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September 26, 2013 Lifestyle No Comments Email Email

Thirsts will be quenched and hunger pains relieved as Vintaged Bar + Grill gets set to host a medieval themed feast for the ages at Game of Rhones: Blood and Bones on Tuesday 15 October.

539459Event curator and leading Australian wine commentator Dan Sims said the Game of Rhones dinner is a “combative celebration of the classic grape varieties of the Rhone Valley in France, Australia and New Zealand accompanying each of the five courses”.

“Think; Shiraz, Grenache, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne to name a mere few. This will be your chance to taste and choose for yourself a favourite variety, style and maybe even a region,” Mr Sims said.

Guests will be treated to a five course medieval feast to match the wild Rhone varietals on offer, crafted by Hilton Brisbane executive chef Jeremy Clark.

“This will be a unique culinary experience, we’re showcasing old world cuisine with a Vintaged twist – think big, bold and robust flavours featuring suckling pig, ox tongue, spatchcock, guinea fowl, and bone marrow,” Clark said.

Sims said each course will be treated like a bracket where “we look at a specific region with three wines per bracket to experience the different examples”.

539462“There will be something there for everyone, the range of styles, characters and diversity will be an all-out assault on the senses,” Sims said.

Parodying the ever popular television show Game of Thrones, Sims, who is known for communicating wine in an engaging and accessible manner through Bottle Shop Concepts, believes that collaboration and “entertainment” are the key to helping people understand and enjoy different wines.

“We’ve separated the wines into the regions associated with the popular show like ‘The North’, ‘Central Lands’, ‘The Vale’, and ‘Beyond the Wall’ and will focus on one region per course building in terms of weight from the lighter style to the bigger and richer. For example, course one or ‘Southern Wilds’ will have a lighter style of red and some white leading through to heavier varietals,” Sims said.

“We’ve amassed a posse of brilliant producers from all corners of Australia as well some across the narrow Tasman sea that is wild land of New Zealand.  There will also be wines from ‘Beyond the Wall’; think Frances Rhone Valley, the USA and more, expect it to be a night of fun and excitement for the senses.”

Chef Clark agreed saying, like Dan Sims with his wine, they don’t take themselves too seriously at Vintaged but they are “serious about serving good food”.

“My aim is to have the guests salivating with our rough and ready dishes, God gave us teeth to chew and we should use them!” Clark said.


WHAT:              Game of Rhones: Blood and Bones Dinner

WHEN:              Tuesday 15 October, 7pm for a 7:30 start

WHERE:            Vintaged Bar + Grill, Level 6, Hilton Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane 4000 

WHY:                Part of the national Pinot Palooza campaign and also a ‘Hats off’ dinner participating in Fairfax’s inaugural Brisbane Good Food Month this October 

COST:               $125 per person including a five course carnivorous feast matched with three wines per course of Rhone valley and other wine varietals. 


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