Australian Wine Society Summer Solstice Celebration

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University of Toronto Faculty Club

41 Willcocks Street

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C7

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In Australia the summer solstice occurs once a year in December when the Sun's track across the Australian sky reaches its highest point. It is the day that has the most daylight hours of any in the year. Their summer solstice usually occurs on 22 December, but can occur between 21 and 23 December. The winter solstice is the day of the year that has the least daylight hours of any in the year and it can occur between 21 and 23 June, this year it is on June 22.

So to celebrate our longest day, and Australia’s shortest day, our Solstice dinner will start with a reception wine at 6:30 then we will sit for a three course meal, matched with Omrah and Plantagenet wines from Mount Barker in Western Australia.

Laura Rapuano, of Airen Imports, the winery agent in Ontario, will talk about the winery and the wines, and there will be an opportunity to order the wines during the evening.

2019 Summer Solstice Dinner Menu

A Selection of Hors d’oeuvres Served on the Patio.

Ahi Tuna Avocado Rolls, Ratatouille Provencal with Goat Cheese Crumble on a Spoon, Grilled Chicken Madras Skewers

Served with La Vue, Grenache Rose

First Course, Two Choices

Sweet Green Pea and Cashew Mint Soup with Crème Fraiche

OR

Black Fig, Prosciutto and Baby Arugula Salad with Lemon Za’atar Vinaigrette

Served with Omrah Crossing 2017 Chardonnay

Main Course, Two Choices

Slow Braised Spring Lamb Shank with Vegetable Medley

on Celeriac Mashed Potatoes topped with Gremolata

OR

Baked Herb Crusted Grouper Filet, Almond Butter Sauce

Thai Whole Grain Rice and Asparagus Spears

Served with Omrah Crossing 2015 Shiraz

and

Plantagenet Normand 2017 Pinot Noir

Dessert Course, Two Choices

Lemon Coconut Gelee Dacquoise

OR

Blood Orange Sorbet topped with Exotic Fruit Salad

Coffee and Tea

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University of Toronto Faculty Club

41 Willcocks Street

Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C7

Canada

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