We were pleased to be returning to Matteo’s, such a friendly establishment that appreciates our members, our society and our commitment to good wine and food. European classic wines from our cellar accompanied a delicious celebratory meal to end this complicated year.
Matteo’s, established in 1994, is a classic Melbourne dining experience built on quality, comfort and community.
Thanks so much to Neville and Drew for their organisation of the event – 42 of us excited to go out together, shared an enjoyable delicious meal with great wines from our cellar.
At this function, our longest continuous member Guill de Pury was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the Federation of Wine and Food Societies of Australia by Janet Barton, the current Vice President of the FWFSA. This award was to acknowledge his membership since February 1969, his support and commitment over all of these years. Members of the WFSV and the wider group have appreciated him sharing his vast knowledge of the Australian wine industry and his family’s part in that history. It was delightful that Guill and his wife Katherine were able to attend the Matteo’s function.
Wine & Food Masters: Neville Smethurst & Drew Hewson
President: Jenny Parkes
Tuesday 14th December 2021
Diebolt-Vallois Millesime NV Prestige, Cramant, Champagne
Oyster with native lime mignonette
Ocean trout rillettes ‘cigar’
Crispy quail with chilli salt
Coq au Riesling (Alsace)
2014 Trimbach Riesling VV, Alsace
2019 Jean Luc Mader Schlossberg Pinot Gris, Alsace
Southern Rock Lobster & Prawn ravioli
2014 Thomas Morey ‘Chassagne Les Chenevottes 1er, Burgundy
2008 Domain Dublere Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru, Burgundy
Honey roasted Duck breast
King brown mushroom / cavolo nero
2002 Mongeard-Mugneret Vosne Romanee, Burgundy
2006 Gros Frere & Soeur Clos Vougeot “Musigni” Grand Cru, Burgundy
Passionfruit meringue roulade
Custard & cream/ tropical fuits / jackfruit sorbet
2014 Chateau Doisy Vedrines, Barsac