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Lobster and Semillon Spring Pop Up

Mount Pleasant has launched its sensational spring lobster roll and Semillon pop-up at The Laneway at the Cellar Door on Marrowbone Rd in Pokolbin.


Every weekend throughout spring, guests can enjoy a lobster roll and a glass (or bottle) of the 2017 Lovedale Semillon and 2022 Estate Grown Semillon. Mount Pleasant's famous Semillon.

Lovedale and Semillon are one of the best wine-land combinations. Planted by Maurice O'Shea in 1946, the Lovedale site is a true viticultural marvel. Having been considered completely inhospitable for growing vines, O'Shea recognised this section of ancient sandy sea-bed for its true potential. As a result, Mount Pleasant is now famous for its Semillons.

Curated by Justin North in collaboration with head chef Kyle Whitbourne, the kitchen team has sourced local Eastern Rock Lobster and chosen an artisan milk bun to create the ultimate lobster roll to pair with and showcase Mount Pleasant's Semillon offerings. The divine bites will be available for just $19 (wine additional).

"We wanted to create the perfect spring pairing for this limited-time offer. Taking into account the balance of flavours required between food and wine, we chose to use creamy yuzu mayonnaise and semi-sweet bun to help to offset the dry Semillon," said North.

"Because of its acidity, our Semillon is the perfect match for the sweet flesh of shellfish and seafood, especially lobster. We wanted to introduce it as a special offering to showcase our wine's versatility and the broad range of foods they can be paired with," added Chief Winemaker Adrian Sparks.

Due to the popularity of the pop-up and demand for lobster rolls, they've now been added as a regular menu item in the cellar door as part of the wine-tasting experience.

The Laneway will be open for the pop-up every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30am-2:30pm until the end of November.



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