East Coast Wine Trail

East Coast Wine Trail
East Coast Wine Trail

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Restaurant deal a boost for NSW wine brands

Sydney’s Tank Stream Hotel is offering diners a Taste of New South Wales wine list to complement its dishes. 

Fresh water from the Tank Stream was the reason the NSW colony was established at what is now called Sydney Cove - and the Tank Stream Hotel was developed above the still-flowing stream, which prompted the naming of the hotel restaurant, Le Petit Flot (the little stream).

Le Petit Flot’s chefs and restaurant team have designed a special set of dishes to showcase the best of the state’s produce, utilising Wagyu beef rumps from Kilcoy Global Foods in northern NSW; racks of lamb from Junee, pork belly from Braemar, and chicken from the Southern Highlands.

They will be partnered with a new selection of wines from long-established NSW wineries such as Hungerford Hill and Dalwood Estate, featuring classic local Hunter Valley varietals such as semillon, chardonnay and shiraz as well as cabernet sauvignon sourced from the cooler Hilltops region.

“Disappointingly, NSW wines are often ignored by Sydney restaurants, in complete contrast to the attitude of restaurants in other state capitals, where they love to celebrate their local wines and produce,” says Tank Stream Hotel GM Klaus Kinatader.

“We get a lot of international visitors staying with us and they usually want to try local produce and wines. It is a key part of the travel experience and given that our hotel has such a powerful connection to the State’s history we thought it was time to celebrate our premium produce and wines.”

Chief winemaker of Hungerford Hill wines, Bryan Currie, said that NSW wines deserved a far higher profile in Sydney restaurants and congratulated the Tank Stream Hotel for their vision to promote NSW wines.

“This is the same vision that I have as a winemaker with the complete wine range from both brands entirely sourced from NSW grown fruit,” he said. 

Le Petit Flot is open for lunch and dinner Monday-Friday, and for Saturday night dinners. Bookings: (02) 8222 1270 and further information: 

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