Celebrated restaurateur-chef Scott Pickett is taking Melbourne eatery Longrain to regional Victoria
23.03.2021

Celebrated restaurateur-chef Scott Pickett is taking Melbourne eatery Longrain to regional Victoria

The South-East Asian eatery and stunning winery are coming together for an exclusive Thai banquet lunch.

Good news for regional Victorians out Bendigo way: Renowned Melbourne South-East Asian eatery Longrain is teaming up with Central Victoria’s Sutton Grange Winery for an exclusive banquet lunch.

The key takeaways

  • South-East Asian eatery Longrain is serving up a banquet lunch every weekend at Central Victoria’s Sutton Grange Winery
  • Alongside signitute dishes, chef-restaurateur Scott Pickett has created tailored menu items for the occasion
  • Longrain’s weekend lunch at Sutton Grange Winery is on every Saturday and Sunday for a limited time

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Running every Saturday and Sunday for a limited time, the picture-perfect winery will host as chef-restaurateur Scott Pickett brings along some of Longrain’s signature dishes, alongside tailored menu items, paired with handcrafted, award-winning drops from Sutton Grange.

With the winery located just 90 minutes from Melbourne and about 20 minutes from the heart of Bendigo, this banquet gives regional Victorians the chance to experience the full culinary experience privy to those in the Melbourne CBD, as well as discover the insides of the winery’s grand limestone barrel-hall.

With punchy-flavours being Pickett’s specialty, the banquet showcases all the key elements of South-East Asian cuisine that we know and love: hot, sour, salty and sweet. Some of the delectable items on the menu include East 33 Sydney Rock oysters with finger lime and ma kweng pepper, barbecued black pepper chicken skewers, Gaeng hung lay lamb curry with kipfler potatoes, pickled garlic and roasted macadamia, and even Wagyu beef crying tiger with leeks, roasted rice and jeow dressing. The restaurant’s signature coconut tapioca with spiced quince will also be on offer for dessert.

Our mouths are absolutely watering right now, and that’s before even thinking about Sutton Grange’s wine selection, which has been handcrafted by their chief winemaker Melanie Chester.
The nine-course banquet and paired wines will set you back $95. If you feel like making a day of it, you can pay an additional $10 and finish off the day in Sutton Grange’s cellar door with a sit-down tasting experience of their wine varietals.

A beautiful day in the vineyards with great food and wine, what more could you want? It truly is the perfect excuse for a getaway for either the day or the weekend with the people you love most.

The lunches run every Saturday and Sunday until May 30 (excluding March 27 and April 17). You can book or find out more information here. Sutton Grange Winery is located at 1 Carnochans Rd, Sutton Grange.