the historic environs of the Rocks, on Friday 23 April from 6pm.

Three regions of New South Wales – including Mudgee, Orange and the Hunter – all known for their outstanding produce and wine, have joined forces with Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and The Rocks and will be providing their regional specialities.

For $65 guests will receive a glass of sparkling wine from Orange plus a Rocks tasting glass and twelve $5 ‘rocks’, the currency for the evening, redeemable for food and wine. Additional ‘rocks’ may be purchased on the night. Pre-allocated seating will be at long tables, (under market stalls in the case of rain) so that friends can be sure to sit together.

“Hero” products from the regions will be prepared into tasting plates of $10 and $15 (two ‘rocks’ and three ‘rocks’) by well-known Rocks restaurants: Pony Lounge and Dining, Saké Restaurant and Bar and Wine Odyssey. La Renaissance Patisserie and Guylian Chocolate Café will be serving dessert tasting plates with coffee. Market stalls will be transformed for the night to house both restaurants and wineries.

Three wineries from each region will provide wine for $5 (one ‘rock’) or $10 (two ‘rocks’) per glass. Bottles will also be available and regional beer is on the menu too.

Leading regional food and wine authority and advocate, Lyndey Milan, will MC the event and entertainment will be provided.

Tickets can be purchased online by following this link http://www.shfa.nsw.gov.au/sydney-Vintage_Dinner_Ticket_Purchase.htm
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