Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Sydney CBD

Citi has held an intimate media dinner at Bentley Restaurant & Bar, hosted by Bentley head chef, Brent Savage, along with McWilliam’s Senior Winemaker, Bryan Currie. The dinner was part of the launch of their Rethink Banking campaign.

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Amuse: Roast Potatoes with Smoked Sour Cream & Chives 

Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve was served on arrival before a cooking demonstration by Chef Brent Savage. Guests then sat down to a three course meal paired with McWilliams wines.

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Honey Bugs, Sea Blight, Buttermilk

The entree, which was part of the demonstration, was a beautiful dish of blow-torched Honey Bugs, Sea Blight, Buttermilk ($25) paired with a crisp 2013 McWilliam’s Appellation Sauvignon Blanc from Orange in NSW.

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Mulloway, Pink Turnip, Scallop Roe

From the mains, the Mulloway with Pink Turnip and Scallop Roe ($46) found its match with the lightly oaked 2013 McWilliam’s 842 Chardonnay from Tumbarumba in NSW.

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Green Leaf Salad with Lemon Mustard Dressing ($12)

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Violet Ice Cream with Cocoa Honeycomb and Blueberry

For dessert, the Violet Ice Cream with Cocoa Honeycomb and Blueberry ($20) paired well with the sweet honey notes of the 2010 McWilliam’s Morning Lights Botrytis Semillon from the Riverina in NSW.

The media dinner was held on 7 July 2015.

The Bentley
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
27 O’Connell Street
(direct access from corner of Pitt & Hunter St)

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.

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