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Wine, Food And Chocolate Matching Evening

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Published on September 4th 2013.

Wine, Food And Chocolate Matching Evening

WINE and chocolate is a pairing usually reserved for Friday nights in with a box-set and a broken heart. But this event at The Albert Square Chop House is set to prove that our two favourite things can combine perfectly, and when they do, the experience is sublime.

Durbanville Hills wine is blended with high quality chocolate from the start to ensure that the two flavours complement each other

Featuring South Africa's Durbanville Hills wines, the evening includes fine wines matched with five courses of superb Chop House food – culminating in a 'Chocolate and Wine Flight Experience'.

5Wy0_HDurbanville Hills wine is blended with high quality chocolate from the start to ensure that the two flavours complement each other. Martin Moore, the cellar master at Durbanville Hills will be the guest speaker at the event.

It will be hosted by Chop House sommelier Marcin Oziebly, a finalist in the UK Sommelier of the Year Awards 2013.

The event will take place in the beautiful Memorial Hall suite at The Albert Square Chop House.

From the menu below, it looks like it will be an unmissable evening. Wine enthusiasts, chocolate lovers and foodies, book your tickets now.

The Wine, Food and Chocolate Matching dinner includes five courses and wines and tickets are £49 per person. It takes place on 10 September from 7pm.

To book, please call 0161 834 1866 (press ext 2) or email enquiries@albertsquarechophouse.com

The Menu

Canapés on Arrival

Pongrácz Brut N.V.

Pongrácz Brut is made by using a careful blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

SILVER MEDAL (N.V.) International Wine Challenge 2012


Cured kingklip (traditional South African fish) served with king prawns, avocado and grapefruit salad.

Durbanville Hills, Sauvignon Blanc, Durbanville 2012

After the meticulous selection of grapes from nine Durbanville Hills farms, the wine spends some time under a blanket of dry ice in order to preserve its delicate flavours.

BRONZE MEDAL (2011) International Wine Challenge

Roast Breast of Partridge

Roast breast of partridge and braised leg served with Anna potatoes and roasted root vegetables.

Durbanville Hills, Pinotage, Durbanville 2010

An interesting blend of grapes, from ten and twenty-year-old vineyards from two different farms, Ongegund and Maastricht. The wine is aged in French oak barrels.

The Chocolate and Wine Flight Experience

Midnight in the Karoo – Dark Chocolate

Durbanville Hills, Merlot, Durbanville 2010

Atlantic Dusk – Dark Chocolate

Durbanville Hills, Pinotàge, Durbanville 2010

Morning Mist – White Chocolate

Durbanville Hills, Sauvignon Blanc, Durbanville 2012

Spiced South Easter – Milk Chocolate

Durbanville Hills, Rhinofields, Shiraz, Durbanville 2008

Summer Breeze – White Chocolate

Durbanville Hills, Chardonnay, Durbanville 2012

Coffee and Petits Fours

Ellanos coffee made from sweet Brazilian, smooth Indian and bright Central American beans resulting in a sweet aromatic taste. Served with short bread and mini Manchester tart.

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