Peter Lehmann of the Barossa Visits Earls

The puckered lips of Cat Barr and myself, along with Earls, were among those welcoming world-famous winemaker, Peter Lehmann, to Vancouver for the first stop of his Canada-wide dining tour.

The pioneer of Australia’s wine industry, also an extremely lovable host and decade-long partner of Earls, didn’t seem to mind the hot pink stain of YSL #49 that I left on his cheek.

Peter headed the elaborately set dinner table in Earls’ V private room, and shared candid stories of his life as a winemaker in the Barossa.

Here are highlights from the elegant, five-course meal prepared by Earls’ top chefs and paired with a variety of Peter Lehmann Wines:

Australian roasted rack of lamb, grilled Okanagan peach compote, and thyme-infused goat cheese bread pudding
Alberta AAA Beef Tenderloin with housemade Bearnaise sauce, rustic scalloped potatos, & roasted root vegetables
Madeira-poached plums with rosemary, vanilla, & sweet mascarpone

*Images courtesy of Earls Restaurants

Earls’ wine philosophy is shared by Peter: ‘the juice of the gods’ and food are the perfect couple. And for this reason, Earls is the true ‘anti-snob’, selling their world-class wines at low prices, and removing the intimidation factor often associated with ordering a bottle.

Huge thanks to the lovely people of Earls for such a wonderful evening of dining and for the chance to meet the legend, Peter Lehmann – it was an honor.

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Ciao for now!

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