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Scott Pickett Is Taking Longrain To The Stunning Sutton Grange Winery

By Alexandra Middleton
20th Mar 2021

South-East Asian eatery Longrain will be serving up a banquet lunch every weekend at Central Victoria’s Sutton Grange Winery. Situated on the edge of the Bendigo region and a mere 90 minute drive from the Melbourne CBD, this winery’s vast vineyard is the picture-perfect setting for weekend wining and dining. 

Along with some of Longrain’s signature dishes, Chef-restaurateur Scott Pickett has created bespoke menu items especially for the occasion, all of which pair perfectly with Sutton G range’s award-winning wines. 

“We can showcase the punchy flavours of Longrain within the scenic vineyards and match the dishes with the outstanding Sutton Grange wines,” Pickett explains.

“It’s an opportunity for us to give our guests the full culinary experience and share our love for our local region and fine produce.”

Served in the winery’s grand limestone barrel-hall, the banquet menu showcases the essential hot, sour, salty and sweet elements of South-East Asian cuisine. Some of the delectable dishes on the menu include 33 Sydney Rock oysters with finger lime and ma kweng pepper, barbequed black pepper chicken skewers, wagyu beef crying tiger with leeks, roasted rice and Jeow dressing, Gaeng hung lay lamb curry with kipfler potatoes, pickled garlic and roasted macadamia, and coconut tapioca with spiced quince.

The full South-East Asian menu is designed to complement Sutton Grange’s unique wine selection, which has been traditionally handcrafted by their chief winemaker Melanie Chester. 

The nine-course banquet and paired wines will set you back $95. For an additional $10, you can finish off the day in Sutton Grange’s cellar door with a sit-down tasting experience of classic Central Victoria wine varietals. 

And if you never want the banquet to end (we don’t blame you, it looks delicious) guests will be able to continue the winery experience at home with gift packs featuring Longrain sauces, Sutton Grange wine and Scott Pickett’s cookbook Marriage of Flavours, all perfectly packaged in a Longrain tote bag for $99. 

“We all could use a little getaway right now, whether you live in Melbourne or Bendigo,” Pickett says. 

“We hope that you will come with your friends and family and enjoy a beautiful day in the vineyards with great food and wine.” 

Longrain’s weekend lunch at Sutton Grange Winery is on every Saturday and Sunday for a limited time, and with vintage season fast approaching, you better book your spot at the banquet table now. 

Want to wake up in a winery? Check out these luxury pop up container hotels in some of Victoria’s most beautiful wineries.  

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