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The World of Shiraz at Ladro Italian Restaurant

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by Vanessa (subscribe)
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Wine Tasting Events invites you to enjoy a celebration of fine Italian cuisine, accompanied by celebrated Shiraz wines from Australia, France, and the USA on Saturday 7th of March, 2015.

This exclusive dining event will be held at the acclaimed Ladro Italian Restaurant.

Running from 1pm to 4:30pm, the lunch event will showcase the best of Italian cuisine at Ladro and the best of flavour-forward Shiraz wines from Top Australian Wines. Ladro caters to vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and pescetarian. (Please inform event organisers of any dietary requirements before the event).

Throughout the afternoon, guests will enjoy:

Primi (First Course)

Mt Zero House-marinated Olives, Ciabatta Bread, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Salumi plates Wagyu Bresaola, Salami Tartufo, San Daniele Riserva Proscuitto

  • Calamari Fritti with Aioli

  • Crumbed Bocconcini Fritti with Salsa Verde

    Wine Pairings:

  • 2007 Voyager Estate Shiraz (Margaret River, WA)

    Bright hue; elegant, but complex, with distinct cool region overtones of spice and liquorice to the black fruits; the tannins and oak are well-balanced and integrated.

  • 2009 Tatiarra Culled Barrell Shiraz (Heathcote, VIC)

    Nosing reveals a delightful profile of ripe blackberry and liquorice followed by some vanillin oak, light mocha and spice. Bold and richly textured the palate is loaded with ripe blackberry and dark plum flavours followed by some liquorice and vanillin spice with a strong peppery back palate presence.

    Pizza Course

    Enjoy as much of Ladro's house-made specialty pizza as you wish.

  • Margherita (vegetarian) Tomato, bufala, basil

  • San Daniele Bufala, fior di latte, onion, Prosciutto San Daniele Riserva

  • Salami Tomato, fior di latte, Veneto salami, basil

    Wine Pairings:

  • 2009 J Lohr Paso Robles Syrah (USA)

    A dark garnet colour with vibrant hue. Rich, ripe aromas of blueberry and black tea framed by a bouquet of hazelnut, cocoa powder and brown sugar. Savour flavours of blackberry fruit and dark chocolate as this dense vintage evolves and opens up in the glass.

    2011 Domaine Pierre Usseglio & Fils Chateauneuf-du-Pape (France)

    One of the finest Tradition cuvees of the vintage. Its deep ruby/purple hue is followed by copious aromas of blueberries, mulberries, kirsch, lavender, pepper and Provencal herbs.

    Arrosto / Pasta Course

    Enjoy a selection of the chef's favourite arrosto and pasta.

    Wine Pairings:

  • 2011 Te Whare Ra (TWR) Syrah (Marlborough, NZ)

    94 Points Wine Front: "Not exactly famous for Shiraz is Marlborough, and to be honest, I don't even really like Shiraz that much, but this blew me away. Crack of pepper, meaty, juicy dark cherry fruit and subtle oak. Medium bodied, light chalkiness, supple, light herbal seasoning and pepper, but wrapped up in raspberry and cherry fruit."

  • 2009 Pierre Amadieu Vinsobres Les Piallats (France)

    The nose displays aromas of dark ripe cherries, some meaty characters, a touch of liquorice and some spice. Medium to full bodied with flavours of dark raspberries, black cherries, some liquorice and meaty characters with a spicy back palate. Dryish slightly chewy tannins give the wine a slightly chalky mouthfeel.

  • Insalate (Salad) Course

    Rocket, Parmigiano, Walnuts, Rooftop Honey

    Green beans, Toasted Almonds, Chilli, Garlic

    Wine Pairings:

  • 2012 Lou Miranda Estate Shiraz (Barossa Valley)

    A nose of lifted ripe raspberry fruit characters combined with varietal spice and hints of pepper are at the fore. The nose has a youthful aroma of red licorice and sweet toasty oak, which is integrated into the richness of the wine.

    A warm, inviting and full-bodied palate, which is beautifully ripe & generous. It tastes of rich, sweet blackberry & raspberry fruits and the vanilla oak is complimentary to the chocolaty tannins.

    Dolce (Dessert) Course

  • Bomboloni Italian Doughnuts with Hazelnut Ice Cream and Roof Top Honey

    Wine Pairings:

  • 2012 Shinas Estate "The Guilty" Shiraz (Mildura, VIC)

    Aromas of plum, chocolate, pepper, marzipan and coconut. One of the most intriguing and satisfying Australian Shiraz wines.

    This fabulous dining experience is now available at the discounted price of $99 per person.

    Places are strictly limited; to make a booking, please click here or call 9500 9307.

    Please note that if you have any dietary requirements please call Martin on 9500 9307 or email before the event.

    For more information on this event or other Wine Tasting Events experiences, please visit

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    When: Saturday Lunch, 7th March from 1PM to 4:30PM
    Where: Ladro Italian Restaurant, 162 Greville Street, Prahran
    Cost: $99 per person
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