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Sparkling Wine, Champagne, and Seafood Dinner at Dakota 25th March 2021
March 25, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$150
It has been a long time between shared drinks for a lot of us. I have not hosted a dinner since October 2019. I am keen to get out and share great food and great company. How about you?
Let’s not muck around either! Straight to the top shelf. Champagne, Sparkling wine, and three courses (plus canapes). I’m excited to be teaming up with Dakota for the first time, the menu they have prepared is going to elevate these wines to a new level.
This isn’t a competition; it is a celebration of the best Sparkling wines the world has to offer. Tasmania and Australia do not make Champagne, but we do make some world-class Sparkling wine.
To start, I picked 3 of my favourite Australian Sparkling wines. Then I paired them with 3 of my favourite Champagnes. Through dinner, we’ll progress through various styles and flavour profiles. Proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you can drink Champagne/Sparkling wine through an entire meal. As if you needed proof of that.
Some of the names you will know: Arras of Tasmania and Veuve Clicquot are some of the industry’s biggest names. To me, their new releases are tasting better than ever.
Champagne houses Georges Vesselle and Henri Giraud are making wine lovers Champagne. They only exist to make top-level Champagne.
Henskens Rankin is one of my best ‘discoveries’ in all my years of wine retailing. Their first release, Vintage 2010, was awe-inspiring. It showed that Australian Sparkling could be much better than I’d tasted to date.
Eminence comes from one of the coldest sites in Australia. They are a well-kept secret, but I am willing to share them with you.
Paired with these world-class Sparkling Wines is a mouth-watering menu. Head Chef at Dakota Sri has worked with me to pair the flavours and textures. I’ve never been more excited to taste a menu. Check it out below.
Dakota 67 Beach St Port Melbourne Vic 3207
Thursday 25th March. Arrive 6.30pm for Canapes. Seated at 7pm for dinner.
$150 per head, including food, wines, notes, everything.