Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Wine Society Dining Club - 235th Dinner

A while back we went to an Alto Adige Wine Tasting Dinner at Enoteca Turi and got chatting to Stuart and his wife. It turned out Stuart was chairman of The Wine Society Dining Club. He invited us to their next dinner but alas we had prior arrangements.

However time passed and we were able to make Thursday's dinner which happened to coincide with their AGM. The nature of these dinners is such that, even if you know no one, you can be sure to have an enjoyable time. People who go to such events are self-selected to be types who enjoy good food, fine wine and convivial company. The theme of the dinner was Champagne Alfred Gratien with a guest speaker from the house that supplies much of the Wine Society offerings.

The Wine Society Dining Club

The 235th Dinner
Tuesday 17th June 2008 at 7.00pm
Guest Speaker Mr Olivier Dupre
In the Chair Nigel Black
The Painters and Stainers Hall 9 Little Trinity Lane, London EC4

Wine Society Dining Club 01

  • Tian of Smoked Chicken & Avocado Smoked Pancetta Wafer & Lime Creme Fraiche
  • Selection of Warm Organic Rolls
  • Grilled Supreme of Salmon With Tied Green Bean Bundles, Fennel & Artichoke Confit White Wine and Chive Butter Sauce Chateau Potatoes
  • Selection of Cheeses
  • Mango and Fig Tarte-Tatin Served with Vanilla Pod Ice Cream & Butterscotch Sauce
  • Tea and Coffee Selection of Indian Teas & Herbal Infusions Richly Roasted Arabica Coffee Hand-made Chocolates & Petit Fours
Wine Society Dining Club 02

The wines
  • The Society's Exhibition Blanc de Blancs
  • The Society's Champagne, Brut
  • The Society's Rose Champagne
  • Macon-Farges, 2006, Paul et Mallory Talmard
  • Alfred Gratien Brut 1997
  • Alfred Gratien, Cuvee du Centenaire
  • The Society's Demi-Sec Champagne
Wine Society Dining Club 03

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