The Governor’s Table located at The Museum of Sydney is a pretty great spot to great eats with an intimate reworked venue. They have just launched a series of monthly winemaker dinner; the first one started with Ross Hill wines paired with a 5 course degustation by their head chef Marco Adler. Best part of the dinner was the meet and greet with the Ross Hill wine family and the insight into the wines by Ross Hill and how this would pair with the eats we had. The Dinner is $99/pp and lasts 3 hours from 6.30-9.30pm with very generous top ups.
They’re also doing a pop up bar out the front called The Governors Shout where you can sit in the forecourt of the MOS and have a range of incredible wines at just $6/glass.
The Governors Shout
Almost half price in a happy hour that lasts 3 hours. Premium wine -Lane ‘Lois’ Blanc de Blanc, La Prova
Pinot Grigio, Mt Macleod Pinot Noir, Voyager Cabernet Malbec and Laughing Jack Shiraz all for $6. Asahi is $5, Sydney Cider $5. There’s also a bespoke $10 cocktail of the week, starting with The Forgotten Bridge (a delicious blend of Pampero Rum, Passionfruit, Vanilla and Fresh Lime).
The Governors Table Monthly Winemakers Dinners
A look at the 5 course menu for the dinner.
Course 1+2. Oysters with Roe and Kingfish Crudo with pickled okra paired with a Ross Hill Brut and the fish with a Sauvignon Blanc. Quite liked the Crudo, very light and tasty with a zesty finger lime dressing.
Potato Gnocchi, Zucchini Flower, Green Peas, Curd and Macadamia is matched with a very nice Ross Hill ‘Pinnacle’ Chardonnay. The Gnocchi was a delightfully pillowy and the crunchy zucchini flower provided textural contrast. Quite a nice dish. Their Chardonnay was our favourite drink of the evening, crisp and delicious.
Braised Beef Shin Korma, Salted Beans and Puffed Grains paired with a 2012 Ross Hill ‘ Pinnacle’ Cabernet Franc. A well braised beef shin that melted with a deliciously light korma made this a wonderful main. Okra again features and they’re well cooked and the dish is one we really enjoyed. The Cab Franc was a lighter red that paired well with the beef as neither were too heavy.
Doughnut, Vanilla Cream, Jelly, Granny Smith Sorbet and Petit Fours (Chocolate truffle and house made marshmellows)
Dessert was paired with Ross Hill’s 2011 Late Harvest Riesling – a sweet dessert Riesling.
The first of The Governors Table Monthly Winemakers Dinners was a great evening talking wine and eats at The Governors Table. During dinner, Terri and Peter circulated between courses to have a chat with diners about the wines and food pairings which made it a bit social and fun. Expect generous topups and a good time. The next wine dinner here is on Thursday April 16th. The Governors Table will be feature Oliver’s Taranga Wines from Mclaren Vale. Details can be found on this page . Highly enjoyable dinner and we also quite enjoyed the last dinner we had here too. Check out our first visit to The Governors Table.