Oyster lovers it is time to rejoice because Cala Luna have launched Oyster and Wine Flights; shucked oyster varieties matched to premium wine.
I was lucky enough to be invited down on a beautiful moonlit night to sample these fabulous oysters and wines and I was not disappointed. The venue is stunning with gorgeous views of the the Sydney Harbour.
The Oyster and Wine Flights are perfect for those who like to sample a little of everything, the flight includes three different oyster varieties paired to three different sommelier selected wines. Instead of ordering the standard dozen or half dozen, for just $39, diners can try each of the following:
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Angasi oyster matched to Villa Jolanda Prosecco NV.
This was the first time I have ever had an Angasi oyster (also known as flat oyster). The shell is more ‘clam’ looking than most oysters. I enjoyed the Angasi oyster’s full flavour and meatier texture compared to other varieties; I found it extremely tasty. I am a fan of Prosecco and the Villa Jolanda is fruity (hint of grapefruit) and paired exceptionally well with the Angasi. I tried one oyster with Cala Luna’s vinaigrette and one without, just to sample both. Either way worked for me.
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Sydney Rock oyster matched to Pala Fiori Vermentino di Sardegna.
I find Sydney rock oysters not as strong as other varieties and especially enjoy them with a good vinaigrette. The Sydney rock oyster worked well with the Pala Fiori Vermentino di Sardegna, a deep straw coloured with a slight green tinge Italian white with a hint of thyme. Both were perfect together.
Pacific oysters matched to the Leeuwin Estate Art Series Riesling.
These rather larger Pacific’s were perfectly matched with this delightful Riesling with lime and citrus accents. The wine seemed to cut through that zinc taste that is often experienced with the Pacific oyster.
Wines can be substituted but, I think they have been chosen extremely well and I’d go with the choice given.
The pairing is served with Cala Luna’s fresh sour dough with balsamic & olive oil plus beautiful butter coated in black salt. Don’t underestimate that little treat!
We decided to stay on for dinner and I chose the Ravioli di Mare
Prawns, Scallop, Zucchini and Burnt Butter. This beautifully presented dish is rich and creamy, beautifully plated and delicious.
I have dined at Cala Luna before and when I’m asked off the top of my head what are my favourite Sydney restaurants, Cala Luna always gets a mention.
With two stunning venues, including iconic waterfront views at Mosman and in a heritage building at North Sydney, it’s the ideal setting to enjoy these delicious pairings. Available from now until the end of May.
Thank you Cala Luna for hosting Sydney Chic.