There is a unique pleasure in sharing good food and wine. Nothing compares to the experience of sitting with family and friends to enjoy fabulous food while surrounded by stunning architecture, the hum of conversation, and magnificent scenery, knowing that the wine in your glass is created from the vines right in front of you. Vineyard Cookbook takes us on a journey around the wine-growing regions of Australia, where talented and passionate chefs, vignerons and restaurateurs share their secrets for creating amazing food and wine experiences. The dishes they present are designed to showcase their wines, and reflect a commitment to making the most of seasonal produce and local artisanal products. From Ten Minutes by Tractor on the Mornington Peninsula to Cullen Wines in the Margaret River region, this book invites us to delve into the history of each vineyard, the winemaker's philosophy and the chef's attitude to food and produce. There are inspiring recipes from every restaurant, including suggested wine pairings. Recipes range from a sophisticated white asparagus mousse with mushroom ravioli to a rustic pot-roasted chicken with lemon and sage potatoes.
The dishes are luscious and impressive, yet achievable for home cooks. Superb food and sumptuous photography bring alive the experience of the modern Australian vineyard restaurant, providing us with a genuine taste of being there. With a foreword by Tobie Puttockshow more