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Local Barossa Chef named to lead new-look St Hugo restaurant

St Hugo has reopened, featuring a new chef, new food offering, and new wine tasting experiences for guests to enjoy.

The Home of St Hugo in the picturesque Barossa Valley, has officially reopened and is welcoming guests to experience an elevated and relaxed wine and food offering, which continues to showcase the power and elegance of St Hugo’s award-winning wines. 

The Australian fine wine brand has been busy behind the scenes, appointing a new Executive Chef and curating a selection of new wine tasting experiences for visitors to enjoy.

A Barossa local, Nikolas Tucker (pictured above) has taken on the role of Executive Chef at St Hugo and will offer a flexible menu highlighting local produce and open-flame cooking to showcase St Hugo’s selection of premium wines.

Tucker’s passion for local produce, and St Hugo’s on-site Kitchen Garden, will be evident throughout the menu. He brings both local and international culinary experience to the new-look St Hugo restaurant.

“We are very lucky within the St Hugo precinct to have access to our own kitchen garden where we can grow seasonal produce which is a focal part of our food program,” says Tucker. “I am pleased to be able to offer an exceptional menu of the same quality as St Hugo’s wines.”

The Hugo Lounge will offer Tucker’s small bites with a full a la carte menu to follow in mid-December. This lighter Lounge menu includes Beetroot puree, sour dough flat bread; Lima bean parfait, kumuat jam, toast; and, more unconventionally, Fried chicken, brioche, cucumber salad.

As St Hugo readies itself for a new chapter in its history, a number of wine tasting experiences will also be on offer to visitors.

For history buffs, the Louis Hugo Gramp Experience, named as such to honour the wine’s namesake, offers a tour through St Hugo’s history, and a selection of wines that have evolved and shaped the collection over time.

For wine appreciators looking to take their knowledge one step further, the Riedel Masterclass offers an accessible experience that demonstrates the importance of correct glassware, and how this decision can affect the flavour profile and aroma of your wine.

For the foodies, St Hugo’s chefs will offer personalised Chef’s Table experiences, giving guests the opportunity to select produce from the Kitchen Garden to be used in their lunch. You will then join your chef as he prepares your lunch in a private cooking experience, before sitting down together to enjoy your efforts with magnificent views of the Barossa, with a selection of St Hugo wines.

Also available is the Fine and Rare Experience, a new personalised wine tasting designed for those looking to make an investment in their new or growing wine collection. This AUD $3,000 luxury experience is available exclusively for new and existing Wine Club members, hosted by Chief Winemaker Peter Munro and St Hugo’s Cellaring Concierge Tim Redman.

The Fine and Rare Experience has been launched as part of St Hugo’s Cellaring Concierge, a new service offering personalised cellaring advice to help wine appreciators build the collection of their dreams.

Several new events packages will soon be launched, including a wedding package offering.

The Home of St Hugo is now open. For more information, please visit sthugo.com

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