We host special events all year round from masterclasses, meet the winemaker nights, to cheese tasting evenings. Our events are perfect for all levels of wine and cheese lovers from novices just getting to know wine, to those keen to expand their appreciation, to wine experts alike. A great idea for a mid-week date night, friends night out, or groups wanting to meet up for a unique experience.
VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER
The perfect place for romantics to spend this Valentine’s Day with their special someone.
Chef, Donald Wilson has designed a four-course menu for you and your loved one to indulge in.
A single red rose awaits your valentine and a glass of bubbles.
Friday, 14 February, 2020
4 Course dinner $89.00pp
Matched wines $70.00pp
Pork Scratching with apple tartare.
Pressed watermelon salad, Jamon Serrano, house labne, frisée, aged balsamic
Pan-fried Barramundi, courgette tagliatelle, scallop, fish velouté & pesto
Cheeseboard to share:
Pistachio & rose petal Chevre, Gorgonzola in waffle cone, honeycomb, dark chocolate, fig & onion chutney, muscatels, house-made bread & lavosh
With February 14th, 2020 fast approaching make your reservation today!
Bookings are essential.
*No Discount vouchers, Gift Cards, Entertainment Cards can be used for this event
Please enquire before booking about dietary requirements by calling 03 9077 1323.
Greek Cooking Class featuring Mary Valle.
Join us at Spencer & Co Wine Bar Provedore in a relaxed, friendly cooking class to learn about Greek ingredients, techniques and flavours.
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Time: 4pm for a 4.30pm start
Price: $180.00 pp
Cooking Classes are designed in an informal manner and are demonstration format, though I encourage you to participate during the class.
During this intimate cooking class, you will learn about the Greek Mediterranean diet, and the recipes and stories that inspired Mary to document traditional recipes and write her cookbooks.
Learn how to make filo pastry from scratch and prepare a spanakopita. You will learn how to prepare stuffed vegetables, which we will serve with a salad and tzatziki. And a special sweet treat to complete the meal with a coffee. It will feel more like a gathering of friends who have a shared love for Greek Mediterranean style food.
Afterwards, you will enjoy the fruits of our labour with a glass of wine and you will take away with you recipe booklets so you can prepare the food at home plus some extra recipes for sharing with family and friends.
EACH CLASS WILL INCLUDE:
Indulging in dishes cooked with quality ingredients (some home grown, some organic).
A sit-down meal at the end of the class.
One standard glass of quality wine, mineral water, coffee and tea.
Participation in the cooking is optional but advisable.
For costs and complete booking details please see below Booking Information.
Class sizes are limited so bookings are essential.
Full payment must be made at the time of booking.
Places in the class are confirmed upon receipt of full payment on a first in first serve basis.
Payment will not be refunded for cancellations made within 14 days of the class commencing.
However, you are welcome to send someone in your place if you are unable to attend the class.
If due to exceptional circumstances a scheduled class does not run we reserve the right to change the date of the class or to cancel it. An alternative date will be given or a full refund.
Minimum of 8 people required to run classes.
Duration of class will take approximately 3-4 hours – allowing also time to eat them and enjoy them.
About Mary Valle
Born to Greek parents, Mary grew up surrounded by tradition and a love of food. Mary’s love of travel, a rich Greek heritage and great skill in the kitchen has seen the Melbourne-based cook become one of Australia’s most-respected authorities on Mediterranean cuisine.
Mary often spends time in her family’s home in Greece and nearby Mediterranean countries where she learns new techniques and recipes to add to her kitchen. She teaches Mediterranean style cooking in Melbourne, sharing her passion and love for food with others. She is the author of the best-selling cookery books My Greek Kitchen, My Mediterranean Kitchen, Everyday Mediterranean and Mediterranean Lifestyle Cooking and contributes to magazines regularly.
Mary has led four sold out retreats to Ikaria and her new cookbook “Ikaria” will be published by Hardie Grant, in September 2020.
On behalf of the Spencer & Co team, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support this year, without you, there’d be no us. You’re the keystone of our shop, and we appreciate all your input, and seeing you as often as we do.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Bring on 2020! More wine, more food, more cheese, more fun!
FRIDAY 22 NOVEMBER 2019
ONE NIGHT ONLY! ⠀
We are welcoming Madeline and Gabriel this Friday 22nd November bringing you their acoustic soul from 7pm onwards! ⠀
Madeline & Gabriel are a soul stirring duo from Melbourne. The blend of Madeline’s strong and soulful vocals against Gabriel’s acoustic arrangements makes a perfect evening full of live music. ⠀
WEDNESDAY 14 AUGUST 2019
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We are thrilled to announce that Brian Martin from Hunter-Gatherer Vintners is hosting our next wine and cheese masterclass.
Brian is one of the most respected people in the wine industry. He is the chief winemaker for the biggest contract sparkling producer in the southern hemisphere, but we’ll be shining a spotlight on his own Hunter-Gatherer label.
Premium wines with genuine personality, all made by hand in minuscule quantities from Heathcote and Macedon Ranges fruit.
Brian will be showcasing his highly rated Riesling, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Shiraz.
Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day
SUNDAY 12th MAY
LUNCH 1 – 3 pm
DINNER 6 – 8 pm
Spencer & Co Wine Bar has organised a special event for mum’s this year with our all you can eat signature grazing table! Think artisan cheeses, charcuterie, antipasti, fresh fruits, dip, hot foods, fresh breads and our infamous in-house made lavosh accompanied with a complimentary glass of bubbly for mum.
WINE & CHEESE MASTERCLASS
WEDNESDAY 8th MAY
7pm – 8.30pm
Winemaking royalty comes to Spencer & Co Wine Bar – we welcome Duke Ranson
from Duke’s Vineyard.
Since planting the first vines on Duke’s 60th birthday in 1999, as “their retirement”, Duke’s Vineyard has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed vineyards in Western Australia. Being consistently named in James Halliday’s Top 100 since 2013 and winning Best Wine in Australia with their 2017 Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling, the first time a white has ever won!
Delve into Duke’s winemaking journey whilst we showcase five of their wines carefully matched with five artisan cheeses.