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Christmas in July

9 July 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm AEST

$215 - $225

We are delighted to invite you to a gala evening to celebrate Christmas in July. The Grace Hotel will provide an elegant backdrop for the presentation of a special menu designed by long time supporter of the Chaine and the Young Sommeliers Competition, Darren Ho. Darren has worked with Vice Conseiller Culinaire Mate Herceg to provide a menu and matched wines that we feel sure will delight you.

The wines chosen are fascinating, perhaps intriguing, but will certainly match the dishes served on the night.

Duval Leroy has a long and proud history in Champagne. This is a champagne from a prestige producer with a hand-crafted approach.

The handpicked Peacock Hill Chardonnay,  is designed for seafood and we feel the Pinot Noir will be perfect with the main course. Grasshopper Rock is one of the world’s southern most vineyards, established in 2003 and dedicated exclusively to Pinot noir.

A non-fortified, dessert style Zinfandel (from the Hunter) is a rarity  and the winemaker assures us that it will go well with chocolate!

I suspect we will be  happy with the wine and food matches.

This will be a black tie/glamorous event and we will have a special surprise on the night

Christmas in July

On Arrival

Prawn Popcorn with Home Made Peach Vinegar
Sashimi of Tuna & Granny Smith Apple Baubles
De-construct Hainan Chicken with “Grandfather’s” Master Soy Stock Gel

NV Duval Leroy Champagne  La Cotes de Blanc, France
Mulled Wine


“Dreaming of a White Christmas” Caramelised Sea Scallops Stuffed with Black Bean Compote &  La Mancha Saffron Beurre Blanc

2015  Peacock Hill Vineyard “Top Block” Chardonnay Hunter Valley, NSW

Main Course

Turkey & Virginian Leg Ham Polpetti with Compressed Pork Belly &  Cranberry “Leather”
(fried potato & chive dumpling, broad beans, broccoli fleurettes & maple glazed carrots)

2015 Grasshopper Rock Pinot Noir Central Otago, NZ        


Maffra Clothe Aged Cheddar
Made from Scratch House Baked Sourdough Melba Toast


Chocolate Bouchon Pudding with Cumquat Marmalade & Callebaut 60-40-38

Piggs Peake “Suckling Pig” Dessert Zinfandel

Coffee, tea & petit fours

Darren Ho

Darren  Ho, a member of the famous BBQ King and Golden Century Restaurant family, transformed the food and beverage at historic The Grace Hotel in York St after taking on the role of chef manager, food and beverage.

Ho’s grandfather was a chef and his father, uncle and brother are also chefs. His uncle is part owner of the famous BBQ King and Golden Century Restaurants in Sydney’s Chinatown.

The late 1920s former Grace Bros building – was redeveloped in 1995 by the Low Yat Group of Malaysia, run by 83-year-old Tan Sri Low Yow Chuan.


9 July 2018
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$215 - $225
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The Grace Hotel
77 York Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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