Beefsteak & Burgundy Club
Real estate agent Sam Musumeci isn’t easy to impress at dinner time. Coming from a Sicilian background, he’s always been passionate about food and he previously owned La Cucina Pizza & Pasta House in Kirwan and La Cucina Restaurant & Bar in Flinders Street East.
“As a child, when we sat down at the dinner table, the TV had to be switched off so we could enjoy good conversation and, of course, good food,” Sams says. “I love cooking Italian food and have continued the family tradition by using my mother’s recipes every time I cook an Italian dish.”
Sam is also president of the Beefsteak & Burgundy Club, which was formed in Townsville in 1972. The national club was formed in Adelaide in 1954 by businessmen after watching wine makers at a restaurant get together once a month to talk about the industry and sample each other’s wines. They then decided it would be a great idea to get together once a month and enjoy good company, good food and good wine.
We’re local businessmen who enjoy good food, good wine and great camaraderie.
“We currently have 30 members and meet every third Tuesday of the month at a different restaurant,” Sam says. “We’re local businessmen who enjoy good food, good wine and great camaraderie. It’s not a formal gathering but rather good friends getting together, chatting and enjoying good food and good wine.”
When the club members visit a restaurant they ask the chef to come up with his/her signature dish and match the wines to the dish.
“We like the food to be creative and, of course, tasty,” Sam says. “Good service is also critical.”
TOP 5 FOODIE EXPERIENCES
01 Touch of Salt
The food is always great and the service is fantastic. Mark and the team go out of their way to make sure we have a good experience.
02 The Balcony
We often frequent The Balcony. The atmosphere is vibrant and the team always do something special and different for us.
03 The Pier Restaurant
The setting at The Pier, looking over the marina, is fabulous. Shannon always looks after us and we enjoy the atmosphere and food.
We love JAM. They have great service and provide us with a private area upstairs. It’s a wonderful atmosphere and they go out of their way with presenting excellent food.
05 Donna Bionda
A definite favourite. Good Italian food and great service.