I just loved the electrifying fizz of the two put together…
Jezebelle is a trendy little tapas type bar in the historic town of Guildford, a 20 minute drive from Perth City. Recently Jezebelle have teamed up Rockcliffe wines from Denmark, West Australia to hold wine dinners. These wine dinners are aimed at showcasing how food and wine can harmoniously and mouth-wateringly marry together. Wine and food matching is not an easy feat and the trial and error process can be exhausting, however Jezebelle & Rockcliffe will take care of that for you!
The dinner I attended was on Thursday the 30th of May. The evening begins around 6pm and finished approximately 9:30pm. The ticket price is a very reasonable AU$80 which included 10 wines (a glass of sparkling to start with following by about a 55ml pour of 8 different wines), 9 delectable tapas presented like works of art, a gorgeous host (big thanks to Phillipa!) to guide you through the wine and food matching throughout the night and of course a great setting with plenty of fellow wine and food appreciators so you can mingle and chat the night away.
The restaurant is set up with long tables so you can chat easily and freely over your delectable delights. I have been to Jezebelle on various occasions, for breakfast (big favourite!! Read my review here), for lunch and for cocktails & tapas. I have never been a fan of the interior design of the restaurant, I am thinking maybe because every time I have been it was during the day however when having dinner at Jezebelle I actually thought the interior design felt at place. It seemed very suave and cosy, however the chairs didn’t get any more comfortable sadly.
So let’s move onto the actual wine dinner! Check out this gorgeous menu:
I have to admit the wine pairings were exceptional and it was great having all 3 tapas and the 3 wines at the same time for each course so you could play around with the flavours of the food and flavours of the different wines. My favourites of the night had to be the Tiger Prawn Taco (the guacamole was insane!) matched with the 2013 Riesling, the Beef Fillet with PX
Shallots and Blue Cheese Butter matched with the 2008 Shiraz and I just loved both the Baked Camembert & Quince as well as the Panna Cotta & Sherbet (this was a match made in heaven with the Sparkling Shiraz for me, I just loved the electrifying fizz of the two put together!). Check out my mouth-wateringly enticing photos here.
I actually have to admit I loved all the courses. My only qualms would be that some of my tapas were a touch cold when I got them, would have loved them to be a bit warmer but hey I still loved them. I also would have liked to have had different wine glasses, I know this is my wine snob side coming out, but I truly believe a decent glass can take a wine to that next level of enjoyment.
I will be popping up tasting notes in my 365 Wines in 2013 facebook album, please note there was absolutely no spitting tonight so all my notes are based on the full wine-food-atmosphere experience (that’s the best kind isn’t it?!). I definitely have taken away some new wine and food matching skills and I am looking forward to trying these new delicious combos on friends and family, watch out guys!
PS: Good news everyone, Jezebelle will be hosting a Spanish Wine & Degustation Evening as well as a French Wine & Degustation Evening over the next couple of months. For information on events at Jezebelle please click here. And for more information on Rockcliffe wines pleas click here.