On Thursday, 1 February, we’d love to introduce you to some award-winning wines from Eastern Europe, paired with Jimmy’s and Eliott’s take on modern Balkan cuisine. The older amongst us used to fuel our student festivities with Laski Rizling, Bull’s Blood and Bulgarian Cabernet. Since then, winemaking in the Balkans has survived, evolved and flourished despite and beyond political turmoil and tragedy. There’ll be some astonishingly fine wines we don’t think you’d guess as coming from Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and Slovenia…
Charles Metcalfe has been out there foraging, and will lead us through the wines with tales of his travels.
£70 per person for aperitif with canapés, four courses paired with wines, coffee and petits fours
Italy is our next destination on Thursday, 8 March, when we’ll enjoy some of Puglia’s most delicious wines.
California winemaker Mark Shannon went to Northern Italy as a wine consultant, and there he met and fell in love with Elvezia, who was marketing the wines. On holiday in Southern Italy they jointly fell in love with Puglia in Italy’s ‘heel’, moved there to the ancient market town of Noci and the green rolling hills between Bari and Brindisi, and began to make their own wines, called A Mano (Hand Made).
On 8 March we welcome Vito Cicala from the winery. Do join us.
£70 per person for aperitif with canapés, four courses paired with wines, coffee and petits fours.