Cork's 'n' Forks - December

Dear Members,

I’m pleased to report our ‘Festa Italiana’ on 19 November was a roaring success, with 39 members and guests enjoying some great Italian food and matching Italian wines. My favourite combination was the main course of sumac spiced deboned spatchcock, potato fondant, petit cranberry, walnut, blood orange and fresh herb salad with rosewater vinaigrette matched with Poggerino Chianti Classico 2019 from Tuscany and Girolamo Russo A Rina Etna Rosso 2019 from Sicily.


However my favourite wine of the night, supported by many other, was the Pietradolce Etna Bianco 2019, a beautiful white wine again from the slopes of Mt Etna in Sicily, which was lovely when drunk alone and was a perfect match for the entrée of filled arancini della nonna globes and baked field mushrooms filled with Italian ricotta and crab meat.

Apart from the overall camaraderie, good fun and laughter that come with members and their guests being out and enjoying themselves, the other highlight was the fun involved in giving away the 2 lucky draw prizes the Club kindly donated. The 2 winners of the gift packs, which included our latest Corks ‘n’ Forker known simply as ‘RACA-ROO’, were Julie Gillian and Jane Thorpe.

Well that's all from Corks ‘n Forks this year folks! We’ll be back in 2022 with our calendar of events, which next year will include a collaborative Champagne Dinner hosted by the Australian Chapter of the Confrerie du Sabre D’or in Champagne.

My thanks to the many of you who attended our events in 2021, to everyone at the Club who helped us put them on, and to my fellow committee members for all their help throughout what has proven to be an interesting and tricky year.

Have a healthy, safe, relaxing and enjoyable Festive Season!

 

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