As part of Belfast Restaurant Week enjoy an evening of gourmet food showcasing the best of local produce perfectly matched with specially selected wines. Six courses each paired with a fantastic wine. Peter & Neal McAlindon will be on hand to answer your wine questions.
AMUSE BOUCHE – Ewing’s smoked salmon tartar with cucumber soup
STARTER – Savoury Cashel blue cheesecake, grilled figs and candied walnuts
FISH COURSE – Fillet of sole, braised fennel puree, shrimp mousseline seafood bisque
This October we have a new range of sustainable, organic & biodynamic wines from the Mendocino Wine Company in California arriving including Parducci, Paul Dolan & Wines That Rock! We will be introducing these wines with a wine tasting & supper hosted by Dale Gatcum- Sales Manager for Mendocino Wine Company EMEA (Europe Middle East and Africa) who has been working with the company since 2006. Dale is also a Lecturer WSET Levels 1 to 3 and Diploma and the author of the “Wine Guys Wine Guide” 2008, plus articles and photo’s for magazines
During the tasting Dale will tell us about the background of the wineries and history of the region, lead an informal tasting of the wines and answer your questions about organics and biodynamics wines. This will be followed by a buffet supper.
This promises to be a fun & informative tasting with a great selection of wines.
NB A buffet supper is provided please inform staff of any dietary requirements at the time of booking
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We are delighted to be teaming up with Belfast’s celebrated new restaurant OX for a fabulous evening of Bordeaux wine paired with a specially selected menu.
Ox burst on to Belfast culinary scene to great acclaim in March 2013, run by Belfast-born Stephen (formerly head chef of James Street South) and Brittany native Alain (formerly restaurant manager and sommelier of Deanes)
What they say:
“Our focus is on bringing you a top quality, memorable and affordable product that you will want to try again and again.” Alain
“We enjoy working for our customers and believe everyone should be able to enjoy fantastic food and wine, something a little different, in a relaxed environment.” Stephen
What others say:
“Ox simply wants to be best in class and then some. It wants to celebrate the best ingredients on its doorstep, and do it with unstudied professionalism. On those terms it has more than achieved its goals. It does not need to show off. Ox knows it’s the most interesting thing to happen to Belfast in a long while. And the city seems grateful for it.” Jay Rayner, The Observer, Sunday 21 July 2013 (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2013/jul/21/coppi-mourne-ox-belfast-restaurants)
For centuries wine has been produced in Bordeaux. This has led to a great understanding of the influence of the climate, the land and the grape varieties which produce the best wines in the region. Many of the vineyards are still family-owned.
Each year the winemakers use their skill and experience to blend their grapes – Cabernet and Merlot for the reds, Sauvignon and Sémillon for the whites – to produce wines of character and diversity, whose restrained style makes them especially good with food.
We are delighted to welcome Master of Wine Richard Kelley to Belfast to take us on a tasting tour of some wonderful South African wines.
Richard is one of only 300 Masters of Wine in the world, his specialist areas are the Loire and South Africa. He fell in love with the world of wine in 1981 after tasting a bottle of 1969 Gaston Huet Vouvray. This led to him doing various wine qualifications which ultimately led to him studying and then working in South Africa for 7 years.
“I fell in love with South Africa. Who wouldn’t? It’s the most beautiful wine growing region on earth.”
With a soft spot for the “world’s greatest grape variety” Chenin Blanc, Richard will guide us through both red and white wines from boutique South African wineries, such as Bon Courage, Edgebaston & Zevenwacht.
Following the success of the Italian Tasting with Michael Palij MW & the Hunter’s Wine Tasting with Jane Hunter OBE, the tastings will again take place in the Lyrics cafe/bar.
We are delighted to be pairing up with one of Belfast’s newest restaurants – The Knife and Fork at Malone Lodge for a Wine Dinner hosted by Little Beauty’s co-owner Fleur McCree.
“The Knife & Fork, Malone is new local Grill and Deli, where we combine honest food with local charm. We source the fi nest local produce because we are passionate about putting the best possible quality food under your knife and fork.”
Little Beauty is a bespoke, multiple award winning independent winery from the unique Waihopai Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand. It is made with good old Kiwi passion and pride.
Join us for a 5 course dinner paired with wines to match each course.
Pan Seared Scallops with Carrot Puree, Spinach and Orange and Soya Emulsion Wine: Little Beauty Sauvignon Blanc *****
Banana Leaf Steamed Seabass with Lime, Chilli and Ginger Wine: Little Beauty Dry Riesling *****
Crispy Pork Belly with Spicy Miso Wine: Little Beauty Pinot Gris *****
Cumin and Rosemary scented Loin of Lamb, Pulled Spiced Shoulder, Sweet Potato Fondant, Greens and Star Anise Jus Wine: Little Beauty Pinot Noir *****
Lemongrass and Kaffir Lime Leaf Crème Brulee with Cinnamon Spiced Shortbread Wine: Little Beauty Gewurztraminer
“Fair play to the Macklin family for taking the restaurant seriously. Here’s a discreet place you can visit, impress your friends and family and come out of it smiling after you’ve paid the bill.” (Joris Minne, Belfast Telegraph, June 2013)
Amici Italian restaurant, in conjunction with Direct Wine Shipments are delighted to announce a joint wine dinner involving the award winning wines of Sicily’s Planeta to announce a joint wine dinner involving the award winning wines of Sicily’s Planeta winery.
As the second largest wine producing Italian region, Sicily is now beginning to establish a reputation for fine wines. According to Jamie Goode of the Wine Anorak
“Planeta is one of the most significant producers in this regard”
Using both indigenous and international varieties, this multi award winning, family owned winery will wow you with the depth of flavour and texture of their wines.
Highly regarded chef-owner Rickie Crozier will conjure up beautiful accompaniments to match.
Simon Chant, who has worked for the last 18 years with the Planeta family, will guide us through the evening.
Planeta Wine Dinner with Simon Chant
Planeta Rosé 2012
Antipasti: Crostini in agrodulce; sweet and sour crostini with sultanas, capers, pine nuts and proscutto ham.
Planeta La Segreta Bianco 2012
Linguine con finocchietto e ricotta: Linguine with fennel fronds and ricotta cheese
Planeta Alastra Bianco 2012
Spalla de maiale cotto lentamente al rosmarino e verdure alla griglia: slow roast pork shoulder with rosemary and roasted vegetables
Planeta La Segreta Rosso 2011
Pecorino nero con uve congelate: Black pecorino with frozen grapes
Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2011
Semifreddo di lamponi: Raspberry semifreddo
Planeta Passito di Noto 2011
We suggest booking as early as possible as this will be an unforgettable night.