The State Buildings house a host of nice consuming and consuming spots with Petition Wine and Merchant certainly one of our favourites – a wine bar and bottle shop – good. The wine record in the wine bar modifications frequently and all the time consists of fascinating and totally different wines – whereas the retail aspect has certainly one of the best ranges of wine going round – once more they inventory many wines you’ll simply by no means see in the massive chain shops. The wine choice covers many smaller and boutique wineries, particularly these devoted to natural and biodynamic manufacturing, each from Australia and abroad and which ought to captivate any wine lover.
It is in the coronary heart of the State Buildings, opening out to the hovering ceilings of the Postal Hall the place you possibly can seize a desk and amongst the greenery sit again and loosen up with wonderful small dishes obtainable from Petition Kitchen – and on our most up-to-date go to we loved a couple of those – first off Stracciatella with heritage tomatoes and Spanish onion – juicy, candy tomatoes sitting atop a splodge of creamy tender cheese, with a fleck or so of onion so as to add crunch.
Our second dish – Kingfish crudo with cucumber, horseradish and crème fraiche – thinly sliced, succulent fish fanned throughout the plate – merely excellent.
Of course a glass or two of wine was additionally wanted – and we started with a glass of Jericho rosé for Lady FWO and Tripe Iscariot Wilyabrup Chenin Blanc for me, and then moved onto SC Pannell Basso Grenache.
As all the time I discover it onerous to withstand a bottle or two to remove and so Brave New Wine’s newest Grenache and Riesling mix – Noon Shine – and a bottle of the Jericho rosé (a mix of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meuniere and Pinot Gris from the Adelaide Hills) accompanied us residence.
Petition Wine and Merchant continues to be one in every of our favorite spots – wonderful meals and wine, welcoming and friendlly employees – in fabulous surrounds.