Upcoming Events

Holiday Dinner Dance with Backspin

Saturday December 6th 

Faculty Club Main Dining Room

Book now for the first AWS Holiday Dinner Dance, what will be an exceptional evening on Saturday December 6th in the main dining room at the Faculty Club. Following a bubbly reception in the Lounge, we sit down with friends for a fine holiday dinner, accompanied by our wines from the cellar.

That is right, a dinner dance, the tables will surround the dance floor, the candles will glimmer, the dresses will shimmer and following dinner, the band with get the beat going at 9 o’clock on the dot. We have booked Back Spin for the evening, no Lawrence Welk here, but good ol’ rock and roll dance numbers. And on this night you can “dance like no-one is watching”. This is a dress up night, guys in suits and ties (or tuxedos) and party dresses for the ladies, so men, here’s your opportunity to pick up a corsage for your best gal.

As we have many single members finding someone to dance with will not be a problem, just get up and ask them, or better yet, bring a date and introduce them to your wine society friends, in a magical place when we kick off the holiday season. 

Here is the menu, and note you have three choices for the main course, please make your selection when reserving. Appetizers and bubbly will be served in the Main Lounge at 6:00 with dinner commencing at 6:45. Dancing starts at 9 pm. There will also be a cash bar for beer and spirits.

Cellar-master John Macdonald has selected wines from the AWS cellar to go with all the courses, including; Penfold’s Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon, .Pirramimma Petit Verdot, Kilikanoon Killerman’s Run Shiraz, Joseph Angel Gully Shiraz and Goundrey Reserve Shiraz. Plus Yellowglen bubbly for the reception wine.

Hors D’Oeuvres
Lobster and Avocado on Corn Cup
Lamb Loin on Crostini, with Rosemary Onion Aioli
California Vegetable and Goat Cheese Roll

Appetizer Course
Smoked Duck on Waldorf Salad, served with Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Cappucino.

 Main Course (Choose one of the three in advance)
Stuffed Cornish Hen with Christmas Stuffing and Seasonal Gravy
Baked European Sea Bass stuffed with Leeks, Tomato Grapes and Artichokes
In a Red Wine Butter Sauce.
Braised Beef Ribs with seasonable vegetables.

Dessert Course
The Chefs’ Trio, a Mini Christmas Pudding with Hard Sauce, Chocolate Lava Cake with Bing Cherries and Pumpkin Ice Cream

 Coffee and Tea on Request.

(Please advise if you have any food allergies, and please no strong perfume or aftershave.)

Price for this event for Members and Guests is $95.00. Closing date for reservations is Wednesday December 3rd. The Registration Form can be downloaded here. Please complete and mail to Australian Wine Society of Toronto, c/o Bernard Nottage, 71 Old Mill Road, Suite 310, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1G9, or click here to reserve online.

Please advise us if you have a party of 3 or more and we will endeavor to reserve a table for you.

Future Events

Australia Day Dinner and Celebration 

January 23, 2015
Albany Club

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