Restaurant 27 works with fresh ingredients daily, and our "Sample" menus are an example of what we offer. The structure of our menus will always be the same but ingredients may differ. Please inform us of any dietary requirements, so that we can adapt our menus.
Please inform staff of any dietary requirements, allergens or dislikes so that we can adapt our menu.
Restaurant 27 operates a policy of no e-cigarettes.
…and how quickly we move in to the Autumn, with its misty mornings, breezy days and cooler temperatures. It is a time to linger on our memories of the fleeting Summer but also to look forward to warm fires, heartier flavours and perhaps a little more Red in our glasses? Two delicious Southern Hemisphere reds come in to this edition one, a bold, juicy Crios Malbec from the winery of the talented & charismatic Susana Balbo in Argentina and the other a Cabernet grown on a cricket pitch!
On the southern boundary of Coonawarra, in South Australia is the old Penola cricket ground, which first saw the flashing cover drives of the local players in the 1950s. Sadly, the ground closed in 1996 and soon afterwards Jim Barry purchased the 30 acre property and planted a Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard. The original pavilion, now used as a winery store and even the pitch have been retained, thus preserving an important piece of Coonawarra sporting history not to mention giving us the opportunity to enjoy a jolly decent glass of The Cover Drive Cabernet.
Our curated wine selection, The Wine Flight has some fascinating wines this month featuring a clutch of European classic style wines including a truly delicious dessert wine from the Loire Valley. The selection is designed to complement The Menu and to add another layer to each course as well as expand your wine drinking experience. If you choose this option you will find some background detail on each wine in my Wine Flight Notes which you are welcome to take home with you.
Coming back to the main List, newcomers include a fine example of Gascogne winemaking in
Les Amourettes a fruity, crisp dry white made mostly from Colombard, a variety that was historically used locally for Armagnac production but now yields delicious dry white wines such as this. Another unusual grape variety is the feature of Tahbilk’s zesty, floral and delicious Marsanne which makes its first appearance. Five years ago Tahbilk became carbon-neutral so, great wine and great ideals.
As a contrast to the two New World reds previously mentioned is the intriguing Gavelot Old Vine Carignan, an example of a recent trend in Europe for winemakers to literally rediscover their roots and accentuate traditional grape varieties and in particular ‘Old Vine’ examples of those varieties. As a vine ages it produces less fruit but of a much higher quality so, if your aim is quality rather than quantity you nurture those old vines in to their 60s, 70s & 80s and accept the scant but rich gifts they provide each year. This Vieilles Vignes (old vines) Carignan is soft and very French with flavours of dried cranberry and spice and has a delicious smooth texture.
If you would like to, please ask Tomasz or Kirsten for any further advice on the wine list
or for their recommendations on matching your wine selection to your menu choice.
We work together, tasting the wines against the Menu to ensure there is always a suggestion available to you if you are unsure, or perhaps just want to try something different.