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Australia is ready to be taken seriously as a producer of diverse, food-friendly wines. Vancouver’s house wine is teaming up with Wine Australia to bring a vast and delicious variety of wines to the Museum of Vancouver, for one night only!

wines at the table, courtesy of Tourism Australia
[Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia]

Gourmet food will be paired with Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz as well as luscious dessert wine and more.

house wine’s friendly and knowledgeable hostesses will pour over 40 wines, categorized either by variety or style for you to compare and contrast. To heighten the tasting experience, Dino Renaerts, executive chef and partner of The Bon Vivant Consulting Group, will create a dish to go with each group. Sip, mingle, and graze as you explore Australian wine styles and enjoy small plates in order to find your ultimate pairing.

Date: Saturday, October 1
Time: 7 – 9:30 pm
Venue: Joyce Walley Room, Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Cost: $85 (includes HST)

Date night deal: Get two tickets for $150 (a savings of $20).
*This offer is available until Sept 25.

Selection of cheeses and nuts

On the menu:

Seared albacore tuna with cucumber maki and ponzu
Paired with 2009 Skillogalee Riesling, Clare Valley ($25)
Beet and chèvre salad with toasted hazelnut and arugula pesto
Paired with 2009 Shaw + Smith, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills ($30)
Crab salad with mango and pineapple
Paired with 2009 Evans & Tate, ‘Metricup Road’ Chardonnay, Margaret River ($20)  

Wild mushroom crostini with fresh thyme
Paired with 2009 Josef Chromy, Pinot Noir, Tasmania ($30)  

Braised beef slider with BBQ sauce
Paired with 2008 Chapel Hill, Bush Vine Grenache, McLaren Vale $30  

Oyama venison sausage with huckleberry compote
Paired with 2007 Greenstone Vineyard, Shiraz, Heathcote ($35)  

Minted lamb kofka skewers with dill yogurt
Paired with 2009 Fraser Gallop, Cabernet Merlot, Margaret River ($28)
Orange crème with figs and almond crunch 
Paired with n/v Buller Victoria Tawny Port ($25)
To learn more about Australia’s wine regions, or to check out Wine Australia’s virtual on-line tasting, visit A+ Australian Wines.

About the chef:
Dino Renaerts has firmly established himself as one of the west coast’s culinary leaders. Born, raised, educated and trained in Vancouver, the chef and sommelier has built an expansive career with over two decades under his belt. He has cooked at some of the city’s finest restaurants including Diva, West, and Bistro Pastis. An alumni of both the Dubrulle French Culinary Institute and the London Wine & Spirit School, Renaerts is dedicated to British Columbia’s culinary scene.

Renaerts is an active board member of both the Chef’s Table Society of BC and the BC Hospitality Foundation and is a partner in the Bon Vivant Consulting Group, together with his wife, restaurant industry veteran Nessa van Bergen.

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