Whisky & Food Pairing Workshop (WINCHESTER)
Pairing whisky with food – it’s not just for Burns’ Night! And it’s not just for Winter either!!
A glass of the amber nectar makes a fine companion for many foods, from the savoury to the sweet course.
Come along and discover just how a wee dram can lift the dining experience - and how much the food can enrich the dram as well.
Your spirit tutor, Kevin, will explain the basic principles of flavour matching as you enjoy a range of whiskies for each course of a perfect light supper. You will be tasting 5 Scotch Whiskies and 5 types of nibbles, paired to perfection. Enjoy!
He carefully selects foods that demonstrate the range and versatility of matching Scottish malts with food. Not surprisingly he chooses mostly Scottish flavours such as might be eaten at a Burns Night supper. A typical selection would include smoked salmon, haggis (of course), a dessert (recently we had chocolate and honeycomb cheesecake), and finish with a couple of cheeses. All of these would be presented on biscuits, especially Scottish oatcake-type biscuits. If you have any dietary issues that means you cannot eat any of these foods, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to exclude them, or find a suitable replacement - if at all possible.
His whisky tastings always provide step-by-step instruction in how to get the most from tasting single malt whisky as well.
"Just wanted to say what a fantastic evening I had at a recent whisky tasting evening run by yourselves! My daughter bought it for me as a birthday present and I wasn't sure what to expect but Kevin was a superb host. My wife and I felt relaxed from the start and he kept the evening flowing along with his knowledge and witticisms. I learnt a lot and now look at whisky in a whole different way. I would recommend this experience without hesitation to anyone and hopefully somebody will buy it for me again!!! Thank you Kevin, I'm still practising!" (Simon Criswick, 2017)
If you would like to host your own private tasting or would like to bring a corporate group to a stunning function room then we also offer a number of set packages and bespoke tastings. Full details can be found on our corporate/private pages. Call Cecile Bergart on 07969-113382 for more information and quotes.
Places remaining: 11
Course Date/Time: Sat 10th Nov 2018 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: St James Tavern, 3 Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5BE