About Cultivating Tastes
A mild winter’s afternoon of alfresco wining & dining on locally crafted cuisine. The Menu by Joseph Prout of Lickity Fingers Catering, served at the long table at Groves Grown Tropical Fruit Orchard & accompanied by Australian wines. With regional produce insights provided by the growers, chef and wine supplier, join us for this delicious feast of knowledge.
PARKER COONAWARRA ESTATE
Our selections of wines for lunch have been sourced from the vineyard of Parker Coonawarra Estate.
For over a quarter of a century, Parker Estate has achieved numerous wine show medals, trophies and accolades, including a Five Star rating by James Halliday, Langton’s Classification V for Excellence, and many high rating reviews by major wine media both within Australia and internationally.
The Parker Coonawarra Estate vineyards are located on the highly regarded southern area of Coonawarra’s famed ‘cigar strip’ of Terra Rossa over limestone soil.
THE ORCHARD – GROVES GROWN TROPICAL FRUITS
Ian and Sandy Groves Orchard is situated in Bungundarra, the family enterprise, originally started when Ian’s father bought 26H in 1958 and over time the holding has grown to over 160H. Presently crops grown are Lychees, Avocado, Mango, Carambola, Longans and Loquats. The fruit is packed on farm and sent to the southern markets.
JOSEPH PROUT – LICKITY FINGERS CATERING
Joe’s experiences as a Chef have seen him work in some interesting and remote places including the other side of Australia, The Wild West Kimberly Region of Western Australia, at El Questro Wilderness Park.
This included opportunities to cook for the likes of Megan Gale and Hugh Jackman. He’s also worked in Canada at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge where he gained one of the biggest feathers in his hat… cooking for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip.
He joined the gourmet event catering group Epicure at Zinc@FedSquare in Melbourne and catered for large world-class events such as The Melbourne Cup (working in The Emirates Marquee), The Melbourne F1 Grand Prix, Anzac Day at the MCG, where dreams come true. Joe has moved back to Rocky to share his culinary experience and love for food with his Hometown and his business Lickity Fingers Catering.
PADDOCK TO PLATE
REGIONAL PRODUCE MENU
Walk in the Orchard
Grilled Eggplant Rolls, Roasted Beans, Lemon Labna
At The Table
Champagne Braised Dawson Valley Free Range Pig’s Trotter, Radish & Capers
Ceviche of Locally Caught Reef Fish, Avocado, Cucumber Ribbons, Star Fruit, Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Autumn Salad of Freshly Picked Beans, Watermelon Radish, Pickled Beetroot, Barambah Feta
Smoked Local Kokotungo Organic Beef Brisket, Textures of Sweet Potato, Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Salsa Verde
Sweet Note to Finish
Lickity Loquat Verrine