• Rob Smith with Scott and Michelle Tait

    Rob Smith with Scott and Michelle Tait

  • Kate Hibbverson, Julia O'Keefe and Mel Hodges

    Kate Hibbverson, Julia O'Keefe and Mel Hodges

  • ...tartare of Tasmanian salmon with baby capers and slow roasted tomato.......

    ...tartare of Tasmanian salmon with baby capers and slow roasted tomato.......

  • ready...at the pass.

    ready...at the pass.

  • Stephen Ponder and Bronwyn Ibbotson

    Stephen Ponder and Bronwyn Ibbotson

  • James Morrison and Wendy Spencer

    James Morrison and Wendy Spencer

  • Brent Johnston, Jack Gould, Brendan Hodges and Sam Death

    Brent Johnston, Jack Gould, Brendan Hodges and Sam Death

  • Brian O'Connor, Lance Emerson and Martin Gordon

    Brian O'Connor, Lance Emerson and Martin Gordon

  • Danny Tosolini and Carlo Tosolini

    Danny Tosolini and Carlo Tosolini

  • Geraldine Capezio and Tanya Tosolini

    Geraldine Capezio and Tanya Tosolini

  • Alan Hastings, Don Capezio and Michael Papandrea

    Alan Hastings, Don Capezio and Michael Papandrea

  • Lucy Capezio and Jan Hastings

    Lucy Capezio and Jan Hastings

  • Head Chef Peter Spencer

    Head Chef Peter Spencer

Mount Majura Wine Dinner @ Tosolinis

5 August 2014

Choices for eating out in Canberra – and the surrounding district – have grown exponentially and faster than most of our stomachs are able to cope with. When faced with too much choice we revert to a default position and stick to the familiar favourites which are usually a place where they know your name.
 

Though a lifestyle that gives you the opportunity to dine out often usually ends up with a hankering for a boiled egg and soldiers of toast while rarely eating out for whatever reason is a deprivation of sorts! The pleasure of food, experiencing different cuisines and enjoying the company of friends when indulging is a pleasure to recommend. And at one of our long established inner city eateries that pleasure was on show when Tosolinis on London Circuit hosted the Mount Majura Wine Dinner.
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Lots of good friends made up the long tables. All ages enjoyed the careful selection of food and wine and the ever smooth running of this experienced kitchen made for a night to forget it was mid-winter, freezing cold and having to draw straws for the ever mindful aspect of who was driving restricted some fabulous wines to just sipping. 
Head chef Peter Spencer had a good cross section of Mout Majura favourites to match for his menu selection with a welcome kick form the sparkling chardonnay pinot noir ‘The Silurian ‘ to get the evening started.

 A scallop with Jerusalem artichoke puree and a pinot gris were made for each other, and the risotto alla Milanese with a chardonnay a great combination but the slow roasted beef cheek with Tuscan ragu and the tempranillo were a robust and rib sticking unctuous deliciousness where imagining dinner under the stars in Luca were revisited. Italy has given us so much to celebrate with their cuisine and culture, the Tosolinis team know just how to bring it all together.