Thursday, 9 February 2012

NSW Wine Festival | Tour of the Regions Dinners



2012 NSW Wine Festival ~ February 25 – March 31

Tour of the Regions Dinners

Media Release

One of the most popular experiences in the NSW Wine Festival program is the series of exclusive degustation dinners entitled 'Tour of the Regions Dinners'.

These dinners bring together some of the country's most knowledgeable and entertaining food and wine commentators, four of Sydney's best chefs, 10 of NSW's most talented winemakers and an intimate number of dinners, offering guests the ultimate way to tour the 14 Wine Regions of NSW without leaving the dinner table.

Tickets to these dining events go on sale today (starting from $150 per person, including degustation menu and wine) and sell out fast so don't delay!

2012 NSW Wine Festival 'Tour of the Regions Dinners':

OTTO RISTORANTE ~ Tour of the Regions "Trophy Winners" Dinner with Huon Hooke, Richard Ptacnik & Nick Paterson

Tuesday 28 February, 6.30pm – for 7.00pm start

What a way to start the series of 'Tour of the Regions' Dinners! An exceptional degustation menu of finely crafted dishes matched to the ultimate selection of Trophy winning wines from the recent 2011 Citibank NSW Wine Awards.

This dinner will unite the talents of Chef, Richard Ptacnik; Nick Paterson (winemaker of the 2011 Citibank NSW Wine of the Year) and one of Australia's most renowned wine critics and Chair of the NSW Wine Awards Judging panel, Huon Hooke. Explore the 'best of the best' of NSW Wine with their experienced guidance, learn what the experts think are the cream-of-the-crop from NSW's 14 diverse regions and find out what it takes to make a Trophy winning wine.

Host Chef:                               Richard Ptacnik                    

MC:                                         Huon Hooke

Featured Winemaker:            Nick Paterson, Mistletoe Wines winemaker & winner of 2011 Citibank NSW Wine of the Year

Address:                                 6 Cowper Wharf Rd Woolloomooloo NSW

Price:                                      $150 per person                     Bookings: 02 9368 7488


BUON RICORDO ~ Tour of the Regions Dinner with Armando Percuoco & Lyndey Milan

Tuesday 13 March, 6.30pm – for 7.00pm start

Armando Percuoco is an icon in the world of authentic Italian cuisine and Lyndey Milan is the most recent recipient of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Legend Award, making them the perfect hosts to offer you the ultimate Mediterranean meets NSW experience. They will be joined by three leading NSW winemakers who will share their passion for the amazing variety of wines being produced in NSW today and the tricks of the trade to achieve great food and wine matching with this equally diverse cuisine.

Host Chefs:                             Armando Percuoco               

MC:                                         Lyndey Milan

Guest Winemakers:               Westend Estate Wines, Moppity Vineyards, Bimbadgen Estate

Address:                                 108 Boundary Street, Paddington NSW

Price:                                      $150 per person                     Bookings: 02 9360 6729

 
MARQUE RESTAURANT ~ Tour of the Regions Dinner with Nick Stock & Mark Best

Tuesday 20 March, 7.00pm – for 7.30pm start

Yet again Marque Restaurant has achieved the prestigious three hats in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, continuing to inspire customers with cutting edge cuisine that provides the unexpected from the extraordinary. During this year's NSW Wine Festival, Marque's Owner/Chef Mark Best will be joined by wine expert Nick Stock (author of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Wine Guide) and three of the State's most forward-thinking winemakers to showcase how NSW winemakers are pushing wine styles to new heights.

Host Chef:                               Mark Best                              

MC:                                         Nick Stock

Guest Winemakers:               McGuigan Wines, Cumulus Estate Wines, Audrey Wilkinson

Address:                                 4/5 355 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW

Price:                                      $160 per person                     Bookings: 02 9332 2225

 

SEPIA RESTAURANT ~ Tour of the Regions Dinner with Joanna Savill & Martin Benn

Tuesday 27 March, 6.30pm – for 7.00pm start

This exceptional Eurasian restaurant is the latest winner of the prestigious title of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2012 Restaurant of the Year. Joanna Savill, co-editor of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, and Chef Martin Benn will present an unforgettable menu and a panel of NSW winemakers will introduce guests to some of the best new wines from NSW.

Host Chef:                               Martin Benn

MC:                                         Joanna Savill

Guest Winemakers:               Logan Wines, Printhie Wines, De Iuliis, Brokenwood

Address:                                 201 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW

Price:                                      $155 per person                    Bookings: 02 9283 1990


Visit www.nswwinefestival.com.au for further program and pricing/ticketing information.

NSW Wine Festival     @NSWwinefestival

 

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