|Ever since my Barossa-trip, I love checking out wine selections!|
The launch was split up over 2 nights, and included a mix of bloggers and other media. Joyce and Thanh attended a separate dinner the night before, (and had a different menu!), so head on over to their blogs to check out the food.
I hadn't been to St. Jude's in ages (2 and a half years ago, in fact), and the menu seems quite different from the last time I visited. We enjoyed a set menu, served family style in the centre of the table.
|Charcuterie and chef's selected appetisers|
|Salad of butternut pumpkin with Urban Honey labna, lemon, pickled chilli and red lentils|
|Chopped salad with capers, radishes and celery|
|Brandade with aioli, boiled egg, steamed leeks and olive tapanade croutons|
|Hazeldine chicken with a tuscan cabbage mash, bitter salad and roasted figs|
|Prime Plains Paddock Lamb with tomato, white wine, Meredith Ash Chevre and zucchini|
|Nashi pear, quinoa, green chilli and hazelnuts|
We also got to have a play with the app that night. Despite being quite new, there were quite a few good restaurants who'd already signed up to the app: St Jude's Cellars (duh) and Flower Drum are both on board! Having looked at the app over the subsequent few weeks, there always seems to be a good range of specials from a variety of restaurants: things like "25% off the total bill", discount cocktails, complimentary glass of wine and so on. The restaurants themselves seem to be mainly casual dining (Groove Train, Richmond's Public House, Ghurkas Prahran), as well as some cafes and bars.
|Yeah! I haz iPad2!|
|Ruby Plum Frangipane tart|
Many thanks to Craig, Niv and the team from Spark Communications for a delicious, fun and informative evening!