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Sat, Nov 04


Mission Bistro - Carmel-By-The-Sea

AWS Australian Wine and Food Pairing Dinner

The American Wine Society’s Monterey Peninsula chapter is pleased to invite members and guests on a food and wine voyage of some of Australia’s most spectacular regions and wines.

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AWS Australian Wine and Food Pairing Dinner
AWS Australian Wine and Food Pairing Dinner

Time & Location

Nov 04, 2023, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Mission Bistro - Carmel-By-The-Sea, Mission St. 2 SW of, Ocean Ave, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921, USA


About the Event

Join AWS Board Member and Wine Australia senior executive Damon Musha as he curates a food and wine pairing odyssey of some of Australia’s wine icons as well as small-production gems rarely seen on US shores. Renowned Mission Bistro chef de cuisine Matt Zimny has developed a six-course pairing menu inspired to perfectly pair with select small-production estates from New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. The wine curations range from Australian classics to “young guns” that are ever-advancing one of the world’s most dynamic wine-producing countries.

Seating for the evening’s event is limited, and reservations are essential. This is a rare opportunity to savor some of Australia’s best wines, alongside amazing chef pairings from one of the Monterey Peninsula’s most beloved restaurants. We look forward to sharing this special night with you as we travel Down Under for an evening that cannot be missed.


  • $150/person for AWS Members 
  • $175/person for non-AWS Members 

Dinner cost includes taxes and gratuities. Click here to sign up for this amazing evening.

Tasting Menu

Upon Arrival

Assorted Amuse Bouche and Canapes Imaged by Chef de Cuisine Mat Zimny

Paired with Philip Shaw "Edinburgh" Blanc de Noir - Orange, NSW NV

Redbank "Sunday Morning" Prosecco Rose - King Valley, VIC NV

First Course

Poached Oysters with Passion Fruit and Caviar

Paired with Kilakanoon "Killerman's Run" Reisling - Claire Valley, SA 2022

Second Course

Australian Eastern Rock Lobster, Celery Root and Green Apples

Paired with Leeuwin Estate "Prelude Vineyards" Chardonnay - Margaret River, WA 2021

Third Course

Pan Roasted Phesant with Plum and Cardamon

Paired with Redbank "Sunday Morning" Pinot Noir - King Valley, VIC 2021

Fourth Course

Australian Waygu Braised Beef Cheeks and Parsnips

Paired with Anderson Hill "O Series" Shiraz - Adelaide Hills, SA 2018

Dessert Course

Chestnut Cremeux, Hazelnut Sponge, Sweet Potato Custard and Goat Cheese Ice Cream

Paired with Chambers Rosewood Muscat - Rutherglen, VIC NV



  • AWS Member

    Dinner & Pairing

    +$3.75 service fee
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  • Non-member

    +$4.38 service fee
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