Two Minutes with Dan Clark
Co-owner of Australia's leading importer of fine and boutique Italian wines, Addley Fine Wines, Dan has just returned from a trip to Sicily. With him he brings back beautiful and rare wines from hundred-year-old small family vineyards, all are entirely organic and biodynamic.
Oh, and did I forget to mention, Dan is also the co-owner of one of our all-time favourite Italian haunts, 1889 Enoteca? Even better, they are holding a one-off dinner in the restaurant this Thursday evening to showcase the best of Sicilian wines. And yes, all wines will be matched to delicious Sicilian food. Think clams in white wine, chili and garlic and spaghetti with eggplant and fresh tomato sauce...
I work with great wine and food.
TUL: What is the most exciting part of your job?
TUL: We hear you’ve just led a tour of Brisbane and Sydney restaurateurs through big wine regions in Italy?
We had a awesome group of friends that are also restaurateurs and we drank and ate our way through Sicily, Friuli, Tuscany...
TUL: If you weren’t working in your profession, what other career would you choose?
I love Rugby League and music, I can only work with things I am passionate about.
TUL: Best way to spend $50?
TUL: And the best way to spend $500?
TUL: 3 great reads? OR 3 musicians you couldn’t live without?
Keith Richards, Eddie Vedder and Elvis Presley.
TUL: The best gift that you have ever received?
My two beautiful girls; Lola & Eleanor.
TUL: The best gift that you have ever given?
I got my wife our dog Eddie for her 29th birthday.
TUL: Sweet or savoury?
TUL: What would you request for your last meal on earth?
Bucatini all’amatrciana (a classic Roman pasta dish).
TUL: Favorite city… other than Brisbane?
TUL: 3 places in Brisbane you couldn’t live without?
Hawthorne Park, Suncorp Stadium & 1889 Enoteca.
TUL: Favorite Brisbane coffee place?
I have been banned from drinking coffee, but my wife loves Pompidou Cafe in Balmoral.
TUL: Favorite Brisbane restaurant?
Apart from ours, we go Beccofino as often as possible.
TUL: Place for a drink?
Crosstown Eating House or Canvas, both in Woolloongabba.
TUL: Shopping destination?
TUL: Latest Brisbane discovery?
Sicilian Wine Dinner at 1889 Enoteca