Australia Day 2015

You don’t have to “Tie-Me-Kangaroo-Down-Mate”… But for those of you who like the sunny expanse of Oz like we do – we are glad you were able to join us at Crested Duck in Beechview for our pretty-much-annual-Pittsburgh-Australia-Day-Dinner featuring Australia-inspired foods prepared by Chef Kevin Costa (including KANGAROO!!) and carefully curated Australian wines selected by Jack Brice paired to each of the FIVE courses!   (As usual, for those who care – the point scores for these wines range from 90-97pts, but we’ll let you decide which deserves what score….)

This dinner helped to shake off the northern hemisphere chill.

First Course 
Grilled Kangaroo
grilled frizee, sautéed shiitake, crostini

Jansz Premium Rose Sparkling Wine NV – Tamar Valley Tasmania

Second Course
fennel, citrus-habenaro broth, garlic aioli

Pikes Dry Riesling 2013 – Claire Valley South Australia

Third Course
Winter Rocket Salad
Asian pear, macadamia nuts, toma celena cheese, mustard vinaigrette

Fourth Course
Rosemary Smoked Leg of Lamb
roasted potatoes & carrots, charred onions

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012 – Claire Valley South Australia
Clarendon Hills Syrah Brookman Vineyard 2008 – Barossa Valley South Australia

Fifth Course
crème anglaise

R.L. Buller Victoria Tokay NV, Victoria