Ramble along the Rhone wine dinner 23 November
The Rhone rises in the Swiss Alps and flows south and west into France. At Lyon it turns sharply south, and there heads 300km down to the horse-grazed marshes of the Carmague, and the Med. Wine-wise, the Rhone has two separate regions. In the northern Rhone, from Vienne southwards, vineyards are perched above the river, Syrah rules the reds and the whites are rich and sometimes fragrant. The broad expanse of the southern Rhone takes in historic towns such as Orange, Avignon and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, a host of different grape varieties and other famous wine villages. The wines are impressive, gutsy blockbusters.
Charles Metcalfe will be back again to paddle us gentle down the river, as we tuck into the chefs’ dishes reflecting the Rhone valley.
£80 per person for aperitif with canapés, four courses matched to wines, coffee and petits fours.
Autumn Thursday suppers
£40 per person for four courses to include coffee and petits fours
Thursday 30 November – Mid-Sussex game
Mallard, partridge and venison from a lake, field or forest near you.
"modern classics working with nature"