The Winter Menu | June 2015


The Winter Menu | Southern Hemisphere | June 2015

Apéritif/Pre-Dinner Drink

Wine – Northern Hemisphere: Champagne or Crémant, France / Franciacorta DOCG or Trento DOC, Italy
Wine – Southern Hemisphere: Tasmania Traditional Method Sparkling Wine, Australia / Méthode Cap Classique, South Africa


Appetiser/Starter (by Francesca)

Cremini Mushroom Soup

Wine – Northern Hemisphere: Barbera d’Asti or Barbera d’Alba, Italy
Wine – Southern Hemisphere: Central Otago Pinot Noir, New Zealand


Main Course (by Sandra)

Pan Fried Quail with Vincotto Glazed Grapes

Grilled Treviso Radicchio

Celeriac Purée

Wine- Northern Hemisphere: Left Bank Bordeaux (Médoc), France
Wine – Southern Hemisphere: Barossa Valley GSM Blend, Australia


Dessert (by Margot)

Poached Pear Chocolate Puddings

Wine – Northern Hemisphere: Banyuls, France / Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito, Italy
Wine – Southern Hemisphere: Tawny Port, Australia


The full recipes for each of the three courses for this Winter-warming Menu, along with the Wine Pairings (by Stefano) will be released over the next four days, begining with the Appetiser/Starter tomorrow.

We, the members of The Dinner Party Collective, hope very much that you will enjoy each of the seasonal menus that we produce and that you will feel tempted and inspired to try them out in your own home with friends and family. Please be sure to let us know if you do so – your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

26 thoughts on “The Winter Menu | June 2015

  1. mollyrogerscooks

    Love the idea behind this blog!! If your ever looking for some ideas from a blogger in Ireland (via London/Kuwait?Korea) feel free to use I’ve just nominated you for a Liebster Award for beginning bloggers – might increase traffic to both our sites. Have a lovely day!! Am going to sit with my lap top and a cup of tea and have a wander through your site now!

    • The Dinner Party Collective

      Thanks Molly, that’s really very kind of you! We appreciate your nomination for the Liebster Award, but as all of the bloggers on our team tend to their own personal blogs, as well as collaborate on this one, we’ve decided to keep The Dinner Party Collective an award-free blog… unfortunately time just doesn’t allow for the lengthy format of accepting these awards. Thanks so much for thinking of us though! Cheers, Margot

    • The Dinner Party Collective

      Thanks so very much Shari!🙂 The recipes have all been released now, so please feel free to click on any of the links (in green) up above, or over in the right-hand margin you can find a section showing ‘Recent Posts’ which will also take you through to each of the full recipes. Cheers, Margot

  2. Stefano

    Reblogged this on Flora's Table and commented:

    True – not really aligned with the current season in the Northern Hemisphere… but nonetheless here it is: the mouth-watering and elegant Winter Menu that has just been published for the southern part of the world on The Dinner Party Collective, complete with wine pairings personally selected by moi😉

  3. ladyredspecs

    Reblogged this on Please Pass the Recipe and commented:
    I am proud to have contributed to this delicious winter dinner party menu matched with wines, brought to you by The Dinner Party Collective, a unique collaboration of food bloggers brought together by Margot at Gather and Graze.
    The wine selection, followed by posts featuring the three course dinner, with recipes, will begin tomorrow.

    Bon appetit

  4. Gather and Graze

    So pleased to finally release this menu that Francesca, Sandra, Stefano and myself created. It’s been such a pleasure collaborating with each of them! Sending heartfelt thanks for all your hard work, passion and inspiration! M.xx

  5. apuginthekitchen

    Reblogged this on apuginthekitchen and commented:

    Take a look at this amazing menu and wine pairing for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere where it is currently Fall/Winter. A stellar lineup of food and wine comforting and delicious, enjoy everyone.

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