Enjoy an indulgent afternoon tasting 10 great wines, a mixture of reds, whites and rosé from around the world. These will accompany a 3 course gourmet lunch menu served in the spectacular surroundings of Malmaison Manchester. See sample menu below.
All 10 wines are thoughtfully chosen to show a range of aromas and flavours. They will be readily available from local merchants and online.
Saturday 28/09/2019 Malmaison 11.00am.- 4.00pm. £85pp.
Saturday 16/11/2019 Malmaison 11.00am.- 4.00pm. £85pp.
Saturday 18/01/2020 Malmaison 11.00am.- 4.00pm. £85pp.
Welcomed with a glass of fizz on arrival at 11.00am., you’ll have time to socialise with your fellow food and wine lovers. Enjoy the ambience of our luxurious private dining room, the Ember Lounge, at the four star Malmaison, Piccadilly Manchester.
Then we take you through the secrets of becoming a professional wine taster, as you sip and swirl the first three carefully selected wines. We put your sense of smell to the test, using our highly popular Nez du Vin aroma vials for a light-hearted ice-breaker. Next,discover how your taste buds adapt to bitter, sweet, salty, spicy and acidic foods. Understand their impact on the characteristics of the wines.
We try out your newly acquired food and wine matching skills, when you begin your superb 3 course lunch at 1pm. Your stunning menu is a contemporary collection of dishes showcasing the season's finest ingredients. Six tasting glasses of specially matched wines will be served, two for the starter, main and dessert. All will have been selected to complement the major flavour components of each dish. There may be some exciting surprise wildcards, one of which will be a special fortified/dessert wine. See if you discover a new favourite.
After winding down with a specialty tea selection or coffee, you'll have a chance to ask your host any burning wine questions. Finish at around 4pm, sad we know. But you'll have a useful booklet of tasting notes and a WSET pocket wine and food matching guide to take home as a memento. Who knows, you may even make some new friends with your fellow dining companions. An experience which will make a lasting memory, talked about for a long time!
Attending one of our Malmaison lunches? B&B for two people on either the Friday or Saturday nights. Includes a complimentary upgrade to an executive room! Make a great saving compared to when purchased directly on Malmaison's website. Email us for details after booking one of our Saturday wine, or gin and afternoon tea tastings, and we will arrange it for you. Just a few rooms allocated, so act fast!
(Rooms subject to availability and special events)
The delicious menu offered at our Saturday Wine Tasting Lunch depends on seasonally available fresh ingredients. This is a sample menu to give you an indication of the contemporary collection of dishes created by Malmaison, Manchester. The actual menu will be available nearer the date. We will email you to ask for your pre-orders. Please make sure you look out for these in your inbox, and add Northern Wine School to your trusted contacts list!
Sweet potato, parsnip, coconut & cardamom soup
Roquefort, endive & mulled wine poached pear salad with caramelised pecan nuts
Chicken liver parfait, winter fruit chutney & toasted brioche
Smoked mackerel, roast beetroots, horseradish crème fraîche
Confit Barbary Duck leg, puy lentil vinaigrette and celeriac puree
British rare breed pork mixed grill, pork chop, belly, Bury black pudding, Cumberland sausage, pomme puree, apple and sherry vinaigrette
Poached smoked haddock and shellfish chowder, artisan bread
Pumpkin & chestnut ravioli, chive butter sauce & amoretti crumb
Steamed chocolate sponge pudding, hot chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream
Sticky toffee pudding, pecan caramel sauce & vanilla ice cream
Classic vanilla crème brûlée
Cheese selection, Cropwell Stilton, Brie de Nagis, Reblochon & Westcombe Cheddar crackers & damson jelly