Cafe Medina to Host 2nd Annual Australia Day Wine Dinner on January 26

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Vancouver BC | Café Medina will celebrate Australia Day by taking guests on a culinary walkabout when the downtown hotspot hosts its second annual Australia Day Wine Dinner on Friday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. as part of the 2018 Dine Out™ Vancouver Festival.

The one-night-only event will feature a five-course dinner menu showcasing Café Medina Executive Chef Adam Perrier’s signature brand of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, served alongside wines from some of Australia’s most celebrated wine-producing regions. Pairings for the evening will be hand selected by Café Medina Manager and Sommelier Jenna Briscoe and renowned Vancouver wine personality Jason Yamasaki, sommelier for JOEY Restaurant Group and 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival Sommelier of the Year, in partnership with Wine Australia.

“We had an amazing time hosting our first Australia Day dinner last year — it’s always a treat for us to host after-hour events and showcase Café Medina in a new light,” says Briscoe, who was singled out for a Service All-Star designation at the 2016 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. “We’re excited to be working with Wine Australia again for this event and to introduce our guests to some of the world-class wines that the continent is producing.”

CAFÉ MEDINA AUSTRALIA DAY
WINE DINNER MENU

Amuse
Bisque et Beignet
Prawn Bisque, Brandade de Morue (Salt Cod and Potato Beignet)
Alpha Box & Dice, ‘Zaptung’ Prosecco NV, Murray Darling

First
Salmon Gravlax
Beet Cured Steelhead Trout, Marinated Beet and French Lentil Salad, Fine Herbs, Preserved Lemon Emulsion
Voyager, Chardonnay 2015, Margaret River
Soumah ‘Single Vineyard’ Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley

Second
Côte de Porc Grand’mère
Crispy Pork Belly, Sherry Glazed Wild Mushrooms, Smoked Béarnaise
Alpha Box & Dice, ‘Rebel Rebel’ Montepulciano 2016, Langhorne Creek
McGuigan, ‘The Shortlist’ Montepulciano 2014, Barossa Valley

Third
Joue de Veau
Red Wine Braised Veal Cheeks, Ricotta Dumplings, Stewed Kale, Cipollini Onion Ring
Glaetzer ‘Wallace’ Shiraz/Grenache 2015, Barossa Valley
Torbreck, ‘The Steading’ Red GSM 2014, Barossa Valley

Dessert
Spiced Fig Cake
Salted Caramel, Ice Cream
Yalumba Museum Release Old Reserve Muscat NV, Barossa Valley


TICKETS | Tickets to the Australia Day Wine Dinner at Café Medina on Friday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. are $98 per person inclusive of menu, wine pairings, tax and gratuity and may be purchased via the Dine Out Vancouver website.

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