On Thursday (26 April), The Restaurant at Sopwell House will host a gourmet Italian wine four-course tasting dinner with Fantinel winery, priced at £75 per person.

Head Chef of The Restaurant, Matthew Bird, has devised an innovative menu with Fantinel to showcase the very best of Italian wine.

The evening will commence with a canapé reception, followed by an amuse bouche and an imaginative four-course tasting menu, before concluding with coffee and petit fours. Exhibiting Italian inspiration, the menu includes Roast Quail with grapes, tarragon, pine nuts, and aged balsamic; Wild Sea Bass with aubergine caviar, roasted fennel, pepper emulsion and courgette puree; Taleggio with Masala poached figs and focaccia wafers; and Olive Oil Breton with pistachio panna cotta, orange gel and limoncello granita.

Each course will be expertly matched with a different Fantinel wine, ranging from Grave del Fruili Sauvignon Blanc with the fish course and Collio Friulano with the dessert course.

Fantinel winery is a 340 hectare family-owned vineyard in the prestigious Friuli region of North East Italy. The internationally-recognised winery is famous for producing fresh, crisp wines with clean aromas and an elegant acidity.

Fantinel Brand Ambassador and Sommelier, Aleksandar Vuckovski, will be the guest speaker at the event; using his 15 years of experience in the industry to showcase his favourite recommendations and enthusiasm for wine.

The special evening at Sopwell House is pricedat £75 per person for the four-course tasting menu with wine pairings.

The Italian Gourmet Wine Dinner follows the success of the Taittinger Champagne Dinner at Sopwell House last year. Upcoming wine dinners include the Gourmet English Wine Dinner on 21 June 2018 and the Gourmet French Wine Dinner on 20 September 2018.

Sopwell House is a stunning 18thCentury Georgian house located in the city of St. Albans deep within the Hertfordshire countryside. Located only 20 minutes from London St. Pancras, the hotel is the idyllic getaway just outside of the hustle and bustle of the capital. The hotel is the perfect place to dine boasting a 2AA Rosette restaurant, a vibrant Brasserie, an elegant cocktail lounge, and conservatory bar, all of which look out on 12-acres of beautiful gardens.

Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 2HQ
For reservations, please call:
01727 864477
www.sopwellhouse.co.uk