Bailliage of South Australia
" At the National Wine Centre "
Bailliage members came to the National Wine Centre, nestled in the heart of Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens, for their annual Bastille Day Dinner hosted by General Manager, Maître Restaurateur Jason Bird. The Centre is the national showcase for the Australian wine industry with a cellar of over 18,000 bottles, one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Members and their guests gathered in one of the many function rooms where they would be enjoying a wonderful evening of French inspired fare and wines. The decorated tables were adorned with French flags, red and white carnations, and a miniature Eiffel Tower. Additionally, a grand Eiffel Tower stood proudly against the backdrop of the Chaîne banner.
Executive Chef Steven Clarke, Maître Rôtisseur, and his team prepared an outstanding menu.
Freshly shucked oysters
Cold smoked king fish, radish, mirin, soy
Vouvray Brut NV - Domaine Pichot, Loire Valley
44-degree salmon, sorrel, avocado puree
salmon roe, beurre blanc
Racine Picpoul De Pinet 2020
Pork fillet, wild boar, spices, sweet and sour prunes
Côtes du Rhône ‘Rive droite/Rive gauche’
Vignerons d'Estezargues, Rhône Valley
Daube de boeuf Provençal
Braised Wagyu neck, potato, baby vegetables
red wine jus
Château Bouscasse, South-west France
Lemon meringue tart, raspberry sorbet, lemonade jelly
Sauternes ‘Les Lions de Suduiraut’ 2015
Selection of tea
Many members were seen sporting combinations of blue, white and red with the French beret completing many outfits. As expected, “all things French” were on display.
Members enjoyed a wonderful evening of fine food and camaraderie to celebrate in style the French National Holiday, colloquially referred to as Bastille Day in English-speaking countries.
Vive la France! Vive la Chaîne!
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