Moroccan Nights Wine Feast at Imbibe Wine Bar – July 2, 2016


Moroccan Nights WIne Feast

Moroccan Nights Wine Feast at Imbibe on July 2, 2016

Melissa Birthday Party at Imbibe

This was our second Moroccan Nights Wine Feast Event at Imbibe with the same theme but with different wines.

This would also have to be the easiest event to fill up as it was booked out by David Buchler, owner of Budapest Restaurant & Palinka Bar in Elsternwick.

He happened to book out the entire event as it was his wife, Melissa’s birthday. Happy birthday Melissa! I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends.

It looked like everyone was having a great time and enjoyed the Moroccan food & international wine.

The Venue – Imbibe

Imbibe is a small & intimate bar that is a very popular place for locals in The Port Melbourne area and they also hold many different wine tastings & other events there.


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The Staff

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The Moroccan Menu

First Shared Course
Mt Zero Olives warmed with preserved lemon
Roasted carrot, Yoghurt Mint and Caraway Seeds dip with flat bread
Smashed Pea and feta dip with flat bread
Beef Filo Cigar

Second Shared Course
Chicken Meatballs in a Roasted Tomato Tagine topped with Minted Yoghurt and flat bread

Third Shared Course
Spiced Salmon with Roasted Smashed Cauliflower and a Preserved Lemon Spinach with Garlic Harissa Oil

Fourth Shared Course
Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Pomegrante Mint and Labna, Vegetable Rice Pilaf with Toasted Almonds, Grilled Capsicum and Tomato Salad.


Orange Blossum Sticky Date Pudding with Cinnamon Ice Cream.


Photos of the Food


Photos of the Wine

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2015 Bellvale Pinot Grigio (Gippsland, VIC)

The wine is well balanced with good acidity. There are subtle subdued flavours and good length.

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2014 Font du Vent Côtes du Rhône Rouge (France)

 Note: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 5% Carignan. A great juicy offering from the team at Font de Michelle. Salami, blackberry, cherry, black olive, and pepper on the nose.

The palate has a lot of blackberry, plus some sour cherry, black tea, and spice. The finish packs a big helping of chocolate flavour.

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2005 Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar Red (Lebanon)

 Very close to wow and greatness! Balanced, fruity, lightly bretty and appealing nose.

On the palate, this wine is superbly well knit to be an everyday drinker extraordinaire.

Fine fruit, racing acids, tannin and a hint of brett to give it gravitas and personality.

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2011 Alain Graillot Syrocco Syrah (Morocco)

 The new vintage of Alain Graillot’s elegant, juicy Syrocco Syrah from Morocco. Great to find a Moroccan wine.

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Campbells NV Topaque (Rutherglen, VIC) 375ml 17.5% ALC/VOL

 Deep, brilliant old gold. Lifted toffee, honey and cold tea characters combine to produce the unique character of Rutherglen Topaque.

Toffee and tealeaf characters predominate on the front of the palate with a cleansing hint of spirit and old oak on the finish.


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Photos of the party



Cheers Happy Snaps

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I would like to thank Matthew Peck, owner of Imbibe and his staff for their assistance as well as Bela Rice for speaking about the wines and everyone else behind the scenes to make our Moroccan Nights Wine Feast a successful one.


and finally everyone who attended the event…… Phoenix is ok……. 🙂

My cat Phoenix



Happy birthday again Melissa




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