Moroccan Nights Wine Feast at Imbibe on July 2, 2016
Melissa Birthday Party at Imbibe
This was our second Moroccan Nights Wine Feast Event at Imbibe with the same theme but with different wines.
This would also have to be the easiest event to fill up as it was booked out by David Buchler, owner of Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar in Elsternwick.
He happened to book out the entire event as it was his wife, Melissa’s birthday. Happy birthday Melissa! I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends.
It looked like everyone was having a great time and enjoyed the Moroccan food & international wine.
The Venue – Imbibe
Imbibe is a small & intimate bar that is a very popular place for locals in The Port Melbourne area and they also hold many different wine tastings & other events there.
The Moroccan Menu
First Shared Course
Mt Zero Olives warmed with preserved lemon
Roasted carrot, Yoghurt Mint and Caraway Seeds dip with flat bread
Smashed Pea and feta dip with flat bread
Beef Filo Cigar
Second Shared Course
Chicken Meatballs in a Roasted Tomato Tagine topped with Minted Yoghurt and flat bread
Third Shared Course
Spiced Salmon with Roasted Smashed Cauliflower and a Preserved Lemon Spinach with Garlic Harissa Oil
Fourth Shared Course
Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Pomegrante Mint and Labna, Vegetable Rice Pilaf with Toasted Almonds, Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad.
Orange Blossum Sticky Date Pudding with Cinnamon Ice Cream.
Photos of the Food
Photos of the Wine
The wine is well balanced with good acidity. There are subtle subdued flavours and good length.
Note: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 5% Carignan. A great juicy offering from the team at Font de Michelle. Salami, blackberry, cherry, black olive, and pepper on the nose.
The palate has a lot of blackberry, plus some sour cherry, black tea, and spice. The finish packs a big helping of chocolate flavour.
2005 Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar Red (Lebanon)
Very close to wow and greatness! Balanced, fruity, lightly bretty and appealing nose.
On the palate, this wine is superbly well knit to be an everyday drinker extraordinaire.
Fine fruit, racing acids, tannin and a hint of brett to give it gravitas and personality.
The new vintage of Alain Graillot’s elegant, juicy Syrocco Syrah from Morocco. Great to find a Moroccan wine.
Campbells NV Topaque (Rutherglen, VIC) 375ml 17.5% ALC/VOL
Deep, brilliant old gold. Lifted toffee, honey and cold tea characters combine to produce the unique character of Rutherglen Topaque.
Toffee and tealeaf characters predominate on the front of the palate with a cleansing hint of spirit and old oak on the finish.
Photos of the party
Cheers Happy Snaps
I would like to thank Matthew Peck, owner of Imbibe and his staff for their assistance as well as Bela Rice for speaking about the wines and everyone else behind the scenes to make our Moroccan Nights Wine Feast a successful one.
and finally everyone who attended the event…… Phoenix is ok……. 🙂
Happy birthday again Melissa