Winemaker's Dinners at the French Saloon

Wine Dinner

Next Available: Tue, 30 Nov 7:00PM (AEDT)
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3 hours
Over 100 people have attended this class


Ian Curley's food is much loved for its accessible approach and simple philosophy – he cooks the food he loves to eat, across all cuisines. His signature style, however, is European fare of the highest quality, with classic French underpinnings – a legacy from the rigorous training he received early in his career in the kitchens of London.

Winemaker’s Dinners at The French Saloon feature four courses and eight wines (two vintages with each course).

Classes are capped at 16 participants allowing for maximum interaction between guests and the featured winemaker all around one table.

A unique opportunity to explore the winemaker’s art and philosophy.

Scheduled Dinners

Wantirna Estate with Maryann Egan November 25th (fully booked)

Jasper Hill with Ron Laughton November 30th

Curly Flat with Matt Harrop December 9th (fully booked)

Golden Ball with James McLaurin February 10th

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What you will learn

  • Food and wine matching
  • Regional characteristics
  • Aged wine characteristics

What you will get

  • A fabulous dining experience
  • High end artisan wines and a four course menu prepared my master chef Ian Curley
  • The opportunity to interact with others who share a common interest

What to bring

  • A passion to learn
  • A smile and an open mind

What to wear

Smart Casual

Appropriate for

All ages

Fine Wine Appreciation - passionate, independent wine education

Fine Wine Appreciation has been running for over 15 years in Melbourne, conducted by respected wine expert Matthew Hansen. As a highly acclaimed professional chef and educator, Matthew’s personable style and passionate approach ensures all those with a love of fine wine will benefit from his unique and insightful perspectives. 

Most importantly, Matthew is Melbourne’s only completely independent educator, and not affiliated with any specific wineries, wine merchant or makers – all wines featured in his courses are offered on merit alone. Fine Wine Appreciation does not accept industry favours, and does not sell wine to participants.

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5.0 (10 reviews)
27 November 2021Winemaker's Dinners at the French Saloon
Great wine and great to be out again
25 November 2021Winemaker's Dinners at the French Saloon
The Wantirna dinner is always great- great food , fantastic wines and with his natural talent at engaging everyone, another great night organized by Matthew. The beef course matched with the Amelia was a standout regarding food and wine match.
20 May 2021Winemaker's Dinners at the French Saloon
Golden Ball! What a discovery! The food was excellent and the wine even better. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next time.
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Refund Policy

As places are very limited we do not offer refunds. If by chance you are unable to attend you are welcome to send another person/s in your place.

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