Chef Jose Silva and Head Winemaker Alex Retief of Urban Winery Sydney invite you on an exclusive and intimate journey for our October Chef x Winemaker long lunch.
Our Chef x Winemaker long lunches are one of Urban Winery Sydney’s signature experiences; each course is inspired by our latest releases alongside our cellared back vintages. The A.Retief wine label is made from grapes sourced from cool climate southern NSW regions, including Tumbarumba, The Hilltops and the family’s biodynamic vineyard in Gundagai. The grapes are all trucked in entirely handcrafted by Alex on-site.
Portugal-native, Jose Silva, gained acclaim as Head Chef of Guillaume Brahimi’s 3-hat Opera House restaurant for 12 years before buying iconic Petersham bakery Sweet Belem, famous for the custard tarts that sells between 600 and 1000 on a weekend day! The chef x winemaker delicious four-course menu will incorporate flavours of Jose’s ancestral homeland and also take inspiration from the vineyards and winemaking process.
Join us to celebrate wines of exceptional quality and beautifully prepared food in Australia’s first true urban winery.
NSW Cheese & Charcuterie Shared Platters
2017 A.Retief Chardonnay- Tumbarumba
Elegant nose, stone fruits hint of oak on the palate
Runner Bean Fritters
Pasteis de Bacahlau
Pork and Beef Croquette
Sardine on Toast
2019 A.Retief Riesling – Hilltops
Textural, limey, round fresh flavours
2019 A.Retief Rose- Hilltops
Bright mid-palate with a long, fresh finish.
Mirrol Creek Lamb
Peas with Sobrassada and Cured Egg Yolk
Mixed Leaf and Herb
Roasted New Potatoes with Garlic and Parsley
2017 A.Retief Pinot Noir- Tumbarumba
Bright cherry, strawberry front with pastrami middle and balanced finish
2017 A.Retief bio-dynamic Shiraz – Gundagai
Dry spice, cool climate style, eucalyptus notes
Sweet Belem Portuguese Tart
2016 A.Retief Tempranillo- Gundagai
Medium- full bodied, bright fruits, rich chocolate
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