Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Sydney CBD

Citi has held an intimate media dinner at Bentley Restaurant & Bar, hosted by Bentley head chef, Brent Savage, along with McWilliam’s Senior Winemaker, Bryan Currie. The dinner was part of the launch of their Rethink Banking campaign.

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Amuse: Roast Potatoes with Smoked Sour Cream & Chives 

Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve was served on arrival before a cooking demonstration by Chef Brent Savage. Guests then sat down to a three course meal paired with McWilliams wines.

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Honey Bugs, Sea Blight, Buttermilk

The entree, which was part of the demonstration, was a beautiful dish of blow-torched Honey Bugs, Sea Blight, Buttermilk ($25) paired with a crisp 2013 McWilliam’s Appellation Sauvignon Blanc from Orange in NSW.

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Mulloway, Pink Turnip, Scallop Roe

From the mains, the Mulloway with Pink Turnip and Scallop Roe ($46) found its match with the lightly oaked 2013 McWilliam’s 842 Chardonnay from Tumbarumba in NSW.

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Green Leaf Salad with Lemon Mustard Dressing ($12)

Bentley Restaurant & Bar
Violet Ice Cream with Cocoa Honeycomb and Blueberry

For dessert, the Violet Ice Cream with Cocoa Honeycomb and Blueberry ($20) paired well with the sweet honey notes of the 2010 McWilliam’s Morning Lights Botrytis Semillon from the Riverina in NSW.

The media dinner was held on 7 July 2015.

The Bentley
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
27 O’Connell Street
(direct access from corner of Pitt & Hunter St)

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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.

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