Book now for an evening of fine wines, fantastic food, fabulous people and a great time with John and Ewan
The next dinner of John and Ewan’s Wine Club in 2012 is a very special treat of Rhone wines and wines inspired by the Rhone with a wonderful four course dinner at the excellent Lutyens Restaurant, Fleet Street on the evening of July 17th.
Lutyens (http://www.lutyens-restaurant.com/) is a wonderful restaurant and was judged to be London’s best new restaurant in 2009 and for good reason. We love it because of the excellent service, menu as well as it’s excellent atmosphere and great location.
As you’d expect, It’s a Rhone dinner with a difference. You can expect it to be informative and informal as we open to doors on the great Rhone tradition and show you the wines of the world’s most underrated fine wine region in a totally new light.
If you are familiar with the Rhone, you’ll have the chance to look on the region in a different way.
If you’re new to the Rhone, it will be a fantastic introduction to this classic region, its grapes and appellations.
We’ve chosen some lovely, award winning wines for you to enjoy. To match Lutyens own smoked salmon we have lovely whites from Hermitage and Costieres de Nimes.
Then we begin with our lovely selection of reds. To partner the charcuterie we have Crozes Hermitage and Saint Joseph, both wonderful, pure expressions of the northern Rhone. For the lamb, we have a feast of beautiful southern Rhone wines from Gigondas and a contrasting pair from Chateauneuf du Pape.
We will finish with a lovely chocolate and cherry dessert and a wine match that you’ll never forget.
John can’t wait to welcome you and to bring to you the same hosting skills that he’s honed over a career at the top of his trade looking after luminaries from Charlie Chaplin and David Niven to Sir Paul McCartney and all the members of our Wine Club.
Ewan has chosen some fantastic wines that he’s using to show you the insider’s guide to the Rhone, these are wines that will taste even better when enjoyed with our fabulous menu and will give you the keys to food and wine matching.
Cost of the evening is £95.50 and includes all wines, the four course feast, coffee and water, VAT and service.
So make up a table and book now to celebrate the summer with a real treat.
Who are we and what’s it all about?
Our wine club is based on a club we used to run together in Mayfair for five years. The idea is very simple: we select some great wines, pick one of our favourite restaurants, come up with a great menu, invite some great people and then have a lovely time.
The evening itself is very relaxed and informal with a strong accent on fun and discovering new things. If you’re still enjoying learning more about wine; it’s the perfect chance for you to find the answers to any questions you might have. For those of you who already know quite a bit about wine, we’ll have some very special wines for you to enjoy.
We’re working with some very exciting wine producers and some of London’s very best chefs and restaurateurs; at the same time, we know that everyone loves a bargain so we’re able to offer places at our events for the same price you’d pay yourself for a lovely dinner with top quality, matched wines.
We will be announcing details shortly and very much look forward to seeing you there!
John Davey is London’s best host. He’s a legendary front of house man and has run some of London’s best restaurants from classics Mosiman’s, Morton’s, The Lanesborough and Bibendum to modern 2 Star Michelin classics The Ledbury and The Square. What he does can’t be put down in words, but the feeling he brings to an evening is nothing short of magical.
Ewan Lacey is the wine expert on Channel 4’s The Cookery School (with chef Richard Corrigan Gizzi Erskine and Richard Johnson.) in 2011 he hosted both The Wine Show and the Harvest Festival at Jimmy’s Farm. He is the in-house drinks writer for FHM Magazine and appears regularly on BBC Radio and is wine buyer for Jamie Oliver’s events company. Ewan has been part of the London restaurant and wine trade since 2000, the year he decided he’d never stick it as a lawyer.