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.
My wife and I went on the afternoon wine tasting course. We both really enjoyed it. It was a very enjoyable and relaxed way to spend a couple of hours while drinking and sampling a range of lovely wines – and actually learning something about it all along the way! John clearly also really knew his stuff. The whole thing was good fun. Would recommend.
Amazing wines, great food highly knowledgeable host who is friendly, funny and makes the afternoon highly enjoyable
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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