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Feast on delicious French cheese
Cheese and champagne are a wonderful mixture - they actually go hand in hand and one is always better when taken with the other! Cheese is another of my weaknesses - I cannot resist it and often go for a cheese board instead of a dessert.
Now you can attend a function that is the annual Portside Wharf Cheese & Champagne pop-up and it is back for 2019! This venue is situated at 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton.
Why not take your picnic blanket or a fold-up chair and sit in their special pop-up lounge. This will be in a new location on the wharf for a day of decadence as organisers have arranged to team up with The Cheese Pleaser, Gusto da Gianni and Moet & Chandon.
Ooh la la! French cheeses are so good and at this function, you will be able to taste a range of these with your champagne. You will be able to have food like a platter of three handpicked cheeses, perfectly curated by cheese expert, Sharyn de Kort from The Cheese Pleaser. These will be accompanied by their signature apple and walnut chutney, which if you have not yet tasted, is a delight to the palate!
Then wash this all down with a glass or perhaps even a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne. If you do not drink champagne, you can choose from their selection of fine wines from Gusto da Gianni.
While you are partaking of this delicious food and drink, you will be able to enjoy live music from local artists. If you are a large eater or want more than cheese and champagne, you can always dine before or after at one of the many fabulous cafes and restaurants in the area.
What: Cheese & Champagne pop-up When: Sunday 31st March from 12 noon until 6.00 pm Where: On the wharf Parking: You will receive 3 hours free parking when you validate your car park ticket at the pop-up Entry: FREE
Why, you can even bring your dog to this dog-friendly event!
Below are their "un-brie-lieveable cheesy offers" which will be available in celebration of the Cheese & Champagne pop-up. All these specials are available from Monday 25th March to Sunday 31st March 2019 unless stated otherwise.
Aamaya Indian Restaurant – have a choice of cheese naan, cheese and garlic naan or cheese and spinach naan for $5.90 or chilli cheese naan for $6.50.
Belvedere Bar N Grill – enjoy gnocchi ai formaggi con ciabatta for $19 per person.
Burrito Bar – serving up cheesy deluxe nachos and nacho fries for $9.95 regular or $14.95 large.
Byblos – indulge in a cheesey platter for two with a special selection of hot and cold cheesy mezats for $25.
Cruisers Alfresco – here you can have a slice of New York cheesecake for $8 and receive a free coffee.
Dendy Cinemas – get a cheese box from The Cheese Pleaser and a Dunes sparkling Piccolo for $20. Available Sunday 31st March only.
Dendy Cinemas – will sell you a $5 movie ticket if you mention the code word "Cheese & Champagne 2019". Available Sunday 31 March only.
Gusto da Gianni – get a four cheese pizza with Fior Di Latte, Gorgonzola, Fontina, parmesan and pear for $20.
Pineapple Express – serving up a gourmet halloumi breakfast burger with sweet potato fries for $19. Available Sunday 31st March only.
Sense of Taste – indulge in the 5 French cheeses and 3 bubbles that will be showcased at the Cheese & Bubbles masterclass for $60 plus booking fee on Thursday 28th March at 6.30 pm. To book go to this link.
Sono Japanese Restaurant – you can have a smoked salmon and parmesan Oshizushi for $13. Available Sunday 31st March only.
Subway – if you mention "Cheese & Champagne" you will get double cheese on any sub.
Please note - these offers are subject to retailer change.