Let us host your best of kin.  The family of Davyd Westlake (Misty River Vineyard, Ballandean), chose two signature experiences:  Heritage POETs Progressive Dinner and 5-Senses Degustation Dinner.

Elegance Unveiled: An Opulent Evening of Culinary Mastery and Melodic Harmony

In a world where fine dining is elevated to an art form, an extraordinary event emerges – an 8-course, black-tie degustation dinner that promises to immerse guests in a realm of refined taste and harmonious melodies. This culinary symphony is orchestrated to perfection, set against a backdrop of sophistication and splendor.

As the sun dips beneath the horizon, the doors of the exquisite venue swing open to reveal a scene of sheer opulence. Guests arrive adorned in their finest black-tie attire, the epitome of elegance, as they step into a space transformed into a haven of culinary delights and enchanting music. The air carries whispers of anticipation, a palpable excitement for the epicurean journey that lies ahead.

The evening commences with a string ensemble that weaves mellifluous melodies into the fabric of the atmosphere. Their notes resonate through the room, evoking a sense of timelessness and sophistication, setting the stage for an unforgettable gastronomic journey.

The first course arrives, a delicate dance of flavors that tantalize the palate. A flambeed dish ignites in a blaze of spectacle, infusing the air with the rich aroma of caramelized perfection. The dish exudes both the precision of culinary artistry and the thrill of controlled pyrotechnics, igniting not only the senses but also a sense of wonder.

As courses progress, rising hickory smoke dishes make their grand entrance. Plates are presented beneath elegant cloches, the unveiling accompanied by a soft wisp of fragrant smoke that carries hints of the rustic hearth. The delicate infusion of hickory essence adds a smoky depth to the dish, a nuanced touch that elevates the experience beyond the expected.

Game meats, tender and succulent, make their appearance as the evening advances. Their robust flavors are paired with carefully selected wines that have been meticulously blended to mirror the essence of the next Grange Hermitage – a legendary wine that has stood the test of time. Each sip is an ode to the art of winemaking, a harmonious partnership of taste and technique.

A crescendo of indulgence reaches its zenith with the arrival of Coffin Bay oysters, plucked from the pristine waters that cradle their unique flavor profile. These gems of the sea are served with a delicate touch, a tribute to their natural elegance and the meticulous sourcing that has gone into creating this gastronomic tableau.

Throughout the evening, conversations ebb and flow like the tide, as guests relish each morsel and melody. The string ensemble continues to enchant, their music bridging the gap between courses, creating a seamless tapestry of auditory delight that marries harmoniously with the culinary spectacle.

As the final course arrives, a sumptuous dessert that serves as the exclamation point on this epicurean journey, the symphony of taste and sound draws to a close. The evening has been a tapestry woven from the threads of gastronomy, music, and camaraderie – a symposium of the senses that transcends the ordinary.

Elegance is unveiled in its purest form, the culmination of skill, passion, and a dedication to the art of sensory indulgence. This black-tie degustation dinner, an unparalleled union of culinary mastery and melodic harmony, stands as a testament to the heights that human creativity can reach when it seeks to inspire, delight, and elevate.


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