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ANNATA CHRISTMAS FEAST

By | Events, Special Menu

The weather outside is frightful 

but the wine and food delightful 

there’s only one place to go… 

….ok the last line won’t rhyme, but you’ve got to go to Annata for our Christmas Feast on Saturday, 21 December

Book now

Get into the Christmas spirit by joining us for our annual Christmas degustation on Saturday, 21 December.

$99 per head for a sumptuous menu developed by our Head Chef, Jordon Garcia. And Christian has stocked up the wine rack with a range of delicious wines to perfectly complement the meal.

Here’s our mouth-watering festive menu:

Starter:   Potato bread with spinach dip

Snacks:  Prawn toast and cocktail sauce
Mortadella and grissini
Compressed melon with bonito flake

Courses: Hand minced tuna, watermelon, tomato jelly, tapioca
Pumpkin pie
Rolled corn fed chicken, mole blanca, caramelised white chocolate, mushrooms
Christmas ham with traditional and non-traditional condiments
– Cherry sauce, hot mustard, pomme galette
– Yuzu kosho, glutinous black rice, kimchi

Desserts: Charcoal pavlova and mango
Christmas baba

Final:        Bon Bon with petit fours

Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking.

Tempted?  Book now.

What:  Annata’s Annual Christmas Feast

When:   Saturday, 21 December, 2019

Where:   Annata – 69 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest

Cost:       $99 per head with option of matched wines.

Let us know, let us know, let us know!

Melbourne Cup Lunch

By | Drinks, Events, Special Menu

Melbourne Cup Lunch – 5 November

We’d love to host your Melbourne Cup festivities this year, with fantastic food and drink options that will celebrate the ‘Race that stops the nation’ in perfect gastronomic style.

This year, we are excited to introduce our guests to the Champagne House of Bonnaire.

Select our $99 per head option which includes a delicious canape service, main course and dessert, plus a glass of Bonnaire’s Grower’s Champagne on arrival.

Or, add a drinks package for an extra $55 per head, which includes selected sparkling wine, wine and beer served from your arrival until the Melbourne Cup race has been run.

Or, select our ‘Get To Know Bonnaire’ offer for an additional $145 per head*, we will keep you topped up with Champagne Bonnaire from your arrival until the race.

If you have not yet had the pleasure of being introduced to Champagne Bonnaire, here’s what Richard Juhlin of 4000 Champagnes had to say about it…

“Bonnaire makes textbook Cramant for the sensualist. My private cellar is full of Bonnaire.”

Located in Cramant in the Côte de Blancs to the south of Epernay the Bonnaire family own some of the very best sites of Cramant making a range of beautifully precise blanc de blanc and Chardonnay predominant Champagnes. Bonnaire

use only their own estate-grown fruit from 100% Grand cru rated vineyards in Cramant and Cuis and Oiry together with small holdings in the Marne Valley and Bergeres-les-Vertus for a little Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier to craft their small range of crystalline pure champagnes.

Tempted?  Book now.

What:  Melbourne Cup lunch

When: Tuesday, 5 November from 11:30 am

Where: Annata – 69 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest

Cost:   Option 1: $99 per head – food and a glass of Champagne on arrival.

Option 2: $144 per head – food, sparkling wine, wine and beer.

Option 3: $244 per head – food and bottomless Champagne Bonnaire.

Crows Nest Festival

By | Drinks, Events, Special Menu

Crows Nest Festival – 20 October

Join in the fun of the Crows Nest Festival on Sunday, 20 October.

The Annata kitchen will be pumping out creative toasted treats as part of our ‘Toastie Experiment’, whilst you relax with a cold one…or a coffee.

We will be open from 11:30 am.

Annata is celebrating its fourth Birthday!

By | Drinks, Events, Promotion

Annata is celebrating its 4th Birthday!

On Thursday 14 November, we will be celebrating Annata’s fourth birthday! We only get to do what we love thanks to the great support of our regulars and the constant stream of new guests who discover us for the first time!

The party will take place on 14 November, so why not join us for our celebratory dinner!

For only $99 per head, our 5 course set menu with a glass of champagne on arrival this event is one not to miss.

BOOK NOW

If you love Shiraz, you’ll not want to miss this special dinner!

By | Events, Special Menu

Meet the Winemaker dinner – 29 August

We are excited to be introducing Stephen Cook from Barossa Valley-based Eisenstone. Stephen will join us to discuss his passion for Barossa Shiraz, his philosophy around his brand and his focus on the sub-regions of the Barossa.

Eisenstone kicked some serious goals in its debut appearance at the 20/20 Halliday Awards held recently in Melbourne….

• Top 10 best new winery – 5 Stars
• 96 points – 2014 Eisenstone Greenock Shiraz
• 95 points – 2016 Eisenstone Ebenezer Shiraz
• 95 points – 2015 Eisenstone Seppeltsfield Shiraz
• 94 points – 2015 Eisenstone Greenock Shiraz

Want to try these wines? Then join us on 29 August where we will be serving these wines plus a preview of the 2017 Eisenstone Marananga Shiraz which is yet to be released.

What: Meet the Winemaker dinner – Stephen Cook from Eisenstone
When: Thursday, 29 August, 7:00 pm
Where: Annata – 69 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest
Cost: $125 per person, includes a delicious 5-course meal with matching Eisenstone Shiraz wine.

What’s Your Beef?

By | Events, Special Menu

If you love beef, you won’t want to miss this!

 

We are very excited to showcase the best of Australian beef at our first Producer dinner. On 8 August, our head Chef, Daniel Webb, will be joined by Origin Meat’s Sophie McNaught-Lee, where they will take guests on a gastronomical journey of discovery. Christian and his team will be ready with the perfect wine pairing suggestions. Book now to ensure you secure a seat at the table.

 

What:   Origin Meat Producer Dinner

When:  Thursday, 8 August, 7:00 pm

Where: Annata – 69 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest

Cost:    $95 pp – 5 courses

Annata’s wine list awarded ‘3 Wine Glass’ rating

By | News

23 July 2019

Gourmet Traveller WINE ‘Wine List of the Year Awards’

Annata’s wine list received the highest ‘wine glass’ rating at last night’s Gourmet Traveller WINE ‘Wine List of the Year Awards’. In giving Annata this accolade, the judges said our wine list:

“Pushes the boundaries by exploring a wide range of avant grade producers from all corners of the world. Sustainability and minimal intervention are key issues in this challenging offering. The list by the glass offers a way into the collection for those unfamiliar with what’s on offer.”

Christian Blair, our wine list curator, has a keen interest in uncovering quality gems from around the world, to keep our offer fresh and interesting.

So, pull a seat up at the bar, peruse our wine list or have Christian and his team suggest something new to try. We also have delicious bites you can enjoy with your wine. Find your new favourite!