Upcoming Events

Australia Day Celebration Dinner
Friday January 25th
at the Albany Club

As soon as Christmas and New Year’s Eve are out of the way, Australians start looking towards the next holiday and an excuse to party – Australia Day. On the 26th of January every year, the nation becomes even more patriotic than usual and celebrates in a big way, with events held in just about every community in the land to commemorate the arrival of the first fleet on Australian soil in 1788. 

While a lot of Aussies rejoice with a drink or two on Australia Day, friends and
families and traditions are a way that Australians learn more about their country and appreciate the fantastic lifestyle they are so lucky to enjoy down under. So while we will not be indulging in vegemite sandwiches, meat pies and sausage rolls, lamingtons and pavlova, we do invite you to join in the AWS Celebration with members of the Albany Club joining for a four course dinner, matched with wines from the cellar, and yes door prizes.

We are pleased to say that His Excellency Dr. Grayson Perry, Australian Consul General and his wife Abbey, will be attending this celebratory evening. The evening always starts with a reception up on the fourth floor at 6:30 pm, with Australian Sparkling wines and canapes, then at 7:25 pm we move down to the main dining room for dinner served with fine wines from the AWS cellar selected by our Cellar Master, John Macdonald.

Dinner Served in Main Dining Room 

First Course 

Second Course  
Baby Arugula, Red Onion, Fresh Peppers, Edamame Beans, Avocado and Goat Cheese  
With Caper Lime Vinaigrette  

Served with Robert Oatley 2015 Chardonnay 
and Hope Estate 2016 Semillon 

Main Course 
Roast Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Vegetable Bundles 
Horseradish and Grainy Mustard Jus, 
  Roast Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Vegetable Bundles 

Served with selection of 2005 Aussie Reds including; 
Pillar Box Red Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Langmeil Three Gardens Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz 

CHEF JAY’S AUSSIE STICKY DATE PUDDING with special toffee sauce 

Tea and Coffee 

Please select either the Lamb Shanks or Beef Striploin when registering on Eventbrite, or by mail on the Registration Form. 

The Albany Club is located at 91 King Street East, Toronto, 416-364-5471. Metered parking is available and parking lots are in the area on Church Street near the Club. 

The King streetcar stops at the east side of Church Street. Note, no parking on King Street, but stopping to drop off is allowed. 

Please note that we are limited to 120 seats for this event, so reserve early. Tickets are $125.00 for AWS and Albany Club Members and their guests, including all wines, taxes and gratuities. Dress code is semi-formal and of course tuxedos are always welcome for this special evening. 

To reserve your seat download the Registration Form and mail to AWS, c/o Bernard Nottage, 71 Old Mill Road, Suite 310, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1G9, or go here to reserve online.

Future Events

February - No Event

March 12 - TBD - tasting of Australian wines currently in the LCBO

April 10 - Steak Frites Big Reds Dinner

May 8 - Walkabout with a variety of wines from the cellar

June 21 - Summer Solstice Dinner

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