The Winter Menu | June 2015

True – not really aligned with the current season in the Northern Hemisphere… but nonetheless here it is: the mouth-watering and elegant Winter Menu that has just been published for the southern part of the world on The Dinner Party Collective, complete with wine pairings personally selected by moi 😉
Enjoy! 🙂

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The Winter Menu | Southern Hemisphere | June 2015

Apéritif/Pre-Dinner Drink

Wine – Northern Hemisphere: Champagne or Crémant, France / Franciacorta DOCG or Trento DOC, Italy
Wine – Southern Hemisphere: Tasmania Traditional Method Sparkling Wine, Australia / Méthode Cap Classique, South Africa


Appetiser/Starter (by Francesca)

Cremini Mushroom Soup

Wine – Northern Hemisphere: Barbera d’Asti or Barbera d’Alba, Italy
Wine – Southern Hemisphere: Central Otago Pinot Noir, New Zealand


Main Course (by Sandra)

Pan Fried Quail with Vincotto Glazed Grapes

Grilled Treviso Radicchio

Celeriac Purée

Wine- Northern Hemisphere: Left Bank Bordeaux (Médoc), France
Wine – Southern Hemisphere: Barossa Valley GSM Blend, Australia


Dessert (by Margot)

Poached Pear Chocolate Puddings

Wine – Northern Hemisphere: Banyuls, France / Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito, Italy
Wine – Southern Hemisphere: Tawny Port, Australia


The full recipes for each of the three courses for this Winter-warming Menu, along with the Wine Pairings  (by Stefano) will be released over…

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About Stefano

I am a photographer and an ISA certified sommelier. I contribute to two blogs, Flora's Table (the fine cooking and wine blog - and Clicks & Corks (my photography and wine blog - My photography Web site is at
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2 Responses to The Winter Menu | June 2015

  1. Francesca and Stefano, a stellar menu (love the soup) and wine selection. The menu is elegant and perfect for winter/fall.

  2. Now that’s a party I would really like an invitation to. I would love to taste the Central Otago Pinot Noir with the mushroom soup. 😉

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