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Alpha Restaurant, Danjee & Glass Brasserie Progressive Greek Dinner with Lamb Wines

During July, it’s time to take your taste buds to Greece with Douglas Lamb Wines in a series of Progressive Greek dinners with Amyndeon wines. The dinners are hosted by third-generation wine importer David Lamb, a certified sommelier who will guide you about the latest developments in Greek wine as you hop around town, dining at three Sydney restaurants.

Alpha Restaurant

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
Alpha Restaurant

The tour starts at Alpha Restaurant in Sydney CBD with Chef Peter Conistis at the helm. The modern Greek restaurant is located along Castlereagh Street and is part of the Hellenic Club on Elizabeth Street.

Inside the spacious premises designed by DS17, you’ll find exposed columns, high ceilings and bare brick along with upholstered banquette seating and the trademark distressed wall with Greek lettering.

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
Kir Yianni ‘Akakies’ Brut Rose

The dinner begins with a glass of 2012 Kir Yianni ‘Akakies’ Brut Rose made with 100% Xinomavro varietal. The sparkling wine is elegant and aromatic with red fruit on the nose, strawberries and raspberries notes on the palate.

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
Ouzo Cured Ocean Trout

The wine is matched with a bright and flavoursome dish of Ouzo Cured Ocean Trout dressed with shaved fennel, orange, watercress and sumac onions.

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines

Other dishes available to share are the Melitzanosalata made with eggplant and served with warm, grilled pita bread,

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
Pickled Octopus

along with a Pickled Octopus salad with cucumber and olives.

Alpha Restaurant 238 Castlereagh Street Sydney, NSW 2000

Danjee Restaurant

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
Danjee Korean Restaurant

The progressive dinner moves to Danjee Korean Restaurant, hidden in a laneway in Albion Place past the George Street cinema complex. The eatery is owned by the same people as Madang in Pitt Street and in the short time it has opened, has become known for good Korean barbecue.

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
Selection of Kimchi

Selection of Kimchi, beans and pickled vegetables is available to share before the share-style main dishes are served.

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
Korean Steak Tartare

The Korean style Steak Tartare is made up of frozen batons of meat surrounded with matchsticks of cucumber and nashi pear with a raw egg yolk on top scattered with pine nuts. You mix all the ingredients and the result is a savoury cold dish with flavoursome meat with a hint of soy sauce.

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
2013 Kir Yianni ‘Petra’

The dish is paired with 2013 Kir Yianni ‘Petra’, a blend of 80% Roditis and 20% Malagousia. The crisp white wine is citrusy and floral on the nose with a smooth palate and is remarkably well matched to the steak tartare.

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
Hwe Dup Bap

This is followed by Hwe Dup Bap, a Korean specialty a like Bibimbap with rice, raw king salmon and snapper.

Danjee 1-7 Albion Pl Sydney, NSW 2000

Glass Brasserie

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
Glass Brasserie

The Progressive Greek dinner moves to the last destination at the elegant Glass Brasserie situated in the Hilton Hotel.

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
Braised Wagyu Short-Rib

The final dish is a perfectly cooked Braised Wagyu Short-Rib with a Pedro Ximenez reduction on a carrot and cumin puree with a fine grating of horseradish and piquillo peppers.

Progressive Greek with Lamb Wines
2012 Kir Yianni ‘Paranga’

The fine cut of meat pairs beautifully with 2012 Kir Yianni ‘Paranga’, a blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Shiraz & 25 % Xinomavro. The wine is medium-bodied with a little spice and ripe black fruit on the palate

Glass Brasserie Hilton Hotel, 488 George St Sydney, NSW 2000

The Progressive Greek dinners by Douglas Lamb Wines run throughout July 2014 every Tuesday evening starting on July 1 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. The dinner is an intimate event with only 11 places available per-night.

Douglas Lamb Wines


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.