I can’t tell you how long it’s been since I dolled up on a Sunday evening and headed out for a Sunday session.
Back in my uni days we’d party five nights a week, and the Sunday sesh was always a given. When DGPR invited me to the first Food and Friends at The Brisbane Hotel last weekend, I couldn’t say no. And I’m so glad I went, I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed a Sunday afternoon wine.
It had been a very long time since I’d been to the iconic Beaufort Street hang, and it’s looking snazzy as ever. The event was held in the bar overlooking the outdoor decking area, and various Perth bloggers and session-goers enjoyed sampling delicious cheese by Simon Johnson (available in Subiaco) and hand picked wines by The Brisbane’s resident wine conisour Paul Maley.
I can’t tell you how much I love cheese. On a recent trip to Denmark E and I consumed cheese for every meal. We were lucky enough to sample the Saint Agur (a sharp blue), Fromager d’Affinois (silky and creamy) and the Cabot Clothbound Cheddar (not your average cheddar) and even though it was a very hard decision to make, my favourite had to the be the blue. To be honest I just wanted to pick up the entire wedge and shove it in my mouth, but that’s not really lady like, is it?
I’m normally a sweet wine fan, but on this particular evening I couldn’t go past the A. Mano Fiano Greco . The Italian wine was lovely and crisp, without leaving that sour, dry taste in your mouth. Paul was very knowledgeable and it was very interesting to hear a little bit about the wine before sampling it, instead of just chugging it down.
The Brisbane is the perfect Sunday evening spot, so grab your girls and guys and get on down. Thanks to DRPG, Paul and Simon Johnson for a lovely evening. I’m off to buy some cheese.
What is your go-to wine of choice?