The River Restaurant Champagne & Wine Dinners

Exclusive events in our private dining room

Following the success of our wine dinners programme, we have again invited some of the world’s finest wineries back to The  Lowry Hotel along with some exciting new ones of course. The upcoming programme of exquisite wine dinners offers elegant wines and delectable cuisine - the result of an inspired collaboration between Huseyin Bozkurt our Food & Beverage manager and our Executive Chef Andrew Green.

The experience begins at 7:00pm with aperitifs and an introduction to the wines of the evening, presented by the winemakers themselves, followed by a four-course dinner served at 7.30pm. Each course of the dinner is expertly designed to perfectly complement the wines selected for the evening.

Places are limited so an early reservation is strongly recommended.

Friday 30th September 2016 Perrier Jouet Champagne dinner £120

 

Friday 28th October 2016 Louis XIII cognac dinner including French wines £135

This promises to be a memorable evening sampling the revered Louis XII cognac. The grape is the heart and soul of cognac. Rémy Martin, only use grapes from the highest-quality growing regions, or crus—the Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne, together called the Fine Champagne. These crus are characterized by exceptionally chalky soil, which reflects light and ripens the grapes to absolute perfection.

Friday 25th November 2016 Bollinger Champagne dinner £120

The story began with Athanase de Villermont, the youngest son of a noble family with a brilliant destiny. A great soldier who shone during the American War of Independence, he inherited an extensive estate from his family in the Aÿ area. He immediately foresaw the extraordinary potential of the wines of Champagne, but as an aristocrat he was forbidden to become involved in trade.

He then met Joseph Bollinger, a widely travelled German who had left his country of birth to learn about the Champagne wine trade, and Paul Renaudin, a local man who was fascinated by the world of wine. The firm of Renaudin-Bollinger & Cie was founded on 6th February 1829. Joseph took care of sales and Paul of the cellar. Athanase had founded a champagne House that was to endure through the centuries.

Friday 16th December 2016 - Billecart Salmon Champagne dinner £110

Founded in 1818, by Nicolas Francois Billecart and his wife Elisabeth Salmon, champagne Billecart-Salmon is synonymous with excellence and perfection. Billecart-Salmon, situated in Mareuil-sur-Ay, is one of the few remaining champagne houses to be owned and led by the original family, now in its seventh generation.  Heritage has joined forces with the most modern of winemaking techniques to create legendary cuvées. Their distinctive finesse, elegance and harmony have gracefully helped celebrate a number of those precious moments.

Friday 27th January 2017- Argentinian Malbec wine Dinner £85

Rediscover the Roots of Traditional Old Vine Malbec Populations Casarena is here to stay.  When  planting new vineyards he house knew that we were making a decision for 20, 30 or 50 years. With With the priceless help of Alejandro, they conducted a Malbec clonal and Massal selection experiment. For those of us not trained in viticulture, talking about vine clones, massal selection might sound very complicated and mysterious. But Alejandro was very clear with us and this evening we will learn how this is conducted.

Friday 24th February 2017-Pommery Champagne dinner £110

Madame Pommery had two words to describe her champagne: cheerful lightness. Taking it one step further, Pommery stands for delicacy and vivacity, heart and spirit, a style made of finesse whose musical score highlights the elegance of aromas before their power. It is a style full of freshness, with notes that come together like a witty dialogue, remaining on the palate with tender flavours. 
The grapes are pressed in traditional presses that contain 4,000 kg of grapes, from which 2,550 litres of juice are extracted. Initial alcoholic fermentation turns the grape juice contained in the vats into wine, under the action of selected yeasts. Several wines made from different varietals, different crus, or different vintages, are blended to create and perpetuate the Pommery style.

Friday 31st March 2017-Chapel down English Sparkling wine dinners / Quintessentially English £99

In recent years, English sparkling wine has started to emerge as the UK wine style receiving the most attention. The ale Vineyard Sparkling Chardonnay 2003 beat off stiff competition from fine Champagnes and top sparkling wines to make it into the world’s Top Ten Sparkling Wine at the world’s only dedicated sparkling wine competition, French-based Effervescents du Monde (sparkling wines of the world) 2007

Friday 28th April 2017- Dom Perignon Champagne dinner £160

The ultimate in luxury, super premium Champagnes, this is definitely an ‘A’ lister on all Champagne lists, and a coveted acquisition for any wine cellar. It commands high prices at auctions all over the world and is frequently selected as the Champagne served at prestigious occasions, such as the marriage of the Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer.

Friday 26th May 2017 Gala Dinner selected wines and champagne from 2016/2017 calendar £125


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

Each evening starts at 7:00pm in the library for drinks and canapés, followed by dinner at 7:30pm in the private dining room.


Each evening is limited to 22 guests

CREATE YOUR OWN WINE DINNER

The perfect evening for friends, family or colleagues. Our Restaurant Manager and Executive Chef will be delighted to work with you to create a culinary event to remember. Please call for a personal discussion.
From £75.00 per person

To make reservations please call the River Restaurant direct on 0161 827 4000 or alternatively e-mail me at huseyin.bozkurt@thelowryhotel.com. Full payment will be taken to secure your reservation.

Festive menus from £25.00 for three courses

Festive menus from £25.00 for three courses

The River Restaurant has special menus available throughout December and is the perfect place to celebrate with friends, family and loved ones. Indulge in luxury surroundings this festive season whilst enjoying the ultimate in attentive service.

The River Restaurant offers a variety of choices, designed for delivering an occasion to remember. Throughout December we will be serving our festive lunch, Afternoon Tea and dinner, accompanied with festive crackers and novelties on your table.

 Lunch £25.00 per person. Afternoon Tea £24.00 per person. Dinner £27.50 per person

FOR ALL TABLES OF 10 OR MORE IN THE RIVER RESTAURANT, THE ORGANISER WILL RECEIVE A VOUCHER FOR A MEAL FOR TWO FROM THE CHEF'S CHOICE MENU THROUGHOUT JANUARY.

AFTERNOON TEA

AFTERNOON TEA

Try our new Afternoon Tea for £22.50 per person or £33.00 with Champagne. Our afternoon tea gives this classic British tradition a contemporary twist and includes finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, pastries and dainty fancies washed down with teas and infusions. 

EXCLUSIVE WINE DINNERS

EXCLUSIVE WINE DINNERS

Following the success of our wine dinners programme, we have again invited some of the world’s finest wineries back to The  Lowry Hotel along with some exciting new ones of course. The upcoming programme of exquisite wine dinners offers elegant wines and delectable cuisine - the result of an inspired collaboration between Huseyin Bozkurt our Food & Beverage manager and our Executive Chef Andrew Green.