warehouse winter feast
The Providore at Meletos recently launched a series of community driven events held next door at The Warehouse. Offering a less formal, more casual atmosphere, it really rounds off all styles of dining experiences offered across the property now. The focus, like The Stables degustation, is seasonal eating and in this case, meeting the makers. To kick off the inaugural dinner, The Providore invited winemakers Payten & Jones and pig farmers Glenn and Paula Jones of Limestone Valley Free Range. From 6:30pm guests were welcomed into The Providore for a glass of wine, poured by the winemakers themselves. Salumi starters served by Stones Head Chef Hugh Davison got the palettes warmed up for the feast that was to come. Under the watchful eye of Meletos Head Chef Neil Cunningham, two free range pigs were cooked over coals on our new rotisserie which was moved into The Providore courtyard especially so people could see their dinner cooking on arrival.
In The Warehouse two long tables were dressed beautifully by The Providore in-house styling team and our 50-guests sat down to a delicious shared plate experience. After a welcome and introduction from Ryan Frazer of The Providore, guests heard from Troy of Payten & Jones, about the history, their philosophy and the wines on the night. The event finished all too soon and we’re already looking forward to hosting our next one in the near future. Keep an eye out for more details via social media, our newsletter or in-store.
MEET YOUR MAKER
The Providore at Meletos hosts a regular weekend program of interactive sessions with local producers. On a Saturday or Sunday,
we invite farmers, makers and doers to pop in-store and share their produce and wares. So much more than a tasting, the sessions have
an emphasis on education and appreciation of where our food comes from and how it's made. We've already had some fantastic afternoons learning about artisan cheese making, gorgeous chocolate tastings and pasture-raised chicken farming, with a few chooks visiting our front garden on the day!
We're excited to curate the calendar of upcoming Meet Your Maker events and are simply spoiled for choice! In most cases the producers are not only represented in The Providore, but supply our kitchens across the property.