1.58pm, Tuesday, 22nd June, East Perth, WA, the other side of the country, Australia
True to the form of this tour, we’re sticking with the water theme and are staying on the Swan River, across in East Perth. This is week 7 of 7. Then this particular Rare & Fine Great Australian Red Story tour is done, all done!
We’ve got an interesting week of jobs to finish with, and we started last night out in the suburbs in Forrestfield at the Hale Road Tavern – our second wine dinner with this family owned, old-school pub. Everyone who works there is like a big extended family. Sisters Shaunagh and Lee-Anne are the hostesses with the dangerous mostess! They work hard and play harder, and they are staunch Yalumba supporters with our wines in the pub dining room and the bottle shop – one of Perth’s busiest! The team did a great job of looking after everyone last night.
I chose the stuffed leg of roast lamb with The Cigar Coonawarra Cabernet as the combo of the night – great old fashioned family dinner stuff. If you’re looking for that great Australian pub experience, you can’t go past the Hale Road Tavern – huge wall-sized screen to watch special sports events, live music most nights of the week, and classic pub food dishes like Surf & Turf with pretty solid bloke size serves. Thanks all, new chefs Andy, Carlos, Jason & John, and the long serving crew – Shelby & TC, not forgetting Murdoch. See ya next year – either in the Barossa for Vintage Festival, or back at the Hale Tavern.