The shortest day approaches and with it the stillness of Winter.
Seeds lie dormant metabolising at low levels, photosynthesis slows, respiration slows, growth stops and waits for spring.
Heavy autumn rains have meant greens are harder to come by and growth is slow.
Winter fare is more substantial and warming. Friday and Saturday nights feature, Fennel seed Porchetta and Goat pizza is back. Our woodfired "Bostock" organic free range chicken, crispy and golden from the oven calls. Mount Eliza unpasteurised farmhouse cheddar is served with a raw Ballarat apple chutney and a parsley poppy seed biscotti the perfect way to end a meal.
Warming reds from Central Otago to Sicily via California, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Barbera d'Alba, Nerello,Cabernet Merlot, Primitivo,or Petite Sirah, warming and luscious.
As always all wines by the glass, carafe and bottle.