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The Covid Kitchen Diaries Wk3-4

Posted by Adam Bowden on

The Covid Kitchen Diaries Wk3-4

…Our Mushroom foraging continues, with us collecting the 'best of the best' for use on the menu as we open. However, we haven’t been in the restaurant during the entirety of our Covid closure, we took the opportunity (spotted through a Facebook advertisement) to go and work at the Organic vegetable farm of one of our suppliers here in the Adelaide hills. Which not only kept us busy, but was a real insight into the growing cycle, hard work and passion that many of our suppliers have for their produce. The job started out as ‘garlic planter’, to which I...

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International Chardonnay Day

Posted by David Phillips on

International Chardonnay Day

As the 21st of May is International Chardonnay Day I wanted to discuss the versatility of the wonderful product that is one of my personal favourite wines. This wonderfully versatile grape is one that grows in cool, moderate and warm climates. This produces a plethora of different styles. From the elegant styles of Chablis through to the rich, full bodied California wines and everything in between. Not only is chardonnay versatile in a climate sense but also in the wine making process. The most obvious of these examples of this is the treatment of oak and the fermentation process.  Chardonnay...

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The Covid Kitchen Diaries Wk2

Posted by Adam Bowden on

The Covid Kitchen Diaries Wk2

2nd Week of May…Mushrooms galore in the Adelaide hills and the surrounds of the vineyard – also draped in misty-drizzle (mizzle if you are from Lenswood and in the know) The cool wet weather at the beginning of Autumn has been perfect for fungi growth with Pine Mushrooms and Slippery Jacks very much in abundance, although we will need to travel further afield than Lenswood for the sacred Porcini – “The King of Mushrooms” at this time of year.With our glut of foraged ‘shrooms, we have begun to preserve what we can – these would normally be on the menu...

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The Covid Kitchen Diaries

Posted by Adam Bowden on

The Covid Kitchen Diaries
A return to the Kitchen for our team of Chefs, but what have they been doing during this time...

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Let's talk: Cellaring Wines

Posted by Tim Sweeney on

Let's talk: Cellaring Wines

The most important thing to do when cellaring wine is to have the wines in order. Generally you would start by variety, region and then vintage. For example:- Chardonnay – whilst we would love everyone to stock our chardonnay it is important to diversify your wine purchases, do not stay in the one region, try Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Hunter Valley, Tumbarumba, Great Southern and maybe even some Burgundies. You will be able to identify with the regional characteristics and style to the individual region and also it is important to note the different growing conditions by region by vintage,...

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