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Café La Gaffe 

Tuesday September 24, 2019 


Join us for what is expected to be a memorable evening of food and accompanying wines, as we venture forth into the Baldwin Village district for an evening at Café La Gaffe (24 Baldwin Street). Chef Prais promises us a tasty evening of French bistro inspired offerings – complimented by wines selected by incoming Cellar Master Joe Gentile.

Cost will be $70 for AWS members and $80 for non-member guests.
This is what we expect for our wine selection for the evening:
  • Jacob’s Creek, Chardonnay Pinot Noir Sparkling
  • Voyager Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon 2016 (Margaret River)
  • Zonte's Footstep Ladybird Rosé 2018 (Southern Fleurieu)
  • Irvine Spring Hill Merlot 2016 (Barossa/Eden
  • Valley)
Our Café La Gaffe selections for our 3 Course Dinner includes:
First Course - selection of one from the following:
  • Chevre et Pistaches - Pistachio & cous-cous encrusted medallion of herbed chevre, oven baked & served over mixed greens
  • Brie et Lardons Fumes - Double smoked bacon, warm brie cheese, mixed greens, house vinaigrette
  • Calamars Grilles - Grilled marinated calamari with an Oregano olive oil marinade
  • Crevettes a L'ail - Sautéed gulf shrimp, garlic, roasted red pepper, pine nuts & white wine

Second Course – a selection of one from the following:
  • Penne Vegetarienne - Grilled mixed vegetables, mushroom, feta, and tomato pesto sauce
  • Risotto Aux Fruits de Mer - Arborio Rice, P.E.I Mussels, scallops, gulf shrimp, roasted red peppers, leeks and pernod rose
  • Confit De Canard - Muscovy duck confit in an orange-anise glaze
  • Poulet Farci - Breaded boneless breast of chicken, stuffed with shrimp & spinach, in a mushroom & Brandy demi-glaze
  • Osso Bucco - Veal shank simmered in a tomato & Red Vermouth sauce

Desert Course - Selection of one from the following accompanied by Coffee/DeCaf Coffee/Tea:
  • Creme Brulee - An old recipe (circa 1885) from the cooking journals of Claude Monet.
  • Bourbon Chocolate Torte - Served with vanilla ice cream
  • Lemon Cheesecake - New York,"deli" style cream cheese enhanced with a hint of citron and tart fresh raspberries
  • Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie - Ghirardelli chocolate Wild Turkey bourbon and fresh pecans

The Registration Form is available here, complete and mail to Australian Wine Society of Toronto or On-line at https://awslagaffe.eventbrite.ca

Membership Renewal
Thank you to those members who have already renewed your annual membership, however, if you have not done so, you can register at https://awsmembership2019-20.eventbrite.ca or mail in the form that can be found here.

Welcome to all.

Future Events

Wednesday October 23rd – Halloween Inspired d’Arenberg Tasting featuring The Dead Arm and other delights, @ Faculty Club - University Of Toronto

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

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