A meal of memories (+meeting Novak Djokovic ) at Jacob’s Creek Table

Do you have a favourite recipe, or a dish that always reminds you of a special memory? Or maybe a meal that takes you back to your childhood, or a trip that changed you, or a significant event?

Australian wine brand Jacob’s Creek has teamed up with tennis champion and world number 1 Novak Djokovic to celebrate food and wine and the special memories that they can evoke.

For the launch of their new #madeby campain, Jacob’s Creek organised a very special dinner, hosted in Wimbledon by Novak himself and celebrity chef Lisa Faulkner.

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So last week, we made our way to Wimbledon in the pouring rain and as soon as we arrived, we knew we were in for a very, very special night.

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Long tables were layed in Wimbledon’s legendary All England Lawn Tennis Club, with beautiful colour-coordinated flower arrangements…

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

And of course, some of Jacob’s Creek very best wine!

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

We started the party in style with a taste of the brand’s two Chardonnays.

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

Classic on the left, Reserve on the right.

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

The later was my favourite.

Elegant, creamy and refined, it’s the perfect welcome drink.

We then moved things to the dinner table for a very special menu.

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Each dish had been selected by top food bloggers, as well as hosts Lisa Faulkner and Novak Djokovic, and each triggered a very special food memory.

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

Delicious food and equally delightful stories? I couldn’t wait to get stuck in!

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

But this stunning Charcuterie & Cheese platter might have had something to do with that…

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Parma ham, salami, N’Duja, creamy brie, a big wedge of blue cheese, thinly sliced Manchego…

It truly was a foodie’s (and We The Food Snobs‘) dream come true!

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

Scallops with crispy pancetta and pea puree.

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

A recreation of Not Another Mummy Blog‘s first wedding anniversary dinner and an absolute delight!

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

Served alongside Jacob’s Creek Reserve sauvignon Blanc ’14 (lovely with the scallops)

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

And just a touch of Jacob’s Creek Reserve Pinot Noir ’13 (the perfect pairing to any sharing platter)

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

Needless to say, it got the food memories flowing.

There were tales of fish finger sandwiches, Christmas dinners, pasta alla vongole and much more…

My story? It was all about meeting my boyfriend and baking the world’s best brownies

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Novak Djokovic also shared his favourite recipe: a delightful vegan lasagna, featuring zucchini, squash and heaps of pesto (which I totally failed to take any picture of).

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

Good thing Novak’s better than me when it comes to fulfilling his picture engagements ??

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

Besides Novak’s signature lasagna, mains also included Jacob’s Creek Executive Chef Veronica Zahra’s signature dish, Lamb cutlet with rocket, caramelised figs and balsamic reduction.

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Cooked to pink perfection, it was the perfect nod to the Barossa Valley (the home of Jacob’s Creek) and paired amazingly with the brand’s flagship wine, the Reserve Barossa Shiraz.

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

And Lisa Faulkner’s favourite dish of all times, Tarragon chicken.

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

Creamy and incredibly fragrant, it’s basically love (and cream) on a plate.

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

All served with a double helping of super rich, delightfully indulgent potato dauphinoise.

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

And followed by the most amazing selection of puddings.

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Classic Berry Pavlova.

An Aussie classic that’s impossible to resist!

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

A Mummy Too‘s devilish Lemon curd & white chocolate cheesecake creation.

Inspired by her tow favourite desserts and just as good as you’d expect.

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

And Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Meeting Novak Djokovic with Jacob's Creek Table | Cake + Whisky

A (sticky) finger-licking good British classic (and Food Globin‘s favourite)!

And this caramel sauce… One spoonful was enough for it to become one of my most treasured food memories! (I had many more just to be sure).

Excellent food, delicious wine and conversation with fellow food nerds… Needless to say, it was a fantastic evening.

An experience I intend to re-enact very soon in my own home, and strongly encourage you to try out!

Gather a few friends, cover a table with food to be shared, open a couple of Jacob’s Creek finest wine… and let the food memories flow!

What’s your dearest food memory? Please share your stories in the comments, I’d love to read them!

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A meal of memories (+meeting Novak Djokovic ) at Jacob’s Creek Table

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