Upcoming Events

Summer Solstice Celebration
Featuring Omrah and Plantagenet Wines,
Mount Barker, WA 

Friday June 21st 2019
Faculty Club Patio



In Australia the summer solstice occurs once a year in December when the Sun's track across the Australian sky reaches its highest point. It is the day that has the most daylight hours of any in the year. Their summer solstice usually occurs on 22 December, but can occur between 21 and 23 December. The winter solstice is the day of the year that has the least daylight hours of any in the year and it can occur between 21 and 23 June, this year it is on June 22.

So to celebrate our longest day, and Australia’s shortest day, our Solstice dinner will start with a reception wine at 6:30 then we will sit for a three course meal, matched with Omrah and Plantagenet wines from Mount Barker in Western Australia.  
Laura Rapuano, of Airen Imports, the winery agent in Ontario, will talk about the winery and the wines, and there will be an opportunity to order the wines during the evening. 

2019 Summer Solstice Dinner Menu

A Selection of Hors d’oeuvres Served on the Patio
Ahi Tuna Avocado Rolls, Ratatouille Provencal with Goat Cheese Crumble on a Spoon, Grilled Chicken Madras Skewers 

Served with La Vue, Grenache Rose 

First Course, Two Choices 
Sweet Green Pea and Cashew Mint Soup with Crème Fraiche 
OR 
Black Fig, Prosciutto and Baby Arugula Salad with Lemon Za’atar Vinaigrette 

Served with Omrah Crossing 2017 Chardonnay 

Main Course, Two Choices  
Slow Braised Spring Lamb Shank with Vegetable Medley 
on Celeriac Mashed Potatoes topped with Gremolata 
OR 
Baked Herb Crusted Grouper Filet, Almond Butter Sauce 
Thai Whole Grain Rice and Asparagus Spears 

Served with Omrah Crossing 2015 Shiraz 
and 
Plantagenet Normand 2017 Pinot Noir 

Dessert Course, Two Choices 
Lemon Coconut Gelee Dacquoise 
OR 
Blood Orange Sorbet topped with Exotic Fruit Salad 

Coffee and Tea 

NOTE: Please choose your courses in advance. If ordering by Eventbrite, choose your courses. If registering by mail, tick the box on the order form for your choices. Member cost, all-inclusive is $85.00, Guests $95.00. The Faculty Club is located at 41 Willcocks Street on the U of T Campus, one block south of Harbord and east of Spadina. Dress comfortable summer casual, bright and breezy. Entrance to the patio is on the west side of the building. 

The Registration Form is available to download here, for mailing to Australian Wine Society of Toronto, c/o Bernard Nottage, 71 Old Mill Road, Suite 310, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1G9, or go on-line to reserve. The link to on line registration is https://awssummersolstice19.eventbrite.ca

Future Events

Sunday, August 18 - 2018/19 Annual General Meeting at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club on the Deck


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