Bellota Comes to You!

Head Chef @nickyriemer has put together a quick, easy and tasty menu for all those of you who want to have a little bit of Bellota love at home! We could all use a little normalcy in life right now and the old adage of the way to the heart is thru food is more important then ever!

This menu will start from Thursday 19th March and we will even be delivering to your door! Or you can simply come in and collect straight from us – all items will be packaged safely and we even have instruction cards on hand to help you heat up the dishes that require it at home!

This is an offer of pre-prepared dishes delivered cold so you can keep them in the fridge heat them up for dinner or pop them in the freezer. We can bring wine, beer and spirits as well.  We will be delivering in our own van and will do at least two delivery runs per day, but will need you at home to accept delivery.

BELLOTA COMES TO YOU-

READY MADE MEALS AVAILABLE FROM THURSDAY 19TH MARCH

 

 

Lamb shoulder ragu & capunti, parmesan.  $20
Braised lamb shoulder with shallot, garlic, anchovy, lemon zest, white wine, chicken stock all lovingly tossed with capunti pasta, chopped parsley, extra virgin olive oil. Grated parmesan on the side.

Wine Match:
Querciabella Chianti Classico 2016. It should be a match that doesn’t need much in the way of description. Great Chianti from one of the best producers in the zone and possibly the best vintage in a very, very long time. It’s a textbook combination and an ideal pairing for this hearty dish. Combos like this are classics for a reason right…
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Tenuta Aglaea Etna Rosso Thalia 2016. If you haven’t “discovered” this wine yet then you owe it to yourself to do it and what better time than right now. The wines of Mt Etna are smoking (terrible pun I know) and while they are brilliant on their own their real strength is on the table paired with food. While this will easily sidle up to a dish like the lam shoulder and pairs perfectly with these flavours it is equally at home with something like a plate of salumi and cheese, or why not both? It’s juicy and a lovely mix of plum and cherry fruit with a really enticing spicy note. It’s a wine I cant get enough of.

Pesto alla Trapanese, broccolini, orecchiette, pecorino.  $20
Sicilian pesto with tomatoes, almonds, basil, parsley, olive oil and pecorino. Orecchiette pasta, chopped broccolini, and lashings of the pesto alla trapanese. Great vegetarian feed!

Wine Match:
There are times in life where comfort food is the only thing that will ease your soul and a dish like this with a glass of fresh, mid weight, textural and enlivening Italian white is just what the doctor ordered (I am calling myself the doctor now). Correggia’s Arneis feels like it was built for the job and is guaranteed to do the job beautifully.
Or
Perhaps this second option isn’t the most classic partner to this dish but it’s a gorgeous pairing. Chateau du Rouet Cuvee Reserve Cotes de Provence Rose 2018 has a lovely textural element, plenty of fresh stone fruit characters, a lick of salty minerality and just enough punchy acidity to cut through the pesto. It’s a fresh and lively combo that is all about balancing out the flavours and textures.

Confit duck, Mt Byron lentils, mushrooms, Madeira Jus. $25
Our Bellota signature dish – you need this at home! Confit duck leg (we confit with duck fat, garlic and bay leaves) with black Mt Byron lentils, sautéed mushrooms, madeira jus. All the good things!

Wine Match:
Ok, confit duck, lentils, mushrooms, it’s like chef said “hey Roscoe what do you want me to cook to pair up with the brilliant Burguet 2017 Bourgogne Rouge“. It’s another textbook combo and this iteration of Jean-Luc and Eric’s Bourg is stunningly good for the money and, as always, drinks more like a village level Gevrey than the Bourgogne appellation it holds. Richly fruited and plush with plenty of interest and ample energy. It’s a wine that really over delivers in every way and sits perfectly alongside a dish like this. I couldn’t ask for more.
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Hear me out on this one, Duemani Cifra 2017 is perfect for this dish. I know, I have tried a couple of times to make sure. It’s 100% Cabernet Franc aged in concrete to ensure it retains both varietal and regional character both of which it has in abundance and with brilliant flair. The wine is crafted by the master Luca D’Attoma specifically for the table and as an early consumption option. It’s sole purpose in life is to pair up with something delicious and be enjoyed for what it is, a beautifully enticing wine that is wonderfully digestible and perfect for this dish or many, many others.

Charred peppers, cous cous, chilli, basil, labne.  $17
A salad with big chunks of charred red and yellow peppers, cous cous, pickled red onion, capers, chopped parsley, chilli oil and a good dollop of labne to finish. Hearty, healthy, goodness.

Shaved cabbage salad, chilli, parmesan, saba. $15
Another favourite of our Bellota diners. Shaved savoy cabbage, shaved fennel, shaved red onion, chopped parsley, mint, lemon vinaigrette, sumac, dried chilli flakes, grated grana Padano parmesan and generous drizzles of saba. Perfect on its own or with a big bowl of pasta.

Tomato, barley, almond, pomegranate salad, feta. $15
Big flavor salad time. Lots of freshly chopped tomatoes, tossed with pearled barley, roast almonds, parsley, pomegranate molasses, red wine vinegar, cumin, garlic, extra virgin olive oil. Topped off with our creamy goat and cow milk marinated feta.

Please note

No variations to meals All meals will come with an instruction card on how to plate them up so they look just like you would have at Bellota.  Home delivery will cover Middle Park, Albert Park and South Melbourne, Delivery 12-6pm Monday to Saturday between 12-6pm – for same day delivery please order by 3pm. If you are outside of the area noted above please ask and we will see what we can arrange. Orders placed online for collection here at Bellota or Prince Wine Store can be collected between the hours of 12pm – 9pm.

Please find below links to the food and suggested wine matches – but of course you can add anything from the PWS selection –

Click here for a list of Red Wine Under $30

Click here for a list of white wine under $30

Click here to see the latest mixed dozen