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.
Jasper Hill with Ron Laughton 7pm Friday November 27th. (fully booked)
Curly Flat with Matt Harrop 7pm Thursday December 10th (fully booked)
Wantirna Estate with Maryann Egan Thursday February 18th (fully booked)
- Food and wine matching
- Regional characteristics
- Aged wine characteristics
- 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
- A passion to learn
- A smile and an open mind
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.