Earlier this month I attended Paddock to Plate at Pemberley, an annual dinner held in the award-winning Pemberley of Pemberton vineyard. A curated feast showcasing fine southern produce, this year’s event featured high-quality Stirling Ranges Beef from Ryan’s Quality Meats paired with unlimited Pemberley wines and Tall Timbers craft beers. Guests were also treated to live entertainment. See the menu below.
The event was very well organised, with quality live entertainment, efficient and friendly staff and food that hit the table quickly. The event had a very relaxed atmosphere, and surprisingly most of the guests were from outside of the area. When you see the quality of the food, it’s easy to understand why. This is one of those events where the photos really speak for themselves.
Without taking away from the fresh Pemberley marron (which I’ve previously had the privilege of eating dam-to-table), well-considered side dishes and decadent dessert, the food-star was undoubtedly the beef, from the short ribs to the impressive tomahawks. Perfectly cooked and finished on the barbecue, the bone marrow in particular was the best I’ve eaten. I attend many of these kind of events, and the food here was outstanding.
A meal such as this needs well-matched drinks, and the free-flowing selection of Pemberley wines and Tall Timbers craft beers kept the guests very well hydrated, not to mention relaxed.
Pemberley of Pemberton
Pemberley of Pemberton produces a wide range of premium cool climate grapes, wines and gourmet Southern Forests food products including black truffles, potatoes and marron. The property was first farmed by the Radomiljac family in the 1970s, and later established as a vineyard in 1995. Its grapes are used by many WA wineries.
Ryan’s Quality Meats
Established in 1966, Ryan’s Quality Meats is a second generation family-run butcher and foodservice business. It supplies beef, lamb, pork, poultry, game and value-add gourmet products to the wholesale, retail and foodservices sectors. With a strong “paddock to plate” supply chain philosophy, core products include Stirling Ranges Beef by Butterfield, Amelia Park Lamb, Black Label Berkshire Pork and Lilydale Free Range Chicken.
Ryan’s Quality Meats has two retail outlets in Jandakot (22 Biscayne Way) and Bunbury (17 Palmer Crescent, Davenport). You can also order online. See some photos from my visit to the Jandakot store below.
Manjimup’s premiere bar and bistro, Tall Timbers offers the best wines and finest all-day-dining the region has to offer.
Most recently, Tall Timbers converted the historic Manjimup Hotel into a craft beer brewery, Tall Timbers Brewing Co. is located directly across from Tall Timbers and includes a sports bar and brew pub. Beers brewed include IPA, Pale Ale, Lager, Dark Mid and a Session Mid. Cider is also made from local Newton apples, and the passionfruit soda is very good indeed.
See some more photos from this fantastic event in the gallery below. Keep an eye on my social media for news on the 2023 Paddock to Plate dinner and other events at Pemberley.
This post was produced in collaboration with Pemberley of Pemberton. All images by Morsels.