In December 2009, the four of us went to see the Fleetwood Mac concert at the Hunter Valley. We visited several wineries and De Bortoli's cellar door was by far the stand out.
After spending big from doing our Christmas shopping at De Bortoli's, we were all given complimentary 2010 calendars. Each month of the calendar features delicious recipes written by the De Bortoli family paired with a particular wine.
While drinking the presents we bought for other people and talking about how much we loved Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia, we made a pact to cook De Bortoli's calendar. Month by month we would host a dinner party featuring the dish and of course the wine.
We approached De Bortoli with our project and to see whether they'd provide the wine. They fell in love with the idea and the rest is history. As 30-somethings involved in the arts, we plan on inviting pretty hot guests.
Pete is cooking the first recipe Pollo in Tecia (Pan Cooked Chicken) on Sunday 17th January. We are inviting video artist Kate Murphy, film producer Vincent Sheehan, filmmaker Don Cameron, and designer Julia Park.