Robert Marchetti lunch wrap
For anyone who attended the Robert Marchetti long Italian lunch in FOOD Week earlier this year you will understand when we say we continue to dream about the taste sensations that adorned the lunch menu so true to Robert Marchetti’s style. The Ross Hill Wine was also pouring very well along side his bold Italian flavours, including everyone's favourite THE CHEESE COURSE!
If you haven't been yet, we'd highly recommend checking out Robert's newest gig in Rushcutters Bay - Neild Avenue. The Ross Hill wines on Tap are not only novel, they're perfectly matched with his food styles.
Sailors Thai Wrap up...
Another Long Lunch leaves us all feeling well fed, well watered and completely satisfied.
Pioneering true Thai cuisine in Australia since the early '90s, Peter Bowyer & David Thompson introduced real Thai food to Sydney at their Darley Street Thai restaurants. Now Sailors Thai owns the hallmark Sydney's most delicious & authentic Thai food.
Peter travelled with his entire Sailors Thai team to Orange to present a Thai Banquet feast at the Ross Hill Barrel Hall on the October Long Weekend. The room was spectacularly decorated with long ‘chilli’ red drapes and table settings splashed with the Sailors Thai and Ross Hill token reds.
The woks fired up and the banquet hall of 90 guests were met with the aromas of Thailand wafting through the room. Yamba prawns, peanuts, chilli, roasted coconut and lime with caramel dressing on betel leaves kicking off the menu followed by a delicious smoked pork sausage, then deep fried fish and green mango salad preceeded an aromatic chicken curry. Every dish was superbly matched with the Ross Hill wine range. The room erupted in applause when the team entered the room to a crowd of very pleased patrons.
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Ross Hill Long Lunch with celebrity chef Neil Perry
$60,000 raised for the Starlight Foundation
The Ross Hill team couldn’t be more chuffed with the fantastic results of their Starlight foundation charity lunch held during Orange Food Week in April. The 200+ guests were welcomed with a glass of Ross Hill Wine and the friendly faces of the Ross Hill family mingling in the crowd. Surrounded by the farm machinery, impressive winery infrastructure and views of the newly planted vine the guests flocked in to the old apple packing shed turned Ross Hill winery adorned with 4 long communal tables.
The shared Italian style of Andy Bunn of Fratelli Fresh’s ‘magnifico’ modern take on the traditional antipasto platter with long loaves of bread torn apart and shared with friends and strangers alike, Ross Hill Olive Oil a plenty, the delectable Italian style salads set a great start to the 4 course delight.
Neil Perry’s interpretation on the classic Harry’s Café de Wheels pie, peas and mash was also a big hit with the crowd. The Ross Hill Lunch marked the first visit to Orange in several years of which Neil spoke of his fondness for the region.
With everyone feeling festively plump after 2 courses, local Real Estate Agent/Auctioneer Paul Cox did well to conduct an auction of 12 or more luxury items including a dinner for 12 at Neil Perry’s Restaurant Rockpool with $36,000 raised by the auction and additional donations pooled to write a $60,000 cheque to the Starlight Foundation.
Thank you to everyone who attended the lunch and so generously donated to this very worthy cause. We look forward to bringing you the next Long Lunch scheduled for Wine Week in October. Click here to join our email list if you’d like to be kept in the loop.