In the first of what will be a series of screenings of foreign films with accompanying foreign cuisine at The Galley during 2020, we start with perhaps the best known and most loved foodie film of all time, BABETTE’S FEAST.
The film will be screened shortly after arrival in the upstairs dining room then followed by a dinner that's theme is based on the content of the film — in this case French cuisine.
6pm; £50 per person: A 3-course dinner with wine and drink on arrival:
Foie Gras and local duck liver pate toasted brioche & watermelon chutney
Poached winter pear and pecorino
set over shredded beetroot drizzled with fig syrup (V)
Simple grilled Sardine fillets glazed with herb & garlic butter and lemon
Classic beef bourguignon
et over potato mash with own vegetables and garlic croutons
Grilled pave of wild pave of halibut
served with Champagne and samphire sauce
Puff pastry en croute of oyster mushrooms
in a wholegrain creamy mustard sauce (v)
Rich Belgian chocolate & bitter almond pot
Brioche bread & butter pudding with sultana and candied fruits
served with stem ginger ice cream
Classic crème brulle with vanilla beans
£50 per person inc vat
Book now for a Film Feast!
Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 January 2018
7.30 – 10.00 PM
We are excited to announce that Jane Sowter is returning to The Galley to present another special wine and dine evening — places are limited so please book now to guarantee your chance to experience and learn about the unique wines of Chateau Musar.
Chateau Musar was established in 1930 by Gaston Hochar at the tender age of 20. His inspiration was both the 6,000-year wine-making history of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley and also his time in Bordeaux – a connection which was strengthened during the Second World War when he befriended Major Ronald Barton of Château Langoa-Barton while he was stationed in Lebanon. In 1959 he graciously stepped aside for his two eager sons Serge and Ronald. Serge, who sadly passed away in 2014, was the better known of the pair, having travelled extensively to promote the wines. Ronald, however, has been instrumental in running the business side of things, and his huge contribution includes keeping the winery open against all odds throughout the civil war. This is especially shocking given that in 1989 the winery and the Hochar family home were directly hit by shelling, but the Hochar brothers did more than stand their ground: for a short time they even used the cellars as a bomb shelter to give local people refuge.
Today it is overseen by the third generation: like their father and uncle, Serge’s eldest son Gaston now manages the day-to-day operation of the winery whereas his younger son Marc helps to control the commercial aspects. Chateau Musar has been described by many as one of the great wines of the world, and it is certainly eccentric and intriguing in style. The third generation continues to build on Serge Hochar’s artistic craftsmanship. He has been quoted as saying “I once produced a wine that was technically perfect but it lacked the charms of imperfection”, and the ultimate aim is still to make Musar in the most natural and authentic way, but with a touch of fascinating volatility.
Join us to taste eight wines specially selected from Chateau Musar's amazing range and chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley.
Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.
Tutor: Jane Sowter – Chateau Musar UK
£60pp fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting / to accompany a four course dinner