Seasonal Food & Wine Pairings: Tomato and Bread Salad
To celebrate the New Year and all of the goodness that the summer season provides us, we are thrilled to bring you the second instalment of the Millbrook seasonal food and wine pairings – Tomato and Bread Salad with our 2022 Regional Verdejo!
Tomato season is in full swing and this week alone the team have harvested 100kg from the Millbrook estate garden! With tomatoes in abundance this season, there couldn't be a more perfect time to create this fresh and vibrant dish at home.
On the seasonality of tomatoes and how they encompass the ethos behind Millbrook's 'paddock to plate' mindset, Executive Chef Guy Jeffreys said:
"You say tomato, I say heirloom tomato grown from last year's saved seeds. Plant tomato seeds into a seedling tray in August, then transplant into the garden late September, harvest in January, collect seeds and repeat every year."
You can find Guy's delicious recipe below:
You can download the recipe card below and be sure to share your recreations with us on Instagram!
Complete your recipe with Guy's wine pairing of choice: the 2022 Regional Verdejo.
On this exciting Spanish varietal, Millbrook Winemaker Emma Gillespie said: “This is such a rare varietal outside of its homeland in Spain, grown on one of our company-owned vineyards in Margaret River. Often compared to whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, we wanted to make sure to pull away from making it like any other white wine. This allowed us to create a wine yielding maximum expression of the varietal characters, by taking a more minimalist winemaking approach."
Shop the Millbrook 2022 Regional Verdejo here.