Dia de la Independencia; A Mexican Feast

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TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER | 6.30PM

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In honour of Mexico’s national day of independence - Dia de la Independencia - we’re hosting a Mexican feast showcasing a five course beverage paired dinner. Settle in with a classic Margarita, and sit back to enjoy an Australian first as we welcome Mexican Cellars to showcase the very best of Mexican wine production!

Mexican Cellars are the first and only importer, distributor and retailer of Mexican wine in Australia - join the founders for a six course, beverage paired dinner this September.

5 COURSE BEVERAGE PAIRING | $119

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“We're here to bring wine lovers in Australia (individuals and establishments), delicious Mexican wines and show them a side of Mexico they've never seen before” - Jorge Negrete, Mexican Wine Cellars

Possibly not the first country you think of when your mind wanders to a crisp Chardonnay, however with Mexico’s first vineyard dating back almost 500 years, Mexico are pretty well versed in wine production. The first vineyards acclimatised so quickly to the Mexican terrain that after a few short years the Spanish crown prohibited the production of Mexican wine in fear of too much competition.

It seems apt then to celebrate Mexico’s national day of independence, the day Hidalgo revolted the spanish regime, with an abundance of Mexican wine as Tequila Mockingbird welcomes Jorge Negrete - Mexican Cellars - to host a 6 dish beverage paired wine dinner. The specially designed six course menu includes a 2016 Viogner/Fiano blend served with Seared Sea Scallop, pepita green apple salsa and crispy pork belly. Like what you’ve tasted? The evening will conclude with a rare opportunity to purchase a selection of Mexican wine.

Menu 

On Arrival | Classic Margarita

Course 1 | 2016 Chenin Colombard | Cured Tasmanian Salmon, lychee, jicama, toasted sesame nori

Course 2 | 2016 Manaz | Seared Sea Scallop, pepita green apple salsa, crispy pork belly

Course 3 | 2014 Estación Porvenir | Duck Confit Empanada, black olive, cilanto, green chilli

Course 4 | 2015 Hemisferio Tinto | Char Grilled Wagyu Anticucho, aji panca, puree papas mantequilla

Course 5 - Mains | 2013 Acrata Portada | BBQ Lamb Shoulder, Argentinian chimichurri

Booking conditions: A credit card guarantee of $119pp will be necessary to reserve your spot. Any no-shows or cancellations made with less than 5 days notice will incur a cancellation fee of up to $119pp. As this is a special event with a menu curated to pair with each wine, we are unable to accommodate any dietary requests for this event. The dinner event is scheduled for a 6.30pm start, diners running late or unable to attend should contact the restaurant directly on (02) 93316749. Dining may be communal depending on your party size.

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