March 22, 2015
Currently creating a stir on the international market, Lebanese wine is the product of a rich heritage dating back 5,000 years. Despite Ottoman domination, regional turmoil, civil conflict and religious intolerance, Lebanon has consistently produced world-class wines. Our boozy Sunday lunch will give you an opportunity to have a Lebanese feast and sample wines from seven Lebanese wineries.
Michael Karam is a journalist and wine writer. He has appeared in Decanter, Harpers, Monocle, The Spectator, The Times and Esquire. He is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Wine , The World Atlas of Wine (7th ed.) and the award-winning Wine Report (Dorling Kindersley). He is the author of Wines of Lebanon, which won the Gourmand Award for the Best New World Wine Book, 2005; Arak and Mezze: The Taste of Lebanon, which was shortlisted for the Gourmand award for Best Food and Travel Book 2007, and Château Ksara: 150 years of wine making 1957-2007. In 2010, he published Michael Karam’s Lebanese Wines, which is now in its second edition.
TICKETS : £45
Introduction to Lebanese Wines by Michael Karam
Selection of hot / cold mezze served with four wines from
Château Ka, Château Kefraya, Château Ksara , Domaine des Tourelles
A Levantine inspired Roast with all the trimmings accompanied by a trio of red wines from Château St Thomas, Domaine Wardy, Ixsir
Chocolate tart, sweet orange blossom lebneh with Nectar de Kefraya
Doors open: 12pm and the Lunch/ tasting begins at 1pm