The River and Restaurant Champagne and Wine Dinner Series 2012-2013
River Bar and Restaurant Manager Huseyin Bozkurt will be hosting the fifth series of Champagne and wine tasting dinners in our private dining room. We will be working closely with local recognised accredited wine merchants, and where possible wine makers and vineyard owners.
Throughout the series we will be using the very best of local produce teamed with some of the world’s greatest wines. The menus have been selected to complement the wines being served. Each relaxed evening is packed with insight, facts and figures inside the world of food and wine.
Each dinner is individually priced to include a welcome canapé and drinks reception which is served in the privacy of our library or terrace, weather permitting, followed by a five course dinner served in the luxurious surrounding of our private dining room.
These exclusive dinners are limited to 20 people per event, and provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate whether it’s your birthday, anniversary or you just fancy a night of great food and wine.
The team in The River Bar and Restaurant have also launched the new Create Your Own Wine Dinner event. Perfect for an evening with friends, family or colleagues whether for a celebration or just an excellent way to get together. Our Restaurant Manager and Executive Chef will be delighted to work with you to create a culinary event to remember. Please call Huseyin Bozkurt on 0161 827 4000 for a personal discussion prices from from £85.00 per person
Friday 26 October Bollinger Champagne £85 per person
We often hear that the House of Bollinger incarnates a style. Most certainly Bollinger proposes to great wine-lovers something different and unique in Champagne. This specific style is bound to a family history that, for generations, chose to stay close to its land while ensuring it developed its international reputation. In times of merging of businesses, the House of Bollinger remains faithful to its tradition. It is one of the last family and independent Houses of the Champagne trade and it intends to continue that way.
Friday 30 November – French wines Baron Philippe Rothschild £80 per person
Since 1933, Baron Philippe de Rothschild SA, located at Pauillac in the Médoc, has been motivated by a constant ambition: to make the world's finest wines, each in its own category, whether the châteaux wines for which it is responsible – the renowned Château Mouton Rothschild, a First Growth, and its distinguished lieutenants, Château Clerc Milon and Château d'Armailhac – or branded wines, like the famous Mouton Cadet.
Friday 14 December Dom Perignon Champagne £120 per person
Dom Pérignon (1639-1715) was a Bénédictin monk born in France known for his brilliant mind, for 47 years he was the Prosecutor and Administrator of the Cellars of the abbey of Hautvilliers near Reims. During that period, Reims was the town of the sacrament of the kings of France and the wine produced here was famous for mass celebration. Dom Pérignon was a wine expert. Maybe because he was blind, he was endowed with an outstanding sense of smell and palate. He was able to recognize which grapes came from which vineyards. He had the brilliant idea to assemble the wines between them in such a way that qualities of the ones are added to those of the others
Friday 25th January Billecart Salmon Champagne £80 per person
Champagne BILLECART-SALMON was founded in 1818 with the marriage of Nicolas François Billecart to Elisabeth Salmon. BILLECART-SALMON situated in Mareuil-sur-Aӱ, near Epernay is one of the few Champagne Houses to still be owned and led by the original family; it is now led by the seventh generation. The Family’s independence has helped them to maintain a sense of continuity in the production of their Champagnes. Their keywords being: finesse, balance and elegance. The bottles are aged in a vast network of cellars, dating back to the 17th century and under the watchful eye of the greatest cellar masters, traditions join forces with modern technology. Always seeking perfection, their motto remains the same: “give priority to quality, strive for excellence.” In 1999, the cuvée Nicolas François Billecart 1959 vintage was voted “the Champagne of the Millennium” at a blind tasting involving the most illustrious Champagne producers. Furthermore, the cuvée Nicolas François Billecart 1961 vintage came second.
Friday 22nd February Concha y Toro Wines £75 per person
Established in 1883 by Don Melchor, Viña Concha y Toro is South America’s largest producer and exporter of premium wine and is currently present in 135 countries worldwide. It is a truly global company where tradition and innovation drive a commitment to deliver the highest quality wines at every price point, from entry level up to the finest wines from South America. Central to Viña Concha y Toro’s strategy has been a consistent investment in vineyards and cellars across Chile and Argentina. The company currently owns a total of 9,300 hectares of prime vineyards, giving immense control over quality and making it the third largest winery in the world in terms of planted hectares. The most suitable regions are selected for each grape variety, ensuring strong regional typicity.
Friday 29th March Cloudy Bay £75 per person
Cloudy Bay Vineyards was established in 1985 by Cape Mentelle Vineyards in Western Australia, and is today part of Estates & Wines. Innovation, meticulous attention to detail and regional expression are the guiding principles of Cloudy Bay. The Cloudy Bay team is committed to producing ‘wines of region’ and strives to enhance the pure, bracing flavours and stunning vibrancy, naturally afforded by the climate and soils of Marlborough.
Friday 26 April Gossett Champagne £80 per person
Champagne Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne, founded in Aÿ in 1584. The cuvées produced by the House all offer a real point of difference when compared with any of the larger mainstream brands on the market today. From the long standing partnerships they have with their growers to the extended ageing of the wines in the cellar, these differences are evident throughout the entire champagne –making process.
These points of difference produce champagne in the classic “Gosset style”, a style of champagne which is dry yet creamy, full-bodied, rich and biscuity. The depth and concentration of all the wines ensures their ability to mature superbly when cellared appropriately and they are simply fantastic as accompaniments to a wide range of dishes. The Gosset team’s insistence that Gosset champagnes are wines which happen to sparkle is reflected by the growing number of Gosset fans, many of whom comment that although they don’t usually like champagne, they love Gosset!
Friday 24th May Gala Dinner £120.00 per person
For this evening we shall select what we believe to be the best wines. This special menu will comprise of one dish and one wine from each evening of the series. Not to be missed
To make reservations please call the River Restaurant direct on 0161 827 4000 or alternatively e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment will be taken to secure your reservation.
Each evening starts at 7:00pm in the library for drinks and canapés, followed by dinner at 7:45 pm in the private dining room.
The evening is limited to 20 guests
The Lowry Hotel has an onsite car park and offers valet parking. For all visits during the day there will be a charge of 8 pounds per car and for all overnight stays a charge of 15 pounds will be applicable.