October 6th, 2011
Thursday 27th October 2011
Our next wine dinner has been announced and we are really looking forward to a visit from Ralph Hochar of Chateau Musar wines.
Chateau Musar is on the Mediterranean coast just to the north of Beirut. This winery was founded by youthful entrepreneur Gaston Hochar in 1930, in the cellar of an old castle overlooking the Mediterranean sea after a trip to France. This hobby quickly became a passion after an encounter with renowned viticulturist Richard Barton who was stationed in the Lebanon during the second world war.
Musar has been in the safe hands of his Bordeaux-trained son Serge since 1959. Over fifty years, Serge has trialled every vineyard and winemaking aspect, remaining true to a natural philosophy: ‘organic’ before the term was coined. The production of these exceptional wines has continued despite the war which has seen the winery suffer direct hits from shelling and the wine cellars regularly used as bomb shelters.
Terry Laybourne has created a special menu to showcase these fantastic wines.
Aperitif: Jaune Chateau Musar Rosé, 2008
Aubergine Mille Feuille
Jaune Chateau Musar Rosé, 2008
Fillet of Brill with Creamy Basmati Rice and Coriander Broth
Jaune Chateau Musar White, 2008
Assiette of Beef
Hochar Peres t Fils, 2003 and Chateau Musar, 2001
Vanilla Cream with Fresh Blackberries
Coffee and Chocolates
£55.00 per person
Please call us on 0191 384 4354 as soon as possible to reserve your table, places are limited at this event.
We will be serving aperitifs from 7.00pm and dinner starts at 7.30pm.
Please advise us upon booking if you have any dietary requirements.