If you haven’t heard of Georgia (or Georgian cuisine), it’s time to get acquainted. Nestled in the sleepy countryside between the borders of Europe and Asia, Georgia is home to a spectacular array of unblemished rolling hills and towering mountains.
A strong contender as the birthplace of wine, this quietly proud nation produces some of the best artisanal, natural wines in the world. The bad news? Georgian wines are extremely tricky to get your red-loving hands on. But before you go into full grape depression, we’ve got a delicious solution.
Our favourite riverside bar, Arbory, is hosting a feel-good lunch on Sunday 21 of August to raise funds for Pheasant’s Tears winery! With claims to be one of the oldest wineries in the world, a fire damaged the Pheasant’s Tears vineyard and house in Georgia last year.
One of the few Georgian wines distributed in Australia, guests will have the opportunity to sample Pheasant’s Tears wine at this one-day charity lunch. Wines will be paired with a four-course Georgian-inspired menu designed by Andreas Papdakis of Tipo 00, Sam Stafford of Clever Polly’s, Matt Forbes of Cobb Lane and (of course) Nick Bennett of Arbory.
With chef pedigree like this, you can expect to feast on a coalescence of cultures with contemporary Georgian dishes championing creamy nuts, tangy pomegranates, mountain cheeses and plenty of the finest seasonal produce.
Tickets are $79 per person and you can book on the Arbory website here.
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Image credit: Arbory