Thursday, September 22, 2011

Burton Wine Dinner at Neutral Bay Bar & Dining

I had a great meal last night, Molly. No, no pictures. I was off duty.

A wine dinner hosted by Nigel & Monique Burton. These are always fun. Got to try some lovely wines. The Burtons are not stingy with their wine here, Molly, and will gladly open a fresh bottle and refill your glass time after time. The 2002 Shiraz is a winner. Maybe you'll get a bottle for your birthday.

Last night was at Neutral Bay Bar & Dining. I was a might excited to try it. Glebe Point Diner has a great philosophy about food. They know and care where it comes from and how it came to be. NBB&D follows the same philosophy: ethical meat, sustainable produce, line-caught fish. The starter of spice-cured tuna was unlike any fish I've tasted. Served with horseradish and blood orange. A treat. But the lamb, Molly. The lamb stole the show. Braised for 13 hours at 95 degrees. With chickpea puree, sorrel and mint. As tender as a caress. And that killer 2002 Burton McLaren Vale Shiraz.

This is how food is supposed to be, Molly. Food that is treated with respect before and after it becomes an ingredient.

$95 for three courses and five wines.

Burton Wine Dinners are held every few months at different restaurants around Sydney. Join the Archer Club to get the lowdown on announcements.

Neutral Bay Bar & Dining
132 Military Road, Neutral Bay

Burton Premium Wines
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