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ANDE'S RECIPE: OYSTER PATTIES

Many years ago I visited New Zealand and had a Paura fritter in a Wellington Fish and Chip Shop I have never forgotten that taste. Oh to have one again. However I am a Pescatorian and love Oysters, preferably freshly shucked. But there are those times when you over cater. After our recent Oyster night at Side Gate HQ we had a few dozen spare– Josef purchased 80 dozen wooooooah!! Ocean Made Robert Street Collingwood go see them they are amazing, if you can’t see your dream fish in the pristine shop they have it out back. Thats another story! Warning freeze your oysters only if in great condition. Our motto : When in doubt chuck it out. Serve with...

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Georgie Orbach Wines is Turning One

August is Georgie Orbach month as we celebrate her first year of business! 🍾 🎉 🍷 To celebrate we're offering a dozen of her wines mixed to your likening.Chardonnay, Sauv Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon.. oh my! You decide!$120 per dozen (mixed to your choice)On until 31st of August, 2016Free Melb metro delivery / $10 elsewhere in AusTo order: call Georgie on 0409 231 246 or order online. P.s. Keep posted for an exclusive party we will be throwing at the end of the month

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Winter Truffle Hunting is Back

Its the time of year again where Ande and Josef head off looking for their winter treasure, the truffle!   Look out for the forthcoming truffle event in Collingwood that will excite your taste pallet with booth wine and truffles for the tasting! Oak Hill Truffle Hunting  Nestled in the historic goldfield town of Gordon just 1 hour out of Melbourne CBD, lies “Oak Hill Truffles”.  We got a chance to visit a beautiful patch of farm land and home of Truffle farm owners Merylee and Ian. The central highlands region are ideally suited for the production of winter truffles from mid-June to the end of August with warm summers, cold winters and plenty of frosts! We were welcomed into...

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Ande Orbach: A creative spirit and asset to Side Gate

 Ande is the SA connection to Side Gate. Proudly a new Australian stemming from Austria, she grew up in wonderful Adelaide.  After a number of careers including teaching Primary School, being a Flight Attendant and experiencing  a world full of travel and life experiences she connected with Josef and his 3 beautiful daughters in Melbourne. Some years later with the addition of two new Orbach girls the family moved to Clare SA for a country escape. Ande started a weekly street Market 'Andy's Market', was LOTE German teacher at St Joseph's School and  later became the Restauranter at Clarevale. Some 4 years on the move back to Victoria was a initiated by Josef's desire to launch his first wine label...

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Free wine and truffle tasting

Meet the Side Gate winemaker and the Oakhill truffle grower at this special event in our pop-up cellar door in collingwood! Cant make the sale? Don't worry - We deliver*! Just call Josef on 0403 017 301 for a great wine deal! *$10 flat rate delivery australia wide.

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