Wine & Dine Event at Richmond’s Mr Joe

No need to travel to regional cellar doors to enjoy wines from notable Victorian wineries this Autumn, as Richmond’s Mr Joe gets set to present an exclusive five-course wine and dine event, in collaboration with Seville Estate in the Yarra Valley and Indigo Vineyard in Beechworth.

Continuing to emphasise the venue’s focus on culinary innovation, Mr Joe hopes to put forth an immersive experience that both defines and captures the diversity of Victoria’s food and wine scene.  The ticketed event will run over four nights, showcasing Victorian wine and produce along with Mr Joe’s renowned global-fusion set menu.

For two evenings – 29-30 April, 2021 – Indigo Vineyard will serve award-winning wines produced from over twelve varieties of grapes planted in soils which range from granitic sands to clay loams. The evenings of 6-7 May, 2021 will see Seville Estate – James Halliday’s 2019 Winery of the Year – create an immersive, wine-matched dining experience from wines fermented using indigenous yeasts.

The five-course menu from Head Chef Martin Sun will highlight the innovative, boundary-pushing cuisine that Mr Joe is renowned for, promising a global sensory experience utilising techniques and ingredients from across Japan, Italy, Greece and France. Local wagyu rump from Sher Wagyu in Ballan, lamb saddle from Gippsland and dairy from inner-Melbourne’s micro-dairy, St David Dairy will all feature on the menu.

To start, expect kingfish served with gazpacho sorbet, celeriac crunch, celeriac paper and sorrel to introduce the fusion experience, then continuing the experimental marriage of global flavours with dishes of lamb with buttered pine and tzatziki cream, serrano ham crisp with bavarian cream, and wagyu rump with an Italian speciality – gianduja jus. For sweet tooths, dessert of a ganache chocolate tart topped with sweet and savoury miso ice cream, seasonal fruit and green tea meringue completes the dining experience.

Wines will be perfectly matched with each course and winemakers will be in attendance to chat and introduce their wines. Tickets are priced at $135 per person for an unforgettable evening celebrating some of the best produce Victoria has to offer. To book, visit: Mr Joe

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