Upcoming Events

2019 AWS Christmas Holiday Dinner
Saturday December 7, 2019


The festive season is upon us and it’s our pleasure to invite you to the 2019 AWS Christmas Holiday dinner, hosted at the Faculty Club on Saturday December 7th. Chef Harold and his crew will be preparing seasonally inspired offerings and Maitre'd George will welcome us into the holiday atmosphere of the Faculty Club. Our Cellar Master Joe Gentile has selected wines from our cellar, pairings that will bring out the best in both the food and wine Music will be playing in the background, party favours await at the table and the dance floor will be available for the more adventurous amongst us....

The evening will commence with a reception from 6:30 p.m. with sparkling wine and a great selection of hors d'oeuvres. We will begin seating for our three course Christmas dinner shortly before 7:00 p.m.. After dinner there will be a cash bar and music to inspire the dancer in all of us.

Cost will be $95 for AWS members and $105 for non-member guests.

Our wine selections for the evening:

  • Jacob’s Creek, Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling
  • Gapsted Wines Tobacco Road Chardonnay 2016 (King Valley)
  • Tahbilk Marsanne 2018 (Nagambie Lakes)
  • Rockcliffe Third Reef Pinot Noir 2017 (Great Southern)
  • H by Haselgrove Cabernet Merlot 2013 (McLaren Vale).

A savoury selection of hors d’oeuvres chosen by Chef Harold will accompany the reception wine - Crab Cakes served with Garlic Aioli, Chorizo Sausage with Artichoke & Olive on skewer and Fig & Goat Cheese in Puff Pastry.

Our three course dinner will include:

First Course (choice of one)

  • Beef Consome Celestine filled with Crepe julienne (or a vegetarian Broth)
  • Cured Atlantic Salmon & Beet Gravlax , with Crème Fraiche
  • Puff Pastry Vol-au-Vent filled with Escargots in a Taragon Creme Sauce

Main Course (choice of one)

  • Roast Ontario Turkey Breast with stuffing , Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce and Seasonal vegetables.
  • Beef Tenderloin with wild Truffle Jus served with Mini Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Seasonal vegetables
  • Oven Baked Sea Bass with Red wine Butter Sauce served with Mini Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Seasonal vegetables

Desert Course (choice of one)

  • Warm Plum Pudding with Rum sauce
  • Champagne Berry Cheesecake
  • Mixed berries with Whipped Cream (gluten free)

Cheese Plate

Coffee/Tea

Tickets can be purchased via the Registration Form - complete and mail to Australian Wine Society of Toronto or On-line at https://awsxmasdinner2019.eventbrite.ca.

Don’t hesitate in purchasing your tickets – our last two events were sold out in just over two weeks!

Future Events

Saturday December 7th – Annual AWS Christmas Gala @ Faculty Club - University Of Toronto

Tuesday January 28th – Australia Day Celebration (date subject to change because of conflict with official Australian Consulate celebration) @ TBD

March - Event currently in planning stages

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