We have noticed that The Winston has been hosting some really cool food events each month. These evenings have been drawing in an enthusiastic crowd of diners  keen to expand their knowledge about food and wine. We attended their recent dinner and masterclass all about meat, it was a real meatorium!

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The night showcased four courses of meaty fare where meat was the hero of every dish, including the dessert! To top it off the ticket price ($70) dollars included 4 glasses of Oakley wine, one to match each course. 

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While we tucked into chorizo corndogs with smoked aioli and crispy coated beef cheek croquettes,  Josh from Havericks Meat gave us the run down on all things meat, particularly the type meat we were eating. Josh showed us how easy it was to make your own sausages and educated the crowd on how to cook with some of the lesser known cuts of lamb, beef and pork.

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For main course we shared a platter of classic slow cooked lamb shoulder with salsa verde, crispy rosemary potatoes and charred heirloom carrots. The lamb was so tender it was falling off the bone but the talking point of the night was the carnivorous pork belly donut dessert. The dessert featured chunks of pork belly wrapped in a crispy donut shell, coated in maple syrup, served with a scoop of caramel ice cream. It wasn't too unusual if you compared it to a Canadian breakfast of bacon and pancakes but the combination of pork belly, maple syrup and ice cream was slightly out of our comfort zone. Not to worry though, the ice cream was delicious and this  dish created some great theatre around the table. 


Their next event is guaranteed to be popular, The Winston is hosting a cocktail masterclass on the 18th of August. Tickets are just $29 which is great value considering all thats included. The night starts with a cocktail on arrival before commencing a class in mixing and shaking 4 different cocktail drinks, food on the night will be gourmet pizza.  If your keen to attend or want to know more, tickets are available here. To keep up to date with future events at The Winston keep an eye on their whats on webpage.

The Winston, has already earned itself a good reputation for its variety of food and social vibe among the locals in Sydney’s north west. Their food and wine events are now bringing in food lovers like us from further afield. 

Location: 170  Caroline Chisholm Road Winston Hill

Ph: 02 96244500


Our Meatorium masterclass was compliments if The Winston Hotel. Opinions expressed in this post are our own.