MENU: Sydney

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We know wine tasting is hungry work, so we’ve got the following restaurants on board to ply you with empanadas, meat, cheese and biscuits.

Porteño

Empanadas $7
Beef
Veg

Steak sandwich $13

La Bastide

Saucisson cones $5
Foie gras
Terrines

Alfamores

Alfajores biscuits $2.50 each small, $4 regular, $7.50 extra large
Traditional
Cacao
Australis
Black Sesame
Espresso
Yerba Mate

Gift Box – $24

Dulce de Leche jar $12

MENU: Melbourne

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We know wine tasting is hungry work, so we’ve got the following restaurants on board to ply you with empanadas and meat and cheese. Don’t forget you can vote for your favourite empanada – the winner of the People’s Choice Golden Empanada competition will get a trophy to display in their restaurant for the entire year. Just log your vote with one of our roving Gauchitos on the day.

The Mill House

Empanadas $5 each
Smoked wagyu brisket with fois gras, truffle, and chimichurri
Arroz con pollo with salsa criolla
Chilli con carne
Bottles of Chilli Sauce $5

Gertrude Street Enoteca

Empanadas $5 each
Chorizo and lamb with chimichurri
Smoked scamorza and potato with tomatillo and jalapeño salsa

Elyros

Kalitsounia Cretan pies (the original empanda!) 2 for $8, 3 for $10
Sheep and goat cheese
Wild greens

CHE (Chicken, Helados, Empanada) 

Pollo a la braza $10
Charcoal chicken, Peruvian slaw, pickled onion and fermented chilli sauce
Empanada de carne $6
Smoked beef, Botija olives, roasted capsicum and Peruvian yellow chilli.
CHE Sundae $6
Helado (ice cream) de dulce de leche with Malbec and blueberry jam, honeycomb and shaved macadamia nuts

San Telmo

Empanadas $5
de Carne: Beef, burnt corn, capsicum, cumin and paprika
de Queso: Corn, onion and mozzarella

Meatsmith

Chorizo and pickled padron peppers $12.00
Asado beef ribs with chimichurri $14.00
Picanha and salsa verde $22.00

Yarra Valley Dairy

Cheese platter $15
A selection of three cheeses served with fresh bread, crackers and quince jam

Individual cheeses*
Persian Fetta 275g $10
White Savourine 200g $12
Black Savourine 110g $9
Hot Cow 150g $8
Yering 110g $9

*Select any three cheeses for $26

GOLDEN EMPANADA JUDGE: EMILY PAULIN

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Familiar with a little online publication known as Broadsheet? Well, this Gauchito here is a huge part of how you get your city’s goss. She’s the Social Media Manager (NATIONAL!!) so runs all its Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts, and does a freakin’ great job doing it. Her intimate knowledge of our country’s best restaurants makes her a perfect GOLDEN EMPANADA judge.

Tell us about your experience with Malbec

I’d get the stuff IV’ed in to my veins if it wasn’t going to damage my liver

I would do anything for Malbec, but I won’t do…

Tasting notes (I’ll come undone).

I’m all for judging food. The only thing I’m not willing to put in my mouth is…

A mocha hot cross bun.

Aside from steak, what would you cook to go with Malbec?

Slow-cooked pulled pork. Or salt and vinegar chips (not cook, just open a packet).

Where do you go for the most authentic Argentinean experience in Melbourne?

San Telmo

Where do you go for the most authentic Argentinean experience in Sydney?

Porteño

What do you drink when no one is watching?

A bottle of Baileys

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Cheese Making Legends: Yarra Valley Dairy

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Yarra Valley Dairy located just one hour for Melbourne is one of the best places to site see and sample the finest cheeses in Australia.

Majority of their cheeses are made in Italian and French styles… the best part?

THEY’RE BRINGING ALL THEIR CHEESE GOODNESS TO GAUCHITO GIL MALBEC WORLD DAY.

Say cheeeeeeeeeese.

Meet Yarra Valley Dairy

Tell us about your experience with Malbec

Malbec makes me tango.

I would do anything for Malbec, but I won’t do…

Soy Cheese.
(Fair call)

The worst thing I’ve ever eaten is…

Supermarket brand cheddar. That stuff hurts..

Aside from steak, what would you cook to go with Malbec?

Smokey (9 hour) lamb roast shoulder with Persian Fetta.

Where do you go for the most authentic Argentinean experience in Melbourne?

San Telmo.

Where do you go for the most authentic Argentinean experience in Sydney?

La Boca

What do you drink when no one is watching?

Merlot. I know, I know.

Empanada Contenders: The Mill House

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The Mill House is housed in the basement of Tomasetti House, a relaxed bar and eatery that knows how to fill a space.

They’re bringing their Peruvian chef Augustin Ortega to showcase South American cuisine that pairs perfectly with Malbec.

Peru’s close enough to Argentina, will they have the chops to take out THE GOLDEN EMPANADA TROPHY?

 

Meet The Mill House

Tell us about your experience with Malbec

Stuff love, I’d rather fall in to Malbec.
(Good answer)

I would do anything for Malbec, but I won’t do…

A prison Guard named Bubba.
(Fair call)

The worst thing I’ve ever eaten is…

A ham Sandwich…… we don’t eat crap 😉

Aside from steak, what would you cook to go with Malbec?

Beef ragu.

Where do you go for the most authentic Argentinean experience in Melbourne?

San Telmo.

Where do you go for the most authentic Argentinean experience in Sydney?

Porteño.

What do you drink when no one is watching?

Breezers.

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Empanada Contenders: Piqueos

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Piqueos is a South American restaurant on Rathdowne Street in Carlton North.

Inspired by their travels through Peru and Argentina, the team have put together a menu of all things delicious in both regional and street dishes that best represent these two countries.

The best bit?

It pairs so well with Malbec.

Piqueos brings their empanada goodness to Melbourne, will they take one of THE GOLDEN EMPANADA trophies?!

Meet Piqueos:

Tell us about your experience with Malbec

My blood is of the Malbec variety.

piqueos2I would do anything for Malbec, but I won’t do…

it without an empanada.

Aside from steak, what would you cook to go with Malbec?

Beef short ribs, provolone cheese and empanadas.

Where do you go for the most authentic Argentinean experience in Melbourne?

Piqueos.
(We sense a bit of bias here… hey, no judgement)

piqueos3Where do you go for the most authentic Argentinean experience in Sydney?

Porteño.

What do you drink when no one is watching?

Sauvignon Blanc

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