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Food & Wine Weekend: Al Brown & Duncan Forsyth Of Mt Edward Winery
– Cuisine

The weather gods really did shine on us last weekend. Temperatures on Saturday were early 20’s, a real bonus for this time of year. Guests took full advantage of the weather with a variety of activities. Some set off for the rivers with rod in hand, others took to the hills on foot, the horses went out for their first trek of the season, and the elusive sika deer were stalked.

Saturday was perfect for a picnic lunch at the Safari Camp so we took full advantage of the opportunity and ate our Fisherman’s lunch beside the Mohaka River.

The Gala Dinner on Saturday night – wow! I thought the Waikane Crab Cake with the Seared Scampi Tail & Tartare matched with the Mount Edward Pinot Gris ’11 was my favourite – until I tried the Poronui Sika Fillet with the Buttered Swede and Horseradish Hollandaise and the Mount Edward Pinot Noir ’10. I’ll never pass a paddock of swedes again without stopping!

The Espresso Custard – well say no more….

It was certainly a fun weekend. Thanks to Al and Duncan for making it such a success. Rematch October 2013, dates to be confirmed within the month.



Al Brown and Duncan Forsyth Food & Wine Weekend 2012
Scallop Yorkshire Pudding w/ Capsicum Jam & Crème Fraiche
Mount Edward Rose ‘12

Kingfish Sashimi w / Oyster Cream
Mount Edward Dromlin Riesling ‘11

Waikane Crab Cake w/ Seared Scampi Tail & Tartare
Mount Edward Pinot Gris ‘11

Poronui Sika Fillet w/ Buttered Swede and Horseradish Hollandaise
Mount Edward Pinot Noir ‘10

Roasted Beef Fillet w/ Wagu Oxtail Ragout, Sautéed Pumpkin Mousse and Cherry Relish
Mount Edward Muirkirk Pinot Noir ‘10
Mount Edward Morrison Pinot Noir ‘10

Chocolate Brownie w/ Espresso Custard and Billy Scott’s Fresh Strawberries
Mount Edward Ratafia NV

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