Food events are gearing up again and we have noticed them selling out super fast! This goes to show how much we have missed Canberra’s hospitality scene in full swing. We’re rounded up some winter events to keep on your radar.

DVCS High Tea – 15 & 16 August

Hotel Realm

Join Domestic Violence Crisis Service ACT for a delightful High Tea to be held at Hotel Realm.

This beautiful event with stunning sparkling wine and tea, complimented by delicious cakes, sandwiches and treats to delight your tastebuds is a relaxed and enjoyable fundraising event for DVCS.

Tickets are $85 per person or $800 for a table of 10. All tickets include unlimited tea and coffee, delicious treats and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.

There are two sittings:
Saturday 15 August at 11.30am
Saturday 15 August at 2.30pm


Christmas in July – 25 & 26 July

Pialligo Estate

Have a Merry Christmas (in July) on Saturday 25th July & Sunday 26th July at Pialligo Estate.

Why not bring some fun to this cold, cold (really cold) winter with some Christmas Spirit? Enter our warm Glasshouse to find a hot Mulled Wine in your hand and a buzz of excitement for the amazing meal to come.

Starting with a Festive Antipasto, then Traditional Christmas spread – all estate trimmings including our famous Hay Smoked Glazed Ham, Jasper roasted spring chickens, blistered pork belly and a generous assortment of accompaniments, sauces and Estate grown vegetables. Finishing with Traditional Christmas pudding with brandy custard and Sweet Boards.

Sit down as a family in our beautiful Glasshouse looking over the Brindabellas, Parliament House and the Telstra Tower and enjoy a delicious lunch or dinner that will have you feeling like it’s Christmas Day (fit with a food coma too!).

Crack your Christmas bon bon, listen to your favourite Christmas carols and we may even have a surprise visitor!

Date | Saturday 25th July (lunch and dinner) + Sunday 26th July (lunch only)
Time | Lunch: from 11.30am / Dinner: from 6.00pm
Price | Adults: $85 per person. Children: $30 (under 12 kids menu).
Location | Pialligo Estate Glasshouse.


Christmas in July Lunch & Dinner – Saturday 18 July

Contentious Character

We’ll be singing carols and shaking our Santas all day long! We are looking forward to welcoming everyone for a beautiful Christmas lunch or dinner, with all the family, friends, and even pets, if you’re happy to sit on the deck overlooking the vineyard. There’ll be Bon Bons, live carol singers, and a glass of warming mulled wine (white or red) or sparkling red bubbly waiting for you, followed by a three-course Christmas feast with all the trimmings!

Adults $95, Children $40. When keying in number of guests, count adults only as children tickets are purchasable as extras on the second page.

Tickets & Menu

4-course Truffle Dinner – Saturday 8 August

Poachers Pantry

A sensational dinner celebrating one of winter’s finest treats, the black truffle!

Celebrate the season that sets our region apart with our mid winter feast. A four course menu featuring black truffles from the Sutton Farm matched with Poachers estate grown Wines.

$89 pp (food only), with wine pairing $115 pp.


Cheese & Wine Masterclass

QT Canberra

Back by popular demand, Wine Selectors invites you on a delicious journey with some of the world’s best cheeses paired perfectly with wine at our Cheese & Wine Masterclass!

We’ve sourced 12 of the best cheeses from around the globe, to taste alongside the finest Australian cheeses, all matched to stunning Australian wines.

Your hosts, Black Pearl Epicure’s General Manager and cheese expert Peter Gross, and Selector’s Paul Diamond, will guide you through the cheesemaking process, explain the vast array of cheese styles, and reveal the art of cheese and wine appreciation.

The class will see you experience a unique view of some of the world’s best cheese, including Australia’s. So join us at the fantastic QT Canberra from 2pm-5pm on Saturday 19th September for an afternoon of indulgence. Grab your friends and book today!

Tickets, $120