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    Upcoming functions

    Please see below for a list of Long Room Wine and Food Society events in 2014: 

     Date Format  Event 
     January 29  Lunch  Old Bottle Day
     February 26  Lunch  Zema Estate & Patrick of Coonawarra
     April 2  Lunch  Squitchy Lane (Yarra Valley) and Cellar
     April 30  Annual Dinner  Cellar Evening
     May 28  Lunch  Pooley Wines (Tasmania)
     June 25  Lunch  Château Tanunda (Barossa Valley)
     July 30  Lunch  Angove (McLaren Vale)
     August 27  Lunch  Forester Estate (Margaret River)
     September 24  Lunch  Cellar Day
     October 29  Lunch  Rochford Wines (Yarra Valley) - Offsite
     November 26  AGM and Lunch  International Day - New Zealand
     December 11  Cocktail Party  Christmas Function


    Long Room Wine and Food Society Speacial Dinner

    The society’s committee has decided to hold another special dinner in the Epicure kitchen. The dinner will take place on Thursday October 9, 2014 at 6.30pm for 7.00pm and will be restricted to members only.

    The dinner will feature wines from the society’s cellar selected by our wine and food master Paul Kinross and cellar master Ian Maguire. The wines will be complemented by a menu selected by Epicure and Paul. Each chef will be invited to talk about their presentation.

    As this dinner is a special function, numbers will be strictly limited to 50 members only and you are advised to book early to secure a place. There will be no set seating for the dinner with members being encouraged to mix.

    Bookings for this function will close on Friday October 3.

    Please note bookings for this function are only for members of the Long Room Wine & Food Society.

    Book here


    Long Room Wine and Food Society - October Luncheon

    Following the success of our off-site excursions in recent years, your committee has arranged for another trip to Rochford Wines in the Yarra Valley on Wednesday October 29, 2014. Rochford head chef Ciaran Butler and wine and food master Paul Kinross have put together a menu featuring local produce for what promises to be a great lunch. The food will be accompanied by Rochford wines presented by winemaker Marc Lunt.

    Two buses will depart the MCG at 10.45am SHARP, with members and guests meeting at the car parking area adjacent to the MCC  members’ entrance  near Gate 2  at 10.30am. Car parking will be available via Entrance A as on a normal luncheon day. There will be a further pick-up en route at Ringwood railway station at 11.30am. Buses will return to the MCG at approximately 4.15pm. Please indicate in the seating request field your preferred pick-up point – either the MCG or Ringwood railway station. All-up cost for the day will be $85 per member and $100 per guest which represents great value. Due to limited space on the buses, members may only invite one guest.

    Bookings for this function will close on October 23.

    Bookings will be processed on a first-in basis and as these off-site functions are always extremely popular you will need to get your reply in early to avoid disappointment.

    Book here