Medina Down Under: An Australia Day Wine Dinner

Café Medina takes a trip down under by hosting an exclusive Australia Day wine dinner that celebrates select wines that hail from some of Australia’s most famous wine-producing regions on Friday, January 26 (doors 6:30 pm; dinner at 7pm).

Here’s an insider’s secret – Australia is in the midst of a ‘wine revolution’ and has earned a dedicated following of wine aficionados thanks to its top-shelf varietals!

Join Café Medina for a four-course feast that showcases a variety of wines selected by Café Medina Manager and Sommelier Jenna Briscoe along with well-known Vancouver wine personality Jason Yamasaki, sommelier for Joey Restaurants’ Group and 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival Sommelier of the Year, in partnership with Wine Australia. Wines will be paired with Café Medina Chef Adam Perrier’s signature brand of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine served up in a quaint, bistro-styled restaurant replete with plenty of old-world charm.




Bisque et Beignet
Prawn Bisque, Brandade de Morue (Salt Cod and Potato Beignet)
Alpha Box & Dice, 'Zaptung' Prosecco NV, Murray Darling


Saumon Gravlax
Beet Cured Steelhead Trout, Marinated Beet and French Lentil Salad, Fine Herbs, Preserved Lemon Emulsion
Voyager, Chardonnay 2015, Margaret River
Soumah, 'Single Vineyard' Chardonnay 2015, Yarra Valley


Côte de Porc Grand'mère
Crispy Pork Belly, Sherry Glazed Wild Mushrooms, Smoked Béarnaise
Alpha Box & Dice, 'Rebel Rebel' Montepulciano 2016, Langhorne Creek
McGuigan, 'The Shortlist' Montepulciano 2014, Barossa Valley


Joue de Veau
Red Wine Braised Veal Cheeks, Ricotta Dumplings, Stewed Kale, Cipollini Onion Ring
Glaetzer, 'Wallace' Shiraz/Grenache 2015, Barossa Valley
Torbreck, 'The Steading' Red GSM 2014, Barossa Valley


Spiced Fig Cake
Salted Caramel, Ice cream
Yalumba Museum, Release Old Reserve Muscat NV, Barossa Valley



Tickets are $79 plus gratuity, taxes and ticketing fees and includes beverage pairings. Guests can purchase tickets online. Select the link below to see the ticketing page.