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Recipe: Caramelised Onion, Fig, Rosemary and Wine Sauce

Caramelised Onion, Fig, Rosemary and Wine Sauce

This quick and versatile sauce is more like a savoury compote. Excellent condiment for using figs, especially when you have had enough of sweet fig-based desserts. Serve as a sauce with roast lamb, baked fish, on pizza bases or like a?relish. It’s just as good made with a full bodied red wine or Port style wine.

Prep 10 mins ? Cook 25 mins?

INGREDIENTS

2 tbsp olive oil

500g brown onions, sliced thinly

1 cup fresh figs or ? cup dried figs

? cup wine (Liebichwein red wine or Tawny Port)

1 cup stock (chicken or vegetable)

1 tbsp Liebichwein Muscat Vinegar (balsamic vinegar can be substituted)

1 tbsp chopped rosemary or thyme (fresh or dried)

Salt & Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

Prepare sliced onions and cut figs into quarters if using fresh figs.

Heat olive oil in large frying pan. Add onions and sprinkle some salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden, about 20 minutes.

Stir in figs, wine, stock, vinegar and herbs. Increase heat to high and simmer until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Add salt and pepper taste.

Store in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Alternatively, freeze in small portions until ready to use.

Enjoy!

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Hands-on Cheese Making & Winery Lunch

Learn how to make fresh and white mould cheese styles including Haloumi, Feta and Camembert with our expert in residence?Kate Harbison, a local chef?who helps out in cellar door.

Enjoy cheese making demonstrations, wine & lunch in the Barrel Shed. All participants get to take home freshly made cheese.

 

Sunday 14th June 2015

 

11.30 am ? 2.30pm

 

$75 per person

 

Bookings essential

 

(08) 85244543?? ??? info@liebichwein.com.au

 

Read about our previous event

 

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Cheesemaker for a Day

We had a ball hosting another?cheese making workshop?in November 2014,?bigger and better than the first.

Our expert in residence was Kate Harbison who helps out in cellar door. Kate brought along her hand-made Camembert cheeses and explained how she had made them. Then we proceeded to make our own Fetta in a really simple process. Some of the Fetta was concentrated on the day and turned into Haloumi which was later fried as part of the lunch menu.

Our delicious lunch spread included spinach and cheese flaky pastry pie, locally smoked salmon from Lyndoch Butcher on Lebanese bread with capers lemon juice and lettuce. ?Of course we left room for dessert – hazelnut meringue with apricot conserve and cream.

Not forgetting the Liebich wines served during the day to complete this unique food and wine experience.

Who would be keen to attend if we held another one next year?

Drop us a line to register your interest on info@liebichwein.com.au

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Barossa Gourmet Weekend 2014: Just Desserts & Fortified

Sunday 17th August 2014

We were excited to be hosting this intimate indulgent treat as part of Barossa Gourmet Weekend.?A?sell-out crowd were taken behind the scenes of the world of fortified wine covering the grape varieties, barrel ageing, food matching and most importantly the sensory experience.

Guests enjoyed an afternoon master class hosted by Ron Liebich and his daughter Briony.

The Tasting

A series of Grenache-based tawnys of different ages were compared to show how varietal flavours and woody flavours integrate and develop into complex liqueur wines. We tasted Ruby Grenache (1 year old), Classic Old Barossa (10 years), 20th Anniversary Tawny (20 years).

Matching Fortified with Desserts

Briony works as a Sensory Analyst and provided insights into basic taste interactions and why we love sweet flavours. The desserts were prepared by local chef Kate Harbison using as many local ingredients as possible. The desserts inspired by French cuisine as Ron and Janet had the privilege of visiting France this year.

Here are the wines and desserts served as complementary pairings:

Pairing #1

Classic Muscat ?- Apricot Frangipane Tart with Jersey cream

Pairing #2

Classic Frontignac ? Wine-spiced poached pear with cinnamon quince glaze

Pairing #3

Classic Semillon ? Cr?me brulee cheesecake with vanilla-infused orange slice

Pairing #4

Grand Tawny ? Choux puffs and port-soaked prune creme anglaise with dark chocolate sauce

Thanks to everyone who attended and assisted with this true sweet indulgence!

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