The Mudgee Wine Lunch was a highlight of the Pyrmont Festival of Wine, Food and Art. Held at the fabulous Blue Eye Dragon Taiwanese Restaurant, one of Sydney’s best, located in Pyrmont Street. It featured a multi-course degustation menu with matching selection of wines from Mudgee’s Mongrel Vineyard and the Lowe Wine Company.
Head Chef, Jade Chen cooked the delicious food served at the lunch. It was very hard to choose favourites from the six selections served in both entrée and main, but my vote went to the chicken with basil and 5 spice plus the pork belly. My partner’s was the pepper steak. The food was so good we couldn’t resist purchasing a take home pack of mixed dumplings. Yum.
David Lowe, the CEO, owner and winemaker of the award winning Lowe Wines spoke passionately as his wines were being poured. The Lowe vineyard, winery and farm are all certified organic.
Sue Fairlie-Cuninghame from Mongrel Vineyard also gave the diners an interesting background on her Vineyard’s wines. I was particularly interested to hear Sue tell us about the superb rosé which was served at the lunch. The grapes are grown at Sue’s Mongrel Vineyard and when harvested are sent to David Lowe to produce this excellent wine.
After trying a range of products from the Mudgee region during the Pyrmont Festival, I certainly won’t wait too long before planning a visit there so I can see first hand all that Mudgee has to offer. Sandra T. Photos: John Pond. Top: Sue Fairlie-Cuninghame with David Lowe.