A Birmingham city centre fine dining restaurant is celebrating English wine with an English Sparkling Wine dinner and a tasting menu over June and July.
Loves Restaurant, on Birmingham’s Canal Square, Browning Street, is to hold a Nyetimber sparkling wine dinner on Thursday July 12 to celebrate and taste “one of the most revered estates currently producing English Sparkling wine this century,” say proprietors Steve and Clair Love.
They say: “Nyetimber is still the largest sparkling wine vineyard in the country stretching over 400 acres and continuing to win national awards for their outstanding wines. When Nyetimber was first launched in 1996 it received such acclaim that within 12 months, it was selected to for the Queen’s Golden Anniversary lunch.”
On the evening, the couple will host Jo Gunn from Nyetimber estate as speaker who will talk through the estate and offer “a rare opportunity for us to try some private vintage stock. Find out for yourself why Nyetimber sets the bar so high and is considered the jewel in the crown of England’s sparkling wine industry,” they say.
The cost of the £85 per person for a six course dinner and matching sparkling wines.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvee 2005 on arrival
Salmon ravioli, herb cream, bouride leeks
Nyetimber Rose, 2008
Cornish Sea bass, broccoli, brandade croquettes, kaffir lime and lemongrass sauce
Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs, 2001
Berkswell & Doddington Cheese, chutney, parmesan shortbread
Nyetimber Blanc de Blancs 1996
Passion fruit Crème
Marinated strawberries, white chocolate cake, Crème fraiche sorbet
Nyetimber Demi Sec
Coffee and petit fours
Tasting menu with English wines
Following on from the “phenomenal success of using English wines on our tasting menu last year” the couple have put together a selection of wines with a specially created menu for this year. To start during English Wine week from June 3, this menu will be available at Loves for just eight weeks in June and July. During this time, a whole host of English wines will also be available by the glass to sample. Tasting menu is £68 per person with matching English wine flight at £40 per person (To be taken by the whole table).
“Knightsbridge” Brut 2009, Ridgeview, Sussex on arrival
Crispy Eadburgha, mung bean dahl, sweet chilli
Three Choirs “Medium Dry”, 2010, Gloucestershire
Teriyaki marinated trout, nori caramel, fennel and dulce salad, tapioca crisp
Chapel Down Rose Brut NV
Carpaccio of Herefordshire Beef, Corned Beef Croquette, fennel and pickled vegetables
Darnibole Bacchus, Camel Valley, Cornwall, 2011
Banana and lime sorbet, pork scratchings
Breast, thigh, winglet, white pudding crispy, cabbage and bacon
Pinot Noir, Chapel Down, Kent, 2011
Passion fruit Crème with biscotti
Lemon and Raspberry
Lemon chiffon mousse, lemon curd, Raspberry and Basil sorbet, shortbread crumb
“Nectar”, Chapel Down, Kent, 2010