Wine Tasting with Lunch

Welcome glass of fizz, 9 amazing wines paired with 3 top-notch courses & lots of facts and fun.

Push the boat out! Relax into the opulence of Malmaison’s Ember Lounge as you enjoy the chilled glass of fizz that preceeds your food and wine matching masterclass. And then comes the practical; three magnificent courses, each one paired with two wines. Your afternoon is rounded off with tea or coffee and lots of chat about food and wine


Your host for this event will be John Callow – a highly qualified and experienced wine expert who has a passion for wine without the snobbery: learn about it and enjoy it.


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Malmaison, Manchester

Event details

Food and wine were meant to go together – and this tasting event proves it beyond any doubt. A lovely glass of fizz on arrival will get you in the mood, as will the gorgeous surroundings of the Ember Lounge at Manchester’s Malmaison. We’ll take you through a  wine matching masterclass learning what makes food and wine work so well together and taste some amazing wine whilst doing that.

And then you’ll enjoy a delicious three course meal (Malmaison’s lunch is the stuff of legend) with two different wines to accompany each course so you can increase your knowledge. There’s also tea and coffee to round the afternoon off as well as your wine-matching card which includes all the wines you tried should you wish to find them again. This is a really popular event and an absolutely super treat for you or to give as a present.

We will be in touch with you a couple of weeks before the event as you must order your lunch from the menu in advance so that everyone can eat at the same time and that the event goes smoothly.

Here is an example of some of the most popular dishes on the menu. We cannot guarantee that all these dishes will be available as the chefs at Malmaison do change their menus with the seasons.


Celeriac, truffle & apple soup

Winter leaf salad, barrel aged feta, clementine, fennel & pomegranate

Smoked ham hock & dried cranberry roulade, watercress,
apple & shallot salad & sweet English mustard dressing

Asian cured salmon, pickled vegetables, red chilli, spring onion & coriander


Daube of beef, roast parsnip purée, glazed shallot & onion ring

Pan-fried sea bass, sautéed mushrooms, gnocchi & roast squash sauce

Beet Wellington, roast beetroot, mushroom duxelles, vegan pastry & jus

Ballotine of free range turkey, prosciutto, sage & onion stuffing, roast
potatoes, braised red cabbage, maple roasted baby parsnips with bread
sauce & cranberry compote


Chez Mal sticky toffee Christmas pudding, caramel custard

Festive tiramisu, panettone, amaretto & mascarpone cream

Dark chocolate & cherry torte, crème fraîche

“Le Fromage” a selection of artisan cheeses, chutney,
celery, quince, crackers & Peter’s Yard crispbreads

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