Taste by Appointment

Imagine an invitation to dinner where guests are asked to explore their preferences for sweet, sour, bitter, salt or umami tastes. There will only be 12 of you, and all of the food has been created for the evening by the chefs at Melbourne’s hatted Saint Crispin.

Curious?

It was at the ‘Taste by Appointment’ dinner last week where I discovered you could, in fact, drink vodka with every course. Grey Goose pulled out all stops to educate us on how and why. Ever considered a martini with chicken broth, or chilled vodka with Anjou pear tea? Me neither! But while it might seem foreign or unusual, the expert bar tenders along with brand ambassador Andy Wren had spent a week creating drinks to match the food and categories mentioned above.

And…it worked to my surprise.

At the end of the night after you’ve been guided through various ‘tastes,’ you create a drink all of your own, based on what you like. After discussing with the bar tenders what you enjoyed about the menu and why, they go ahead and make you a completely bespoke cocktail.

Honestly – luxury much?!

Lady Melbourne with a GREY GOOSE vodka served chilled with St-Germain elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice and soda water

GREY GOOSE vodka served chilled with St-Germain elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice and soda water

GREY GOOSE vodka served chilled with St-Germain elderflower liqueur, freshly squeezed lime juice and soda water

Wagyu beef fillet and cheek, soy and roasted onion consommé, wakame and mushroom fricassee with Pacific Oyster and sesame seed crunch

Wagyu beef fillet and cheek, soy and roasted onion consommé, wakame and mushroom fricassee with Pacific Oyster and sesame seed crunch.

GREY GOOSE vodka with roast chicken, cherry tomato and carrot medley with Noilly Prat stirred with a dash of thyme and lemon peel vinegar

GREY GOOSE vodka with roast chicken, cherry tomato and carrot medley with Noilly Prat stirred with a dash of thyme and lemon peel vinegar

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  • Love trying new things 🙂

  • Thanks doll, right back at you!

  • luciana

    OOOOH! Thats sounds very luxurious, and interesting.
    What a wonderful way to explore different tastes.

  • Curious for sure. And the photos, are just stunning. You really do consider every gorgeous part of your site, it’s an inspiration.