A French Affair – SMWS Cognac & Armagnac Dinner – Sydney

//A French Affair – SMWS Cognac & Armagnac Dinner – Sydney
Loading Events
This event has passed.
**Please note – this event has been rescheduled from April 9th to May 9th**

After too long between meals, we’re back on the menu with what might be our most incredible and exciting Society dinner yet! Unlike any SMWS whisky dinner before it, this dinner will be a Scotch Malt Whisky Society “French Affair”, featuring some of the finest French spirits you’re likely to encounter in a single sitting.

You’ll be aware that the Society has been busy bottling single casks of cask-strength Cognac and Armagnac for some time. What you would not have been aware of is that we’ve been carefully stashing aside some bottles of each spectacular release for this very event! Our dinner will feature a five course meal, with each course specifically matched by the chef to the following exceptional Society spirits:

C1 – “Nectar Celeste” from Ile de Re; released by the Society in 2016 at a Members’ price of $349 and long since sold out.
C2.1 – “Exquisitely polished” from Domaine de Chez Guerive, Petit Champagne; released by the Society in 2017 at a Members’ price of $230.
C3.1 – “A fragrant ramble” from Domaine du Menis, Grande Champagne; one of the rarest and oldest single casks of Cognac on earth, released by the Society in 2018 at a Members’ price of $695.
C4.1 – “A tantalising tightrope” from Distillery d’Aumagne, Fins Bois; released by the Society in 2017 at a Members’ price of $270.
A3.1 – “Gravitas and Sophistication” – a 30yo Armagnac not yet released by the Society in Australia, with a Members’ price of $395.

These five incredible French spirits are rare and special enough, although the more observant amongst you may also have noticed that they’re all “dot ones” – that is, the first Society cask bottled from each respective distillery! The mere chance to taste C3.1 alone makes this event a “not to be missed” evening.

Our dinner will be held at Brasserie l’Entrecote – a new and exciting French restaurant on Sydney’s north shore that has already been turning heads and garnering high accolades. Your ticket price includes a welcome dram on arrival; the incredible five course dinner with matching French spirits; and all service costs. Diners are also welcome to purchase additional wine/beer/soft drinks from the restaurant on a consumption basis. We will have exclusive use of a private room in the restaurant on the night.

Like all Society Dinners before it, this event will book out and there is space for just 30 diners only so book in now! All welcome.

I look forward to dining with you on the night!

Andrew Derbidge
Cellarmaster & NSW Manager

Register as a Taster!