Following on from previous successful wine evenings we are repeating the formula but moving the wine focus to another part of the wine producing world. This time it is Tuscany we are visting. Susie and I went to Tuscany in October last for just under a week and I fell in love (again) with Sangiovese, the principal red grape of west-central Italy. Tuscany is home to some of the world’s best full, rich reds in the shape of Brunello di Montalchino and Chianti as well as refreshing white wines like Vermentino.
With the help of Patrick Pigny from Enotria, Italian Wine specialists and Carl Cheetham, head chef at Gliffaes we have put together a Tuscan influenced dinner. Each course will be accompanied by a different Tuscan wine. The evening will start with a suitable Tuscan aperitif and some canapés before Patrick introduces each wine with each course. A little learning, a little wine and some good food just about sums up the evening.
This will be a set dinner so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
Come and stay for the weekend or just the Saturday night and brighten up the dull month of February with a lovely evening of good food, great wine and friendly company. Why not try and convince some friends to come with you? We will sit everyone on round tables of 6-8 settings and we hope for around 48 dinners. The cost per head is £65 which includes dinner and wine. Any wine you taste can be ordered on the night.
Timings: 7.30pm arrive for drinks and canapés and we will hope to eat at around 8pm.
You can check prices, availability and book here or call us on 01874 730 371. Please, please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
Rooms available for the 16th Feb 2013 – rates are per room per night for B&B.
Large doubles with river view £179 (normally £225)
Large doubles with garden view £164 (normally £206)
Standard doubles £135 (normally £170)
Small doubles £108
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.