An evening of decadent food and fine wine

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This isn’t your usual Saturday night ‘eat out’. It’s a special occasion, something to anticipate, to dream about, and to remember long after the evening has passed.

Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort is planning a dinner with a difference on Saturday, October 19 – an evening of decadent food spread over five courses, complemented by some of Australia’s finest wines.

The menu, which begins with a canape of Coffin Bay oyster, watermelon granita and lime, has been inspired by an exclusive selection of wines from Chateau Tanunda, the famous Australian icon which has been making fine wines in the Barossa since 1890.

Senior winemaker Neville Rowe will attend and discuss the wines that have been chosen to accompany each course.

A 2016 Grand Barossa Eden Valley chardonnay, for example, will be served with an entree of seared scallop, vanilla risotto and crisp pancetta.

That will be followed by a second entrée of lamb jelly, smoked lamb, fine radish and cucumber, attended by a 2017 The Three Graces Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot.

The main course – spiced duck breast, truffle mushroom duxelle and Anna potatoes – will be complemented by a 2015 ‘50 Year Old Vines’ shiraz.

For dessert there will be King Island ash blue cheese, fig and walnut paste, served with a glass of Botrytis Semillon.

Chateau Tanunda is the site of some of the first wines planted in the Barossa in the 1840s, as well as the valley’s first winery. Its grand buildings, magnificent gardens and prime vineyards are owned by the Geber family, who continue a tradition of fine winemaking.

The dinner, comprising five wines and five courses, costs $95. The first course is served at 6.30pm but guests are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes earlier.

Book online at www.noosasprings.com.au , or phone Events on 5440 3333.

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