Meet the Maker Dinner Series “Coriole Vineyards” McLaren Vale

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Lutèce Bistro & Wine Bar chef de Cuisine Daniel Arnold is proud to present “Les Diners tout Canard” – The Duck Dinners with wine consultant David Hayward on Thursday 19th & Friday 20th April 2018 at 6.30pm for 7pm.


Coriole was started by the Lloyd family in the 1967 and are considered pioneers in the McLaren Vale region and visionaries in the planting of Italian and French varieties: Sangiovese, Picpoul, Chenin blanc Nero D’Avola, plus of course Shiraz…

It is a beautiful spot looking south towards many McLaren Vale vineyards, the old Willunga Range and the Fleurieu Bight. The estate has a lot of Shiraz vines, the oldest planted in 1919. There is also our first Sangiovese vineyard planted in 1985 as well as the first Fiano vineyard (2001), both the oldest of their kind in Australia.

Vines were first planted in the McLaren Vale region in 1838. The McLaren Vale wine companies have formed a close and supportive community that work on cooperative wine and marketing projects together to make this region what it is today.

The first wine, produced by Coriole in 1970, was from Shiraz grapes and called Claret which was the tradition at the time. Interestingly the very next year the tradition had changed and the same wine was labelled with its varietal name – Shiraz. After over a decade of success with traditional varieties at Coriole, and driven to find completely different wine and food experiences for the Australian table, Mark Lloyd made the move to new varieties with one of the first Australian plantings of Sangiovese. The 2016 release will be Coriole’s 30th vintage of this wine.

Here’s just a taste of what is in store for the night by chef Arnold:

To start with a glass of Coriole Proseco the Duck parfait with Cognac, Blue Eye Cod cooked on low temperature, diced duck confit, pearled rhubarb duck jus, followed with The famous Duck & black truffle pie & the Chargrilled duck breast & duck “cromes- quis”

When: Thursday 19th April & Friday 20th April 2018 at 6.30pm for 7pm
The 4 course “Diner de Canard”, appetizer on arrival & matching Coriole Wines 98.00 per person

Seats are limited for the 2 nights