We are pleased to welcome our special guest speaker for the evening, Matt Sullivan from Alliance Wine Limited.
Matt's passion for wine started when he was lucky enough to make wine in his gap year in Australia in 1996. Since then he has worked in London supplying London's hotels, bars and restaurants. Matt was previously as Associate Director with Laytons where he worked for ten years developing their London on trade businesses. Matt joined Alliance two years ago and manages the London team. He has recently returned from a trip to New Zealand visiting the wineries which he will talk about on the evening of the wine dinner.
The wine dinner evening consists of drinks reception and canapés, 4 course gourmet dinner with wines to compliment each course, coffee and petits fours.
Zephyr Riesling, Marlborough 2009
Asparagus and chervil ravioli
with pea shoots and lime dressing
Sherwood Estate Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough 2009
Pan fried fillet of turbot topped with parmesan crust
and tarragon butter sauce
Waipara Hills Chardonnay, Canterbury 2008
Telmara duck breast
with sweet potato puree, bok choi and a warm cardamom and mango salsa
Wanaka RoadPinot Noir, Central Otago 2009
A tasting of lemon desserts
Zephyr, Noble Riesling, Marlborough 2009
Coffee and petits fours