Degustation Dining ~ Taste Great Southern with Russell Blaikie


Degustation menus are the latest type of gourmet experience. With a multitude of small portion courses on offer, diners can be more daring with their palate.  We were expecting a night of taste bud tickling decadence. We enjoyed champagne - Parish Lane, Blanc de Blanc 2008 ~ Albany upon arrival before moving to the long tables where we indulged in 6 courses of food.  Specially selected wines were matched with the food and it was all topped of with a scrumptiously decadent dessert.  Thank's to Russell Blaikie from Must Wine Bar for wowing us with your culinary skills and talents and to The Rocks for the awesome outdoor venue.  Local produce was used in all the dishes, from Ravenill Dairy, Ringwould Cheese, Mount Barker Chicken to all the wines that accompanied the meal.

On Arrival

Black Olive & Gruyere Toasties

Albany Rock Oysters Natural

Parish Lane Blanc de Blanc 2008 - Albany


First Course

Frenchman's Bay Blue Manna Crab & Chive Croquettes with Salsa Verde

Harewood Estate Reserve Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, 2010 ~ Denmark


Second Course

Mt Barker Chicken Liver Parfait, Riesling Jelly & Toasted Brioche

La Violetta Das Sakrileg Riesling 2010 ~ Great Southern


Third Course

Ringwould Goat's Cheese Tart, Confit Tomato, Jamic Yabby & Shapland Greens Salad

Plantagenet Chardonnay 2010 ~ Mount Barker


Fourth Course

Slow Braised Butterfield Beef Cheek, Bathgate Heirloom Beets, Denmark Farmhouse Fetta Whip, Eden Gate Micro Herbs

Howard Park Scotsdale Shiraz 2009 - Denmark


Fifth Course

Citrus Creme Brulee, Raspberry Sorbet, Sesame Snap

Sliverstream Cane Cut Chardonnay 2009 - Denmark