This past Sunday, a small group of people braved some interesting weather to take part in Bendigo’s Beer vs Wine event at Nimbus Rooftop. A sunny day would no doubt have been nicer, but throughout the course of the day, it was only briefly that guests needed to move to more adequate cover.
Little could dampen the spirits of those who attended though. By all accounts a fun, enjoyable day was had by everyone. Nimbus Rooftop prepared a fantastic six-course menu. Bendigo Beer and Bendigo Winegrowers Association paired dishes with a broad, diverse range of beer and wine from the region.
The end result was a victory for Bendigo’s wine, but the real winners were those who attended. Bendigo Beer are looking forward to the next Beer vs Wine event in 2021.
Menu and Matchings
Goats cheese (holy goat) and roasted pear tart
Tooborac ‘Stonemasons’ Pale Ale
Lome 2019 Roussanne
Lamb noisette, fetta mint and peas.
Black Wallaby ‘Madelyn’ 2017 Sparkling Rose
Pan fried scallops with cauliflower(puree, pickled and roasted)
40 Acres ‘Till The Cows Come Home’ Session IPA
Belardent Picpoul de Pinet
Chilli caramel pork belly sweet and sour herb salad
Palling Bros ‘Rood Henry’s Brewhouse Series’ IPA
Connor Park 2006 Riesling
Coffee cured duck breast, orange and rosemary roasted kipflers
Shedshaker Belgian Dubbel
Burnt Acre 2018 ‘The Ants Pants’ Shiraz Grenache
Peanut butter jelly ice cream cookie sandwich
Buller Fine Old Topaque