Tankardstown’s Brabazon Restaurant Hosts Febvre Summer Wine Soirée

Tankardstown, in association with Febvre Wines, presented guests with a very special evening of fine wine and dining at the recent Summer Wine Soirée held in Brabazon Restaurant. Guests enjoyed a delicious Tasting Menu strongly influenced by flavours of the Rhone Valley cuisine, carefully crafted by Head Chef Adrian Cassidy.

Each course was paired with wines specially selected by Hervé Roberts, Director of Delas Wines. The exquisite and extensive array of Delas wines on the night were sponsored by Febvre Wines. Guests were welcomed with a glass of Champagne Deutz Brut Classic N.V and mingled outdoors on the terrace, enjoying the early evening’s sunshine.

Hervé stepped up as host of the evening, giving a bit of background on the Champagne just enjoyed, to the Rosé and White wine which was being poured for them by Maitre D’ Derek and his front of house team. Diners then welcomed the first course of the evening, Charcuterie with homemade bread and butter, followed closely by ‘Fromage de Tête’, paired with Côtes du Rhone St. Esprit Rosé 2014, Delas Freres.

A seasonal delight of Asparagus & Egg was next, paired with Côtes du Rhone St. Esprit Blanc 2015, Delas Freres. The first red was a beautiful deep coloured Côtes du Rhone St. Esprit Rouge 2015, Delas Freres, which was accompanied by Chef’s take on the French dish Bouillabaisse. Next, Coq au Vin with Spätzle Dumplings, a Rhone classic, was paired with Crozes Hermitage Les Launes 2015, Delas Freres. 

A summer Rhone style French evening would not be complete without some delicious cheese and a fine wine, and the cheese course consisted of a homemade parmesan cracker, topped with Goats Cheese, Rhubarb Jam made with Tankardstown’s own rhubarb from the garden with an accompanying glass of Crozes Hermitage Grand Chemins 2013, Delas Freres. Finally, dessert and paired dessert wine were served – Garden Strawberries & Cream, and the deliciously elegant Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2015, Delas Freres. 

Brabazon’s next themed evening is taking place on Thursday 13th July, Taste of the Estate Dinner, which is part of this year’s Boyne Valley Food Series. Contact Tankardstown House for more information.

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