Now that we can offer a welcome in the city centre, we're making the most of our involvement with restaurant Zamora
as the ideal venue for food and wine tastings.
On Monday 20th April at 7pm
, Edouard Leach of Maison Françoise Chauvenet will be joining us at Zamora to introduce and discuss a selection of red and white wines from the estate.
It's only a few weeks ago that we tasted the first samples of the 'basic' red and white wines – but our enthusiasm for them was unanimous, and we hurried to place an order for not only those terrific Bourgognes but a selection from the range
right up to Gevrey-Chambertin and Puligny-Montrachet.
Come and let us know if you think we did the right thing at this informal session, where we're expecting a sociable good time, with a sprinkling of education and not a little lively discussion too.
The fine wines of Burgundy are among the most prestigious in the world, but it's a tricky region. The Napoleonic laws of succession have divided the majority of vineyards between several owners, and this muddle is reflected in the appellation system, which can be perplexing to say the least.
Things are much more straightforward when it comes to grape varieties, however. The red wines are made from Pinot Noir; the white wines from Chardonnay.
Don't worry, though, our guest Edouard will be on hand to explain and answer questions as they crop up.
Under the able direction of kitchen maestro Pat Browne, an assortment of tempting morsels will be served to show off the wines at their absolute best and perhaps hint at what's to come on the restaurant's regular menu in the months ahead.
Places for this inaugural event cost €49
. Ring the restaurant on 021 239 0540
if you'd like to join us, and have a look round
if you haven't already paid a visit.