The Merchant’s Feast At Carlton Wine Room


March 2019

When /

Wednesday, 20th March

Where /

Carlton Wine Room

Getting two of Australia’s best and busiest wine importers into one room for a night is about as difficult as it sounds. We’ve done it,” says Travis Howe, Good Food Guide Sommelier of the Year 2018 & booze guru at Carlton Wine Room.

CellarHand’s Patrick Walsh and Bibendum head honcho Robert Walters are going head to head at this Melbourne Food & Wine Festival dinner. Each have chosen wines that inspire them, but they don’t personally import. 

$235pp includes a carefully curated feast, wines that’ll move you and a head-to-head like no other.

Tickets are extremely limited for this intimate event, to insure your spot click here.


Anchovy, fried bread, ricotta, red onion
Shishito peppers, whipped cod roe, salmon caviar
Duck & pork croquette, prune vinegar
J. Prévost ‘Les Beguines’ NV (LC 16) Champagne, France (Patrick Walsh)
Jacquesson ‘Cuvee 741’ NV Champagne, France (Rob Walters)

Zucchini salad, sesame dressing, chickpeas, chilli oil
Ox heart tomatoes, anchovy dressing, ricotta, pangrattato
Smoked duck & pickled cherry salad
2015 Ökonomierat Rebholz ‘Sonnenburg’ Grosses Gewächs Riesling Pfalz, Germany (PW)
2016 Pierre Gonon ‘Les Oliviers’ St Joseph Blanc Marsanne/Roussanne Northern Rhone Valley, France (RW)

O’Connor 1kg Rib Eye
Fried potatoes
Cosberg salad, honey dressing
2017 Tenuta Aglaea Etna Rosso Nerello Mascalese Sicily, Italy (PW)
2012 Clos Rougeard Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc  Loire Valley, France (RW)

Firstkönig cheese, baguette, quince paste
2017 Bass Phillip ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir Gippsland, VIC (PW)
2017 Bindi ‘Original Vineyard’ Pinot Noir Macedon, VIC (RW)