Blog 44: The V+S Ball- Clovelly Surf Club 26th Oct

Jack and Jillaroos don your dress thongs and fishtail your ute to Clovelly Surf Club in Sydney for Australia’s premiere Vermentino and Sardines (V+S) Ball – a shindig like no other making its debut as part of the 2011 Crave Sydney International Food Festival (CraveSIFF).

Infamous fishead John Susman will skipper the evening accompanied by fellow seafoodies, sardine catchers Joe and Megan Tapley who will be on hand to school the haul of revelers on the ways of growing and catching sardines.

Sardine and Vermentino loving chefs Massimo Mele and Giovanni Pilu will be manning the grill while winemakers from Brown Brothers, Chalmers, Running with Bulls, Yalumba, Trentham Estate, 919 and De Bortoli will be on hand to pour, talk and taste this fresh, zesty and sustainable white wine.

Winemaker (without border) Ms Corrina Wright of Oliver’s Taranga is a country lass at heart and cannot think of a better event to showcase two of her favourite wine and fish varieties:

“Frocks, thongs, Vermentino and Sardines- can’t think of a better way to spend a night. Can’t wait to bring the Vermentino to the party with loads of my other winemaking mates!” she says.

So don’t miss out on the waft of charcoal smoking sardines and Eskies full of crisp, dry Vermentino. They are delicious, cheap, good for you and totally sustainable. Resistance is useless. Bring on the V+S Ball!

COST: $80 per head
DRESS: Thongs/boots, shorts, ball gowns and bowties
TWITTER: #vandsball #cravesiff

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