Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Ambar Hill at the Straddie Oyster Festival

Enjoying an oyster at the Straddie Oyster festival.

Ambar Hill Chardonnay Verdelho - the perfect wine for seafood and especially oysters.

Shin (Exec Chef of Sake) and friends.

Greg Nankervis' excellent oysters.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

See us at the Straddie Oyster Festival this Saturday

Ambar Hill is proud to be attending the Straddie oyster festival. We will be serving our Chardonnay Verdelho which is the perfect crisp accompaniment to local oysters.
A little about the festival....
The Straddie Sharks Rugby League & All Sports Club at Dunwich will showcase the cream of the crop of Straddie oysters, presented by The Stradbroke Association of Oyster Farmers, this Saturday 10th December when it holds the “Original Straddie Oyster Festival” at Ron Stark Oval at Dunwich for the 3rd successive year at its new home.
The day will commence at 10am with the Traditional Official Opening and Welcome to Country by Quandamooka Elder Aunty Margaret Iselin. That will be followed by some traditional dances by the Minjerribah Dance Group from Stradbroke and a visiting New Guinea dance troup.
The usual Competitions of Oyster Opening (shucking), Oyster Eating, Prawn Peeling & Eating, etc. will be held over the day which is planned to wind up at 6pm. People will also be able to try their hand at Oyster Cutting and Turning for Presentation AFTER the oysters have been opened by the professional oyster Farmers.
This year there will be a Classic Car & Motor Bike Show which will feature the replica Jim Beam V8 racing Car for the Rev. Heads in the crowd, Fun Rides for all the children along with oodles of new Market Stalls and Live Music all day along with our loyal Celebrity Comperes Spencer Jolly and Bruce Paige leading the proceedings.
As a special addition this year Fino Food + Wines will be sponsoring sponsoring Oyster & Seafood Cooking Demonstrations by Executive Chef “Shin” from the well known “Sake” Restaurant in Brisbane. This is expected to draw special interest from the cuisine conscious in the crowd.
There will be a huge selection of foods and beverages available from stalls around the ground and don’t forget to bring your empty Eskys to take home a selection of the fresh local Straddie seafood which will be available for sale .
You will also have the opportunity to win a 5 night stay at Anchorage Village , plus a free return vehicle ferry car trip with the big raffle on the day, be sure and buy your tickets. These prizes have kindly been donated by our sponsors Anchorage Village and Stradbroke Ferries
A boat will run from the Southern Moreton Bay Islands including Coochiemudlo departing Russell Island at 10.30am then via all other SMB islands direct to Dunwich. Phone 3409 9216 to book a place on this as spaces are limited. It will return to SMBI departing Dunwich at 5pm. Fares for this service are Adults $15, Children/Pensioners $10 Return. Mainland visitors transport will be well catered for by catching the Stradbroke Ferries water taxi or vehicle ferries from Toondah Harbour, Cleveland which will drop off at their Dunwich pontoon which is a 2 minute easy walk to the Ron Stark Oval and the Festival. Boats run just about hourly but phone 3488 5300 to check timetables.

A vineyard would have been fun when I was 15