ENJOY a stunning four-course lunch matched with the finest Penfolds wines at the Sheraton Port Douglas next Wednesday.
Penfolds Wine Ambassador Jamie Sach is visiting North Queensland and is stopping in to the Sheraton to share his knowledge on fine wines.
‘‘Guests coming along are in for a real treat, over the course of lunch I’m going to talk about the history of Penfolds, genesis of wines and talk about where the brand is heading in the future. It’s going to be a nice and informal approach to a wine lunch and a lot of fun,’’ he said.
‘‘We worked with the chefs about what we might do. Penfolds has a huge portfolio of wine to play with, with more than 40 wines produced. We will start with the Thomas Hyland Chardonnay, which is mostly sourced in the Adelaide Hills and is the embodiment of contemporary Australian chardonnay.
‘‘Then we are going to Bin 389, a famous wine crafted for the first time in 1960s and made every vintage since, it’s a synergy blend of cabernet savignon and shiraz and a quintessentially Australia wine.’’
The third course will be matched with Pen- folds wine Bin 407, a cabernet that Mr Sach said will match very well with the medallions of eye fillet beef, for the dish called Trois de Beef.
‘‘Bin 407 is sourced from South Australia, a number of different regions manly south east but not precluding Barossa and MacLaren and is matured in a mixture of French and American oak barrel,’’ he explained.
‘‘Being a cabernet it’s full bodied with a real tannin grip and the structure tends to work really well with beef. I’m quite excited about that course.
‘‘Then we will finish off with a chocolate tart and Grandfather port, which is fitting as historically Penfolds was established by Dr Penfolds in 1844 who started-off prescribing home made medicinal tonics to his patients based on grapes and fortified wines. Granfather Port has graced Penfolds since 1940 and is still made today using traditional techniques.’’
The Penfolds Lunch with Jamie Sach is next Wednesday, September 25, 12pm to 3pm, at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas’s Il Pescatore restaurant; tickets are $129.
To reserve your seat and see the four-course menu, visit www.sheratonportdouglas.com and follow the links.
GREAT DROP: Pavel Breuer getting ready for the Penfolds Lunch