Winemaker's Dinners at the French Saloon

Wine Dinner

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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.

Due to the current situation all winemakers dinners have been postponed until further notice. 

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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

Vendor since 2015

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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Refund & Cancellation 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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08 July 2020 • Winemaker's Dinners at the French Saloon

Another great evening held in a rustic dining room sharing great food, wine and stories with a small group of passionate wine and food lovers!


04 February 2020 • Winemaker's Dinners at the French Saloon

This is my second wine dinner and it was every bit as enjoyable as the first one. This time, I really appreciated being able to chat with the Curly Flat winery owner informally and knowing the background of the winery somehow made the wines even more attractive! The food (especially the duck) was excellent. I am definitely looking forward to the next dinner!


15 December 2019 • Winemaker's Dinners at the French Saloon

The food and wine were excellent. For me, the highlight was the winemaker who had very interesting and entertaining anecdotes about his products. It was a very convivial and educational night. I’m looking forward to the next event.

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