From the end of this month, the celebrated Park Lane restaurant will be commencing a series of exclusive wine dinners, as curated by head chef Marc Hardiman and head sommelier Rudina Arapi.
The first wine evening will be taking place on Thursday 26 January in The Balcony, the restaurant’s semi-private dining area, and will include a Champagne reception with canapés, four courses paired with wine, coffee, and petit fours.
Hardiman’s menu has been developed to showcase seasonal produce in Great British dishes, including Portland crab and, a special of Galvin at Windows, Scottish venison.
To complement, Rudina has chosen a selection of wines from Italy, South Africa and France. To go with the Scottish venison tartare she has opted for a 2018 Bifenero Riserva from Camillo De Lellis from Molise described as “velvety and complex”.
For the Portland crab course, a “creamy and minerally” Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch’s Reyneke will be served.
Along with the Beef Wellington, an organic 2019 Faugères Léonides from Domaine du Météore in the Languedoc, so named because a meteorite struck the area approximately ten thousand years ago. It is described as: “…a fresh yet complex red wine with soft tannins and a nose of blackcurrants, thyme and balsamic.”
For the final course, consisting of Araguani chocolate with caramelised banana and lime, the sweet 2020 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise from the Rhöne Valley’s Domaine des Bernardins has been picked, “characterised by aromas and flavours of apricots, peaches, honey and raisins”.
The set menu costs £150 per person. To book, click here.