Duck & Pinot Wine Dinner at Davids in Prahran – April 7, 2016



We had a very enjoyable and tasty Pinot & Duck wine dinner event at Davids in Prahran.

The food was delicious as we all enjoyed a three course Duck inspired meal and some lovely Pinot Noir.

The service was great from the staff at Davids and we look forward to holding some more events there soon.

Our attendees were treated to a mouth watering three course meal matched with 7 boutique pinot noir wines
selected by Top Australian Wines.

We have also arranged for a wine expert, Bela Rice, to be there to guide you through the food and wine matching and also to answer any questions you have in wine.

Bela Rice has nearly 30 years Wine Industry Experience, Selling, Consulting, Distributing and Educating.

He has also done Wine Show Judging and competed successfully in Wine Tasting Competitions, winning Victorian, Australian, and Australasian Titles.

The Food Menu for our Pinot & Duck Wine Dinner

Roast Duck Dumplings shredded duck, chicken & veggies in a naturally coloured beetroot wrapper
Duck Spring Rolls w/ Lettuce
Peking Duck Wraps w/ Spring onion, Cucumber and David’s Secret Peking Sauce

Tender Village 5 Spice Duck Leg on a bed of leafy Greens (subject to seasonal variations)
Stir-fried Shredded Duck w/ Chef’s Vegetables
Buddha’s Fried rice w/ Bok Choy & Egg.

Sweet Pumpkin Dumplings w/Ice-cream

The wines selection were:

2013 Underwood Pinot Noir (Oregon, USA)

2013 Domaine Taupenon Merme Bourgogne Pinot Noir (France)

2013 Cannibal Creek Pinot Noir (Gippsland, VIC)

2013 In Dreams Pinot Noir (Yarra Valley, VIC)

2013 Moorooduc Estate ‘Devil Bend Creek’ Pinot Noir (Mornington, VIC)

2012 Ant Moore Pinot Noir (Central Otago, NZ)

Camillo Castilla Rayo de Sol Moscatel (Spain)

The highlight of this event was a little surprise that I had for the attendees.

The surprise of the event:

Before I had a chance to announce something to the guests, a few people were asking me if they could purchase a bottle of the 2013 Underwood Pinot Noir from Oregon, USA after having a taste to drink during the event.

So I stood up and announced the following:

“Ladies & gentlemen one of the wines that you have already tried and are asking to purchase is in my pocket”.

They all looked at my in a puzzled way and then I pulled out a can.

“That’s correct you are drinking wine that comes in a can”.

What did everyone conclude from this to their disbelief?

Wine can taste good from a can!

But don’t get me wrong, this was a good example of an everyday drinking wine and by no means am I comparing this wine with high end ones.


2013 Underwood Pinot Noir from Oregon, USA

Pinot Noir in a can


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