A ‘cheesy’ week indeed!!!
Customers thoroughly enjoyed our ‘alternative cheese and wine week’ where we gave wine (with our compliments) to taste with both special dishes for the week as well as ‘resident’ dishes from our spring menu where cheese was a key ingredient.
Such starters as ‘warm bread crumbed Brie with our Tomato and Caramelised onion Chutney’ was served with a Macia Batle Anada, superb Mallorcan Red with a light ‘caramel’ taste our most popular ‘shipped in’ red
Twice baked Goats Cheese Souffle with roasted beetroot and dressed leaf salad served with our shipped in Italian Bottega Vinai Sauvignon Blanc went down very well.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano is Tuscany’s first DOCG before the likes of Chianti, etc. A Pinot Grigio in style but with more weight was served with our ‘celery and stilton’ soup and is our ‘shipped in white’ for May.
Such mains as our Cumberland Pie with a Lancashire Cheddar top served with Carrot and celeriac mash and a glass of our shipped in Chianti Classico, Villa la Pagliaia, this is a proper old school version of Tuscany’s most famous red wine and is still available as a ‘guest wine’ in May and Veal Chop with Blue Cheese Dauphinoise potato, green beans and a red wine gravy served with a glass of Macia Batle Mallorcan Rosado from our list.
Finally from our menu we selected ‘Our famous Pork Chop’ and served it with a glass of Vouvray demi-sec which is a medium French wine that suits the flavour of the Pork, cheese and apples wonderfully and is on our list all summer by the bottle. Then we featured ‘Lloyds Cauliflower cheese’ served with a glass of our French Pasquiers crisp dry rose a favourite from our list.
Our wonderful Cheese board was served with two 50 ml glasses of Antique PX from Spain. This prune/Balsamic coloured dessert wine offers an alternative to port and has a fruity/nutty sweetness that works with the Cheeses particularly the Bowland fruit Cheese and is available all year round and has become a ‘niche’ favourite since we opened a year ago.
Thank you to all the customers that visited on different days and enjoyed the experience of wine and food matching.