Piquepoul tasting

Picpoul tasting IMG_1533Cowra, end of June, Steve Feletti and Windowrie Wine Company winemaker Anthony taste the Borrowed Cuttings piquepoul for the Moonlight Flat Oyster range.

Really fruity nose and true to character flavour. Steve said it was as if Anthony just opened a bottle direct from the Languedoc.

Bar Rochford

Bar RochfordBar Rochford in the ‘Melbourne’ building in Civic, Canberra, is a new bar for Nick Smith and team. Moonlight Flat Oysters are on the menu!

It’s a big communal bar in front of a huge arched window…it’s a bit retro but there’s no particular theme, instead it’s all about the food, drink, music and art. Chef Ian Poy has a wood-fired grill for meat, seafood and vegetables, served as both individual dishes or share plates.

Bar Rochford
First Floor, 65 London Circuit, Canberra ACT 2601
Tel 02 6230 6222
Web www.barrochford.com

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Piquepoul verjuice and vinaigrette?

After this year’s piquepoul vintage was tucked away, I noticed some late green unripened berries on nearby rows of grafted piquepoul.

A lightbulb moment and some V8-type kilometers last weekend saw boxes of green berries on their way to receptive chefs keen to trial fresh piquepoul blanc verjuice, exclusively for Moonlight Flat’s loyal oyster supporters.

DSC_0802Look out for it on menus in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Orange soon!

Oyster appreciation workshop, Canberra

Monster oystersSat 2 April, 9 am – 2.30 pm
For those that love oysters come along to this workshop organised by Hotel Hotel in Canberra and honour the mollusc with us. Participants will start the day by making their own handmade oyster shucker with Alison Jackson, a Canberra-based gold and silversmith. Hotel Hotel’s Monster kitchen and bar head chef Dan Flatt, will teach participants how to make a number of dressings designed to bring out an oyster’s delicate flavour. Then, Steve Feletti from Moonlight Flat Oysters will show participants how to shuck like a pro.

The workshop includes plenty of oyster tasting and a light lunch prepared by Monster kitchen and bar.

More information and tickets: http://hotel-hotel.com.au/fixandmake/events/oyster-appreciation/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/238529126482870/