#GourMay

Welcome to GourMay 2017
– celebrating the finest of Canberra food and wine.

Every day we reveal a new and innovative offering from one of the city’s finest restaurants. You’ll discover the passion and quality of local chefs and restaurateurs by clicking on each date as we showcase yet another stunning signature dish.

To fully immerse yourself in this month-long foodie degustation, be sure to join us at one of the featured GourMay events. OutInCanberra is proud and excited to partner with some of the capital’s best venues to offer an even bigger and better GourMay.

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  • Whats on today

    Monday 1 May

    Feature Dish

    Tonnarelli alla Bottarga

    The Tonnarelli alla Bottarga is a great demonstration of Agostinis’ philosophy.

    Square-cut spaghetti is mixed with finely grated Bottarga (a salt-cured fish roe), as well as garlic, chilli, lemon and parsley.

    The texture from the roe brings an unusual ‘pop’ of flavour, while the house-made pasta provides the perfect setting for this fresh taste of the sea.

    Agostinis recommends a glass or two of the 2013 Suavia Azienda Agricola Monte Cabonare. With a complex bouquet of rich flavours and a fresh finish. This is the perfect match to cut through the garlic and salty flavour of the Bottarga.

     

    2013 Suavia Azienda Agricola Monte Carbonare

    Garganega

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Tuesday 2 May

    Feature Dish

    Mojo Rojo Lamb Ribs

    Today we present the Mojo Rojo Lamb Ribs with fennel and radish slaw and mojo picon at Betti Bravo’s.

    Mojo picon is a sauce that is often served in Spanish speaking countries. It is deep red in colour and flavoured with garlic and sherry vinegar to accentuate the mojo flavours of the ribs.

    The ribs have been coated with the spice rub, then sous vide to make them extra succulent and soft. To finish them off Betti’s then pan roasts the ribs to achieve a beautiful crispy exterior that will keep you coming back for more!

    Betti’s serves the dish with a fennel slaw to act as a refreshing palate cleanser that cuts through the richness of the lamb.

    The dish has been matched with the house cocktail, Peruvian Passporte. Combining egg whites, pisco, lemon, bitters and passionfruit, this cocktail has approachable flavours bound to be loved by everyone for its Caribbean zing.

    Peruvian Passaporte

    Cocktail

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Wednesday 3 May

    Feature Dish

    Chicken Breast Stuffed with Goat's Cheese and Pistachio

    Moving towards the edge of the Kingston Foreshore, we draw your attention to the Chicken Breast Stuffed with Goat’s Cheese and Pistachio at Walt & Burley.

    This spectacular dish is served with a red capsicum chutney on a bed of tomato and basil risotto, and finished with a drizzle of balsamic reduction for an added ‘zing’.

    The pan-fried method used ensures that the chicken breast is juicy and full of flavour on the inside, with a crispy finish. The addition of the rich goat’s cheese balances the acidity of the tomatoes perfectly and the pistachio stuffing brings an earthy and nutty flavour to the dish.

    A drizzle of balsamic reduction gives the dish a sweet hit that balances the tomatoes and goat’s cheese, while the red capsicum sauce brings a touch of heat and spice to the plate.

    Walt & Burley recommends a glass or two of the 2015 Mahara Gravity Sauvignon Blanc. This drop has a dry and crisp bouquet that perfectly balances the risotto.

    2015 Mahara Gravity

    Sauvignon Blanc

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Thursday 4 May

    Feature Dish

    Bossam Noodle Soup

    Venue

    Lazy Su

    Today, new Braddon sensation Lasy Su showcases its Bossam Noodle Soup. This Korean take on the much-loved ramen combines the deep flavours of slow-braised pork belly, umami, soy-braised egg, crispy lardon, hand-pulled noodles and sambal – a chilli paste that packs a punch and adds an essence of depth to the dish.

    Full of flavour and texture, this is a feast for senses packed into a delicious 24-hour broth made from boiled pork bones and is the perfect dish to warm your belly during the Canberra cold.

    Lazy Su recommends matching this dish with the house cocktail, Pisco Disco. A blend of match-infused pisco, pineapple and tarragon syrup and whites. The soup is filled with umami flavours that beer, wine, and saké wouldn’t suit. Take note – you want to be able to savour all of the flavours in both your meal and your drink and the Pisco Disco really allows the flavours of the soup to shine.

     

    Pisco Disco

    Cocktail

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Friday 5 May

    Feature Dish

    Smoked Duck and Quail Egg Salad

    Venue

    Bicicletta

    The Smoked Duck with Quail Egg Salad at Bicicletta is a delightful dish that balances the deep and warming flavours of smoked duck, with the freshness of the fennel and quail egg salad.

    Packed with punchy flavours, the smokey duck is complimented by a sweet sauce spiced with star anise and a colourful salad dressed in a red wine and orange reduction.

    Pair this dish with a Chardonnay from Gallagher wines. Its oaky-finish will support the rich and succulent flavour of the duck while still being light enough to allow the fresh salad to sing. It also derives from Canberra district’s local wine region, so all the more reason to have a glass or two!

    2016 Gallagher

    Chardonnay

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Saturday 6 May

    Feature Dish

    Guinness Braised Lamb Shoulder

    Chifley’s Bar & Grill offers the most comforting of winter warmers for its GourMay dish of the day. Today we present the Guinness Braised Lamb Shoulder with farro and mint salad.

    Designed to share, this hearty meal is delivered to the table in a heavy cast iron dish, with luscious lamb shoulder atop nutty grains of farro, bright and crunchy capsicum, and scatterings of mint leaves picked fresh from the garden that is visible out the window.

    Slow braised for six hours, the lamb shoulder falls off the bone at the touch of a fork – perfectly rich and gelatinous for a wintery day.

    The hearty dish pairs well with a strong, full-bodied wine like the Shotfire Shiraz from the Barossa Valley. Its peppery notes and fruity aroma balances the meal.

    2014 Shotfire

    Shiraz

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Sunday 7 May

    Feature Dish

    Confit Duck

    Helix at Vibe Hotel serves us up a Confit Duck for today’s GourMay dish of the day. Accompanied with a beetroot puree, market vegetables and a five-spice caramel, this dish is as vibrant in colour as it is in taste.

    Succulent and tender from slow, sous vide cooking, the duck is then finished off in the oven to give it a satisfying crispy skin. It is paired with a medley of flavours and textures – from the five spice caramel, crunchy curry roasted potatoes, black garlic with liquorice notes and roasted pickled beetroots that have been turned into a smooth and cleansing puree. This dish is truly one for all the senses.

    It wouldn’t be complete without a glass of the Devil’s Staircase Pinot Noir that the Helix sommelier heartily recommends. Hailing from Central Otago, New Zealand, famous for its top of the range pinot noirs, this wine’s delicate berry notes matches the flavour of the duck without overpowering it and allowing it to shine.

    2016 Devil’s Staircase

    Pinot Noir

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Monday 8 May

    Feature Dish

    Herb Crusted Lamb Loin

    Today’s dish is a Herb Crusted Lamb Loin, with a handmade ravioli and beetroot and lentil ragu.

    The lamb loin is coated in a delightful golden crust spiced with herbs, which creates a crisp, crunchy texture on the outside and soft and tender on the inside. While the handmade ravioli is like a mouthful of bursting flavour as the delicate parcel reveals a rich and silky braised lamb.

    The beetroot and lentil ragu adds an earthiness and vibrant colour to the dish, while a drizzling of port wine jus brings all the elements together perfectly.

    Try this dish with the Tamburlaine Cabernet Sauvignon, as its bouquet pairs well with the depth of the dish and the earthy flavours of the beetroot and lentils.

    2015 Tamburlaine

    Cabernet Sauvignon

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Tuesday 9 May

    Feature Dish

    Wagyu Beef Bourguignon

    French cuisine exudes a certain element of class and finesse, making Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar the perfect venue to host today’s dish of the day. Today we showcase a modern, deconstructed take on a French classic, the Wagyu Beef Bourguignon.

    This stunning dish combines slow-cooked wagyu beef cheeks that simply melt in the mouth, alongside a delicate celeriac puree and traditional garnish. A deep traditional burgundy flavour is carried throughout as aromatic vegetables and caramalised onion add an element of pure comfort to the dish. A curl of rich, crispy bacon provides a welcome contrast to the palate and a light char on each element mimics the traditional technique of cooking the stew on coals.

    In true French style, Buvette Executive Chef Fabien Wagnon recommends that you try three bottles of red wine alongside the dish –  so make sure you bring a group of friends! Whether it be the Domaine Du Gros Nore 2014 Mouvedre Blend, Schwarz Wine Co. Meta 2015 Grenache or the local Nick O’Leary Shiraz 2016, you are sure to enjoy this culinary experience!

     

    2015 Schwarz Wine Co. Meta

    Grenache

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Wednesday 10 May

    Feature Dish

    Pineapple Banana Fritters with Rum Caramel

    Venue

    Natural Nine

    Today we visit the new pop-Chinese cuisine of Natural Nine at Casino Canberra for our dish of the day. The innovative and bold restaurant has showcased its indulgent Pineapple Banana Fritters with Rum Caramel.

    This decadent dish is the piece-de-resistance of any sitting at Natural Nine, with its warm crunchy exterior encasing a sinfully sweet, fluffy doughnut with a fruity pineapple and banana surprise inside. Dipped into a delicious boozy rum butterscotch sauce, this is dessert is sure to warm the soul!

    To finish the meal on a high, the guys at Natural Nine recommend pairing the dessert with a Heggies Botrytis Riesling to balance the sweet, sticky decadence of the dish.

    2015 Heggies

    Botrytis Riesling

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Thursday 11 May

    Feature Dish

    Pork Belly

    Venue

    Onred

    Today’s dish of the day comes from one of Canberra’s finest restaurants perched high above the beautiful cityscape and taking pride and place at the peak of Red Hill Lookout. We, of course, are talking about Onred – an inner-south hidden gem that you’ll regret not discovering sooner.

    GourMay is shining a light on its spectacular Pork Belly with currants, pomegranate, coriander and celeriac.

    The pork’s crispy skin top encompasses everything that you’ve come to know and love from this classic cut of succulent meat, but with an Onred twist that takes it next level. Combined on the palate with the rich smoothness of the celeriac and the pops of pomegranate citrus, the taste will leave you feeling loved and oozy inside.

    The sweet bouquet of the currants and pomegranate in this dish match perfectly with Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir, available on the venues extensive wine list.

    Riposte The Dagger

    Pinot Noir

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Friday 12 May

    Feature Dish

    Kingfish Ceviche

    Venue

    Urban Pantry

    Looking out the window at yet another grey, cold Canberra day, we’ve decided to inject some warmer weather feels into today’s dish of the day. Perfect for a light lunch on a gorgeous day, head to Manuka’s Urban Pantry for the Kingfish Ceviche.

    Beautifully presented as a colourful stack of fresh ingredients of chunky avocado, diced tomato and pieces of translucent pink kingfish with a sprinkling of fluorescent orange caviar, this dish shows wholesome and quality produce at its best.

    The kingfish itself is firm, and matches the smooth quality of the avocado perfectly, while its citrusy tang enhances the seafood flavour. A sprinkling of black sesame seeds adds a beautiful colour contrast to the dish and a subtle nutty flavour that pairs well with the meatiness of the kingfish. Tall triangles of toasted crisp-bread balance to the side and are crunchy vehicles for the ceviche while bringing a different texture to the combination.

    Match this dish with a glass or two of the Helm Riesling. The fresh, tropical bouquet heightens the flavour of the dish with a hit of lime to bring out the delicate flavour of the kingfish.

    Helm

    Riesling

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Saturday 13 May

    Feature Dish

    Seasonal Antipasto Plate

    From Capitol Bar & Grill at QT Hotel, today we showcase the perfect Saturday treat, the Seasonal Antipasto Table.

    This cured meat small goods plate is composed of five different cured meats: cacciatore salami, prosciutto, enzo salami, mortadella and chorizo, 18-month-old parmesan and a selection of marinated olives (kalamata, Australian wild lingurain, manzanilla and aberquina). Cured meats are sliced a la minute and mouth-wateringly displayed as the restaurant’s centrepiece.

    The guys at Capitol Bar & Grill recommend enjoying this plate with a glass or two of the Clonakilla Viognier Nouveau 2016 from the Canberra district.

    2016 Clonakilla

    Viognier Nouveau

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Sunday 14 May

    Feature Dish

    Pumpkin Almond Meal Pancakes

    Venue

    Kith + Nosh

    Happy Mother’s Day Canberra! To treat your special mum, today we present the Pumpkin Almond Meal Pancakes from Braddon’s Kith + Nosh.

    This beautiful breakfast is complete with a blueberry drizzle and fresh banana, raw honey and coconut cream. As much of a feast for the eyes as for the belly, this tower of fluffy goodness looks like a guilty pleasure but is actually oh-so-tasty and a healthier alternative to your usual sugar-filled pancakes. The fruits atop provide a delightful balance of zest and sweet, and you’ll be mopping up the remains with every bite.

    To add some extra indulgence match the dish with a Kyoto Joe – a double espresso shot over ice, served with cream to pour.

    Kyoto Joe

    Double Espresso

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Monday 15 May

    Feature Dish

    Bamboo Charcoal Tuna Fish

    Today we are kicking off another week of GourMay with an Indian flavour. Darbar Indian in Braddon showcases something a little left-of-field, the Bamboo Charcoal Tuna Fish.

    The dish is theatrically presented in a glass jar delivered to the table which, once opened, lets out billowing wisps of smoke that reveal crunchy tuna croquettes with a hint of charcoal.

    The croquette mixture is flavoursome, combining traditional Indian flavours with a modern flair. These spices are carefully balanced to ensure that the blend of tuna is still the hero alongside a red-based curry and the smokiness of the charcoal exterior.

    Match this with the Baby Doll Pinot Gris to cleanse the palate between each bite and discover a new, unique spice with each mouthful.

    Baby Doll

    Pinot Gris

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Tuesday 16 May

    Feature Dish

    Crispy Rice Salad

    Braddon favourite Zaab presents a dish that truly encapsulates the essence of Thailand – Crispy Rice Salad.

    The salad is somewhat of a staple of the venue and stunningly served on two large lettuce leaves. Atop the greenery is a whack of sweet and sour flavours that are incredibly more-ish. The combination of the sour cured pork with the crispy fried rice and fresh peanuts is absolutely captivating and a welcome addition to GourMay 2017.

    Match this with the Screaming Zaab cocktail. Encapsulating the full essence of its name, the Screaming Zaab comprises two of the most popular beverages of Thailand; Red Bull and beer. Dubbed the bar’s very own version of a ‘lager-ita’, this fun concoction combines Espolon Blanco tequila, grapefruit, kaffir lime, agave, chilli, Red Bull and Beer Chang.

    Creatively using the small Red Bull bottles direct from Thailand, the Red Bull slowly releases into the drink to disperse the perfect amount of energy drink through the mix as you go – so don’t pull out the bottle!

    Screaming Zaab

    Cocktail

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Wednesday 17 May

    Feature Dish

    Smoked Trout Betel Leaves

    Venue

    The Pedlar

    Every great meal starts with a delectable entree and nothing screams flavour and intricacy like the Smoked Trout Betel Leaves from The Pedlar in Campbell.

    These tasty morsels combine a myriad of textures on the palate and are an innovative, modern take on the traditional Thai bites by adding the indulgent elements of smoked trout and mango into the mix. Encased in the delicate betel leaf is smoked trout, green mango, coconut, kaffir lime and chilli. The element of crispy fried onion atop adds a delightful crunch and contrast while the nahm jim dressing packages every ingredient together nicely.

    For the full culinary experience, carefully wrap the contents in the leaf and bite into it all at once to get a bit of everything.

    Complement this explosion of flavour with the Snake & Herring ‘Tough Love’ Chardonnay. The citrus notes of the wine match perfectly with the trout and heighten the intensity of flavours with each bite.

    Snake & Herring Tough Love

    Chardonnay

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Thursday 18 May

    Feature Dish

    Pan Fried Scallops

    Today we highlight the Pan Fried Scallops at Atrium Bar & Restaurant at Pavillion on Northbourne.

    The perfectly seared scallops are paired with rhubarb compote, salted celery, pickled ginger and grilled halloumi to create an explosion of flavours and textures once combined on the palate.

    This dish is a bevvy of finesse and fine flavours, sure to have you coming back for more. The scallops make for the perfect entree and simply melt in the mouth. The contrast of the fruit, salty vegetables and cheese incorporated with the scallops are a delightful and unique surprise. But the star of the dish would have to be its stunning presentation – commanding your attention as soon as it’s brought to the table.

    Bring the flavours together with a glass or two of the local Nic O’Leary Riesling.

    Nick O'Leary

    Riesling

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Friday 19 May

    Feature Dish

    Rotisserie Suckling Pig

    Venue

    Duxton

    As we approach the weekend it’s time to loosen our belts and make room for the Duxton’s Rotisserie Suckling Pig. Make sure to bring some friends along to tackle this massive platter of pure deliciousness.

    This gorgeous dish is presented with an interesting take on the traditional crackling. Using a cooking technique called chicharron, the pork skin is boiled and then deep fried to create this awesome (and tasty) translucent, crackly finish.

    The succulent pork is drizzled with a traditional gravy, offset by a sour salsa verde. Combine this with some roasted carrots and a creamy crushed potato and you have the perfect Friday night out sorted!

    For the full experience, be sure to order the Choc Apple Pie Cocktail. As we all know, apple and pork are a match made in heaven, and the Duxton combines this with Crème De Cacao, vanilla vodka and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, for not only a taste explosion but also an autumn warmer!

    Choc Apple Pie

    Cocktail

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Saturday 20 May

    Feature Dish

    High Tea

    As we welcome the weekend, GourMay showcases the delectable High Tea on the Burbury Terrace. The three-tier platter combines a delicious array of bite-sized savoury and sweet treats.

    The savoury tier includes a selection of prawn and chive and smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches, as well as creamy chicken waldorf wraps.

    Nothing says high tea like scones, and the Burbury’s stellar scones with jam and cream certainly do not disappoint. Mixing a classic buttermilk base with a sprinkling of orange zest and cranberries, these were a welcome treat with lashings of house-made preserves and cream.

    Now for the pièce de résistance: the top layer of sweet treats.  This tier is complete with strawberry macaroons, Paris-Brest éclair, passionfruit profiterole, chocolate mousse cup, miniature berry pavlova, and a chocolate tart with a gooey caramel centre and a strawberry marshmallow on top.

    To make your Burbury High Tea the ultimate culinary treat, be sure to order a flute of Piper-Heidsieck champagne.

    Piper-Heidsieck

    Champagne

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Sunday 21 May

    Feature Dish

    Chilli Fish

    Venue

    Baan Latsamy

    Today GourMay shines the spotlight on a Manuka favourite, Baan Latsamy, and its delicious Chilli Fish.

    The Chilli Fish dish combines a deep fried whole baby snapper with a hot tamarind sauce that glistens on the plate.

    The sauce highlights the sweet elements of the chilli which is further reinforced by the delightful heat. A traditional side of sticky rice sops up the juice to ensure you savour every last drop of the tamarind sauce.

    Match this dish with the local Mount Majura Chardonnay. With a corkage fee of $2.50 why not have two bottles?

     

    Mount Majura

    Chardonnay

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Monday 22 May

    Feature Dish

    Strawberries and Cream Hotcake

    A stand-out on the Double Shot Deakin menu is the Strawberries and Cream Hotcake, served in a mini skillet with fresh strawberries, berry sorbet, rose white chocolate, vanilla cream and macadamia.

    This guaranteed scrumptious feed will have you coming back for more with every spoonful. The fluffy thick cake base is a hearty alternative to the classic pancakes we all know and love, and the tower of nuts, berries and chocolate looks almost too good to dig in.

    Make sure you snap up this Instagram-worthy dish before drenching it in the vanilla cream!

    To fully indulge in the breakfast experience, pair the hotcake with the Purify Cold Pressed Juice – a refreshing accompaniment to any dish, made with green apple, kale, spinach, celery, lemon and cucumber.

    Purify

    Cold Pressed Juice

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Tuesday 23 May

    Feature Dish

    Beef Short Ribs

    Venue

    AKIBA

    On a cold, gloomy Canberra Tuesday, nothing beats the comfort of the classic Beef Short Ribs at AKIBA.

    The deep brown, caramelised colour of the Beef Short Ribs speaks to the richness of the dish. The beef rib has taken hours to prepare, after sealing off flavours in a special flamer and braising for a long time at a low temperature in a flavourful master stock.

    The result is a meltingly tender rib that has created a rich, gelatinous sauce, the perfect fold for a tamarind sauce to cut through the unctuous qualities of the beef. An arrangement of fresh Asian herbs on top gives the meal a punch of colour and deepens the flavour.

    For the full Japanese experience, match the dish with a glass of Junmai Genmai Zake (saké). With notes of honey and spices, this perfectly complements the caramelised flavour of the dish.

    Junmai Genmai Zake

    Saké

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Wednesday 24 May

    Feature Dish

    Oven roasted chicken

    Today we showcase the tasty Oven Roasted Chicken at Stock Kitchen & Bar at the Mantra on Northbourne.

    This hidden gem serves up the perfect winter warmer in this succulent dish. The tender, juicy chicken has been roasted to perfection and paired with warm sweet corn, char grilled capsicum, Persian feta and quinoa.

    The hero of the dish is the generous smear of roast garlic aioli – the roasted garlic adds a sweet smoky flavour to the condiment that really sets off the dish.

    For the full GourMay experience be sure to match the dish with a glass or two of the Opawa Sauvignon Blanc.

    Opawa

    Sauvignon Blanc

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Thursday 25 May

    Feature Dish

    Confit Duck Maryland

    Our GourMay dish of the day is this week’s feature dish at Column Restaurant at the National Press Club.

    The Confit Duck Maryland combines the rich smoky flavours of Pialligo bacon, chorizo and herb bean cassoulet with a red currant jus.

    To add a unique, indulgent element to the creation, the chefs at Columns have paired the duck with champagne-poached lobster kohlrabi slaw, shaved Mount Majura truffle and a beautiful array of flowers.

    For the full culinary experience, match this dish with a glass of Lark Hill Pinot Noir.

    Lark Hill

    Pinot Noir

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Friday 26 May

    Feature Dish

    Autumn Crumble

    Venue

    Jones & Co.

    To finish off the working week, GourMay is taking a trip to Kingston favourite Jones & Co to savour its indulgent Autumn Crumble.

    A sweet and warm dessert is just the ticket on a cold Canberra night! The Autumn Crumble is not your average nana’s Sunday special, instead, a poached pear sits tall at the centre of the dish covered in a granola and pistachio crumb with a side of chai crème patissiere, powdered honeycomb and a generous serving of vanilla bean ice-cream.

    Match this with a glass of Chardonnay to cut through the sweetness of the dish and cleanse the palate after each mouthful.

    Mount Majura

    Chardonnay

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Saturday 27 May

    Feature Dish

    Bicicletta Pizza & Aperol Spritz Class

    Venue

    Bicicletta

    OutInCanberra and Bicicletta are pleased to present a GourMay pizza and Aperol Spritz class. GourMay is all about inspiring locals to get out, try new things and have fun in the process!

    For this event we want you to get a group of friends together to have some fun, eat some pizza, sip on a spritz and meet some like-minded locals!

    When you arrive the friendly Bicicletta hosts will divide ticket holders into two groups of 20 – one group will make pizza whilst the other learns how to pour a spritz, then you switch and have the opportunity to mingle and enjoy your delicious hard work!

    This is an exclusive event priced at $40 per person, plus a $2 booking fee.

    There are only 40 places available so get in quick to avoid disappointment.

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE NOW

    Aperol

    Aperitif

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Sunday 28 May

    Feature Dish

    Atlantic Salmon

    Today GourMay highlights the delicious Atlantic Salmon from EQ Cafe and Lounge.

    EQ’s Atlantic Salmon comes grilled with a crispy skin top and served with a finely milled pea puree, shaved fennel and parsley salad with pomegranate dressing that’s made in-house.

    Perfect for a light lunch, this dish is a simply scrumptious, flavoursome and satisfying. For the full culinary experience be sure to match the dish with a glass or two of the Nic O’Leary Riesling.

    Nick O'Leary

    Riesling

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Monday 29 May

    Feature Dish

    Deli Tasting Board

    Nothing says luxury quite like a board of quality meat, and nobody does luxurious cuts quite like the guys at Braddon’s Marble & Grain.

    Today we present The Butchers Board. This is an ideal platter for two or three people who aren’t afraid of food envy. One butcher’s board gives you an almost dizzying selection of meaty goods. Juicy venison sausage sits beside black sausage stuffed capsicum whose sweetness is imparted on the rich filling. A whole slow roasted onion is soft onion filled with intensely spiced chorizo offset by the sweet onion.

    A row of ribs slow braised for five hours are splayed across the board, and seared flat iron steak, grilled to perfection with a crunchy exterior and the medium-rare middle is wonderful smeared with marrow and a drizzle of red wine jus from the copper pot sitting in the centre of the board.

    For the full culinary experience, be sure to match the tasting board with a glass or two of the Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz.

    Clonakilla Hilltops

    Shiraz

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Tuesday 30 May

    Feature Dish

    Spaghetti Alle Vongole

    Today GourMay showcases the popular Locale Pizzeria dish Spaghetti Alle Vongole, complete with notes of white wine, garlic, vongole, chilli, parsley.

    This traditional Italian dish boasts perfectly cooked clams that are delicately tossed through light ribbons of spaghetti, showcasing subtle flavours that all miraculously combine to pack a big flavoursome punch.

    To accentuate the notes of white wine and chilli in the dish, match the Spaghetti Alle Vongole with a glass of the Monte Tondo ‘Mito’ Soave.

    Monte Tondo 'Mito'

    Soave

    Wine Match
  • Whats on today

    Wednesday 31 May

    Feature Dish

    Pig and Fig Salad

    It has been an amazing month of Canberra dishes and today for our last dish of GourMay we present the Pig and Fig Salad at Gryphons Caffe and Bar.

    Beautifully presented with lots to love and care, the Pig and Fig Salad is a standout on the salad menu. A wonderful combination of seared prosciutto, baked ricotta, fresh figs, mesclun salad and candied walnuts, the dish is complete with a tantalising drizzle of citrus maple dressing and a sprinkle of delightful micro herbs.

    For the full experience be sure to match this dish with a glass or two of rosé, we have chosen the Lerida Estate Pinot Rosé for this particular dish.

    Lerida Estate

    Pinot Rosé

    Wine Match
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    GourMay presents

    BICICLETTA PIZZA AND APEROL SPRITZ CLASS

    Saturday

    27th

    OutInCanberra and Bicicletta are pleased to present a GourMay pizza and Aperol Spritz class. GourMay is all about inspiring locals to get out, try new things and have fun in the process...

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    Coming soon

    Ticket sales for this GourMay event will be released very soon! This event could be anything from a delicious degustation to a one-night-only experience, so stay tuned to get involved in the celebration.

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