This week, on Wednesday 29 August, enjoy an exceptional five-course menu including Duck breast served with beetroot, baby leek and Pernod jus, Heirloom tomato tartare, Cucumber & lemon verbena sorbet with fennel and puffed bulgur and Rogue River Smoked Blue Cheese. Each dish has been perfectly matched with five wines from the Giant Steps Winery range.
Giant Steps is a privately owned, estate based winery with a reputation for some of the most consistent, over performing, varietal wines in Australia. Named after saxophonist John Coltrane’s album of the same name, Giant Steps wines have received global acclaim and a strong reputation in restaurants and fine wine stores around the world.
The Head Chef has created an exceptional five-course menu which celebrates local produce from the Yarra Valley and has been perfectly matched with five wines from the Giant Steps range.
Topped egg cauliflower velouté
2017 Sexton Vineyard Chardonnay
Cured Bonito served with garlic chips and buttermilk dill sauce
2017 Applejack Vineyard Chardonnay
Heirloom tomato tartare served with dutch carrots and garden herbs
2017 Applejack Vineyard Pinot Noir
Duck breast served with beetroot, baby leek and Pernod jus
2017 Sexton Vineyard Pinot Noir
Cucumber & lemon verbena sorbet with fennel and puffed bulgur
Rogue River Smoked Blue with smoked almonds, honeycomb, muscatels & lavosh
2017 Tarraford Vineyard Syrah
The Yarra Valley is home to over 90 cellar doors plus many more vineyards, earning the region its reputation of one of the world’s great cool climate wine regions. Its history is rich with famous wineries and breweries dating back to the 1800s.
5 courses & 5 wines, $125pp. Book now: http://bit.ly/2nlgtB9
O’Connells Hotel, 407 Coventry Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Special Melbourne Explorer discount code: MELBEXPLORER15 for 15% off.