Matching the classics

There are timeless wines and then there is Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1986, just one of many iconic Australian wines that will be food-matched for an upcoming TAFE SA gastronomic event at Regency Campus.

There are timeless wines and then there is Penfolds Grange Hermitage 1986, just one of many iconic Australian wines that will be food-matched for an upcoming TAFE SA gastronomic event at Regency Campus. With wines selected by TAFE SA Food and Wine lecturer Trevor Maskell, who is the Chief Steward of The Adelaide Review’s annual wine publication and competition, the Hot 100 SA Wines, the Matching the Classics night promises to be a unique dining experience, as the cream of TAFE SA’s cellar will be matched to dishes created by Gastronomic Cookery Lecturer Paul Beech. The event, limited to 16 diners, is a rare chance to taste some incredible wines that have been expertly cellared, as Maskell explains. “There will be aged Riesling with the first course, with Leo Buring 1998 Eden Valley Riesling being the wine,” the former sommelier of Grange Restaurant, Magill Estate and Auge says. “It’s a great vintage and we were thinking of scallops or some type of seafood. “I have briefly liaised with Paul [Beech] on the menu, and we are still finalising the actual dishes depending on availability of ingredients. The main course is going to be suitably meaty, slow-cooked and delicious. We are leaning toward beef cheek, but Paul is scouting for some premium ingredients to make this special. “The two vintages of Grange will be 1986 (one of the best ever) and 1988. So we are looking at some serious vintages. The 707 will be 1988 and 1992.” Matching the Classics Wednesday, November 26, 6pm Regency Campus, 137 Days Road, Regency Park Cost: $350 per person To book, head to eventopia.co/rga

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