Sydney’s finest gathered on Friday night for a noble feast secretly nestled in a mysterious location in the suburb known as Waterloo.
Amongst the esteemed guest list were Lords and Ladies, even Sir Lancelot himself graced us with his presence. The odd Wench and rugged outlaw commonly referred to as Master Robin Hood managed to weasel their way to the table but a bounty of wine kept everyone distracted.
The grand occasion marked the celebration of the Secret Foodies Medieval Feast. Indeed it was a feast fit for the King. Guests traveled from near and far on foot, possibly horseback and most definitely taxi. We sought one of the finest wine sponsors in the land, Wine Selectors
and summoned their Wine Educator Lord Michael Quirk to personally match superior drops with the evening’s menu.
Glasses of Mount Eyre Neptune Sparkling Semillon Chardonnay
from the Hunter Vallery were served to guests upon arrival as canapés of duck terrine, confit salmon and champagne and cherry pickled carrots
provided delicious sustenance for our weary travelers. Chef Lady Becs had been slaving away in the kitchen all afternoon and it was time to take a seat at the grand wooden table set with candelabras and bottles of Petersons Chardonnay Semillon 2010,
Hunter Valley and Pipers Brook Pinot Gris 2008,
Toasted chestnuts and porcini soup
was served in teacups and enjoyed as conversations erupted. In true medieval style knives were obsolete and animalistic eating methods were encouraged to devour the braised venison with elderflowers.
A fork was voluntary to eat thelavender, nettle, sorrel and Parsley salad
For those preferring red wine the Grant Burge Barossa Vines Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2006,
from Barossa Valley had sweet spices and berry fruit flavours, easy on the nose and oh so pleasant to drink. It went down a treat with the crispy pork belly with cider apple relish and honey garlics
and persimmon and Jerusalem artichoke salad
. The Bleasdale Sparkling Shiraz NV
, from Langhorne Creek, South Australia was another popular choice at the table.
With both bellies and wine glasses still full the mood was merry and the atmosphere was buzzing. Nothing could have topped it off…well perhaps the black bird pie (pastry crust filled with fresh berries, aniseed) whipped mascarpone
and a glass of the Chrismont La Zona Moscato 2009
from King Valley!
At the strike of midnight, horse and carriages were ready to whisk our guests off into the distance. A special evening and one to remember, I know I’ll never forget The Medieval Feast.
But enough about what I think, let’s hear what our foodies have to say…
Xx Lady DarlinghurstThe Medieval Feast took place at Studio Neon an amazing venue in Waterloo available for private hire and unique dining experiences.
Levels 2 and 3
136 Raglan St Waterloo NSW 2017
T: 0404 555 098