Wine Tasting Dinners

Our exquisite wine tasting dinners offer the chance to savour wines from around the world.

The result of an inspired collaboration between our Group Sommelier and Wine Buyer François Belin and Head Chef Aaron Gilbert, our exquisite wine tasting dinners offer the chance to savour wines from around the world.

Each wine tasting dinner begins at 7pm with an apéritif and canapés in the lounge, followed by the three-course dinner served at 7.30pm in one of our elegant private dining rooms, with guests seated together at the banquet table. The wine dinners are very popular and places are limited, so early reservation is recommended.

To book our ever popular Wine Tasting Dinners, please contact our Events Manager Kate Bourdillon on 01787 247477 or email functions@theswanatlavenham.co.uk for further details.

*Accommodation rate will be dependent on room availability or room type booked

When booking please let us know if you have any food related allergies or special dietary needs and our team will be happy to tailor our menus to your needs.

Friday 29th March

"French Wines VS New World Wines"

£79.00 per person

As we have all seen from today’s retailers and wine merchants, foreign wines are now an integral part of the international scene. A few decades ago, and as recently as the mid-1990s, French wines were THE undisputed and absolute point of reference in the minds – and on the palates – of wine-lovers and amateurs everywhere. But now, twenty years later, their position is seriously challenged by wines from the countries of the New World. How is it possible to cope with such fierce competition? Let’s find out by revisiting some French classics alongside a fantastic selection of New World wines.

Selection of canapés

Citrus scallop, cucumber, parsley, celery granita
Starter wine: Riesling via Clos Saint Jacques Schieferkopf, Alsace, France
Mort’s Block Riesling Kilikanoon, Clare Valley, Australia

Smoked salmon and cod ballotines, parsley, caviar
Fish wine: Pernand-Vergelesses 1er cru Les Caradeux, Domaine Chanson, France
Hamilton Russell Chardonnay, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South-Africa

Roasted rack of lamb, nettles, wild mushrooms, anna potato
Main wine: Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine, M.Chapoutier, France
Grenache Turkey Flat, Barossa Valley, Australia

Rhubarb and stem ginger bakewell, clotted cream ice cream
Dessert wine: Muscat Beaumes-de-Venise, M.Chapoutier, France
Vin de Constance Klein Constantia, Cape Peninsula, South-Africa

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