Sittella Winery – Seafood and Shiraz Lunch 2010

One of my favourite days of the year is the Sitella Seafood and Shiraz long lunch. A blissful afternoon with my GG in the wintertime sunshine. Last year I pulled up a little dusty after my work’s end of financial year dinner the night before but I was very well behaved this year and felt 110% when I woke up and ready to hit the Valley.

We started the day with a glass of the Sitella sparkling chenin blanc and it really was a brilliant day weather wise – clear blue skies, wonderful! Cheers to that!

We were only a few seats around from where we were sitting last year.¬†Isn’t this just the most amazingly beautiful view ever to be sitting and eating lunch near!

I was even impressed by the butter curls

Trying to get arty with the bubbles

Then it was time for the first course – Crispy aromatic duck croquette, stir fried gai larn, sweet and sour glaze

It was amazingly tasty and their presentation is always so good!

Next up was the Entree – Roasted Asparagus, air dried beef and parmesan ice-cream

Next was a fish course – Salad of cured ocean trout, seared scallop, blood orange and coriander. I don’t normally eat fish, but this didn’t have a fishy taste, or any taste really, was more a textural feeling with other flavours added.
Then to cleanse the palette before mains was a delicious – refreshing

I loved it!

Two different tasting with every course – all of the wines gorgeously flavoured
Then the mains were up – Garlic and herb crusted lamb rack with confit shoulder, baby vegetables, Garden pea and mint puree

Then the cheese course, something different – Whipped Blue cheese, deep fried courgette flowers and honey comb

Can’t fault their flavour combinations!

And the final course, the icing on the cake РCold Lemon soufflé, strawberries and cream jelly, macadamia and caramel ice cream

The cupcake holder for the souffle was made of chocolate – magic!

And this was the wonderful Muscat, delightfully rich and full flavoured

Just the most wonderful day…….. roll on next year’s!

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