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ONE of the most familiar faces among South Australian sommeliers will be front man for the hi-tech d’Arenberg Cube in McLaren.
Josh Picken, who made his name at Orana restaurant in Adelaide and has since worked at the Currant Shed and Shobosho has been named as a key cubist by the Osborn family. He will link with restaurant manager Sarah Feehan (Noma, Orana, Attica, Southern Ocean Lodge) and head chefs Brendan Wessels and Lindsay Durr at the anticipated McLaren Vale winery restaurant and tasting facility. “Chester first told me about his plan for the d’Arenberg Cube over 10 years ago, and even then I was excited about his vision,” Picken said. “The restaurant’s wine list will be full of d’Arenberg back vintages, alongside a carefully curated selection of champagne and international wines.” d’Arry’s owner and chief winemaker Chester Osborn says he’s “thrilled with the enthusiasm and talent” the new team will bring to the Cube, scheduled to open before the end of the year.