Et maintenant...... we turn our attention to the cradle of gastronomie, la belle France. The French revolution changed almost every aspect of French life; politics, economics and of course la cuisine. "Let zem eat cake!"....."and off with their 'eads". So why not this year celebrate Bastille Day in true French style chez Jeremy with our local wine expert Charles Metcalfe.
The Fête de la Fédération of the 14 July 1790 was a huge feast and official event to celebrate the uprising. On the evening of the quatorze juillet, (Thursday 14th July, that is, and this year!), after an arrival apéritif and canapés, Charles will lead the 'revolutionary revellers' in a French food and wine quiz, with liquid clues, followed by a celebration 3-course French dinner with matching wines, finished off with a plate of French fromages, coffee and petits fours.
Compete in pairs or get together a table of friends for a spot of fraternité et collaboration. To make a reservation for this special soirée, please call 01444 44102 or book on-line. £55 per person, inclusive, 7.30pm for 8pm. Oh, and you don't have to be French to join in!
And just one final thing, we also have just a few spaces left for our 'best of the summer wines' evening on Thursday 16th June with the lovely and knowledgeable Alex Harper of Bancroft Wines. Again, please either call us or book on-line. And do have a look at our line up of summer events.
Jeremy, Vera and the team