Great Shiraz Dinner
Next Occurrence : 07 May 2022
South Australia has long been the national engine room for shiraz – a standout source of the full-bodied styles that take our wine to the world.
A variety this iconic needs its own dinner in homage, and a trailblazing chef at the helm. Enter Annie Smithers. This cook, author and farmer is one of Australia’s most highly regarded chefs, and among the first to truly epitomise the paddock to plate ethos. Her Du Fermier restaurant in regional Victoria is routinely booked out months in advance, offering classic French farmhouse dishes.
Smithers will be joined in the Town Square Kitchen by Hideki Ii of Tokyo’s Shirosaka, renowned for his attention to detail and creative flair. Ii – who trained in Sydney and spent three years in New York cooking for the Japanese ambassador – is celebrated for fusing traditional and modern techniques in dishes as delicate as they are delicious.
A local hospitality star is also set to feature: Maxwell Wines head chef Fabian Lehmann. The two-hat restaurant he leads is famed for its degustation and commitment to using the very best South Australian fare.
Paired beverages will be served alongside all four courses, with a drink and snack on arrival. Expect a celebration of shiraz in all its richly textured glory, and a meal uniting three of the hottest names in dining today.
From $ 295 to $ 295