Welcome to our fourth encounter with wine. For this cold and wet wintry month we have selected some full bodied, soul warming wines.
Drinking Down Under @ The Chophouse
Thursday 26th January 2012 @ 8pm
For our first encounter with wine of 2012 @ The Chophouse Restaurant,
we’re off ‘Down Under’ to celebrate Australia Day.
Australia Day previously known as Anniversary Day, Foundation Day, and ANA Day is the official national day of Australia. Celebrated annually on 26 January, the date commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove in 1788 and the proclamation at that time of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of New Holland.
Although it was not known as Australia Day until over a century later, records of celebrations on 26 January date back to 1808, with the first official celebration of the formation of New South Wales held in 1818.
We felt that this was a good enough excuse to get together and organise our first encounter with wine for 2012 and in the meantime taste some of the great wine Australian has to offer.
Penfolds is an Australian wine producer, founded in 1844 by Christopher Rawson Penfold, an English physician who emigrated to Australia, and his wife, Mary Penfold. It is one of Australia’s oldest wineries and a company brand with an extensive product range, including the iconic Grange.
Yalumba is a winery located near Angaston, South Australia in the Barossa Valley. It was founded by a British brewer, Samuel Smith, who emigrated to Australia with his family from Wareham, Dorset in August 1847. Today Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery.
Sommeliers from our wine merchants will be present to introduce the wines being served to you at table.
All the wines chosen for the event are available from Ten Green Bottles, Mdina Road-Zebbug. firstname.lastname@example.org
To reserve your table please call the restaurant on 2060-3355. Alternatively e-mail us email@example.com.
Thank you, Euan Philips, restaurant manager.
Tempura of salt Cod served with a honey and mustard dressing
Premium Cuvee Sparkling by Angas
Mandarin and Sesame Chicken Salad
Slivers of chicken breast marinated with mandarin and coriander,
served with mixed leafs, onions and cashew nuts.
Rawson’s Retreat Riesling by Penfolds
Spaghetti with Octopus
Spaghetti tossed with a rich octopus, tomato and black olive sauce
Bush Vine Grenache by Yalumba
Braised Lamb Shanks with Baharat Spice
Prime Australian lamb shanks braised with cumin, sweet paprika, nutmeg and star anise.
Bin 2 Shiraz, Mourvedre by Penfolds
Classic Apple Pie served warm with Honey Ice Cream
Botrytis Viognier by Yalumba
Price – € 38.00 (includes free parking at The Point car park).
In case of bad weather access is available through the tunnels to the restaurant elevator. Please follow the signs from car park level -1.