Pialligo Estate are running a series of events, from the 1st to the 31st of July, around the theme The Butcher, The Baker and The Merrymaker. The idea is to capture the essence of the Northern Hemisphere, complete with all the trimmings of a European Christmas – think Glühwein, Schnapps, Christmas pudding, glazed ham and fine wine. In the words of Charlie Costelloe, Pialligo Estate’s general manager, “Canberrans tend to hibernate during our colder months. So we’re taking inspiration from the Northern Hemisphere tradition of celebrating winter, showing off the very best warming dishes, drinks and produce in events that will excite the tastebuds.”
Last night I was invited to attend a little taster of what is to come in July. Oh my goodness, the spread was as beautiful as it was tasty!
The festivities kick off with a Midwinter Christmas Feast. The picture above is a good indication of the festive feast you can expect. What it doesn’t show is the live music, open fireplaces and beautiful surrounds that only add to the ambiance. In addition to that James Madden from Flinder’s Island Meat and Michael Kay from Cape Grim Beef will conduct master classes educating us in all things meat, from carving up lamb to the differences between the cuts of meat and the benefits of each cut. Kirsty will share her perfect pudding secrets and Pact Beer will show you how to match beer to meal. If you love food, Pialligo Estate is the place to be in July!
Pialligo Estate is located at 18 Kallaroo Rd, Pialligo in the Australian Capital Territory. They pride themselves on their seasonal menu which brings together the best produce from local artisan food producers who practice sustainable farming. Pialligo Estate also have their own farm, olive grove and vineyard, not to mention their hatted Farmhouse Restaurant!