Clark Foyster - Specialist Wine Importers - Winemaker Dinner at La Trompette 16 May 2013


Winemaker Dinner at La Trompette 16 May 2013

Please join us for our first New World Winemaker Dinner:

  • On Thursday 16 May, 7PM
  • At La Trompette, 5-7 Devonshire Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2EU
  • With wines from Kumeu River (Auckland, New-Zealand) and Mac Forbes (Yarra Valley, Australia)
  • £100/person

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Finesse and elegance; these are characters we, at Clark Foyster Wines, prize most highly in a wine. This explains, in large part, why most of the wines we have found to fit these descriptions come from cooler parts of Europe.


Kumeu River Mates Chardonnay Label KUMEU RIVER (Auckland, New Zealand) make sensational Chardonnay, slim in texture but with complex and mineral flavours; at least the match, in style and quality for much white Burgundy (and the wines age well too!)
Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Pinot Noir Label MAC FORBES (Yarra Valley, Australia) has made his name with Pinot Noir, choosing the cool Upper Yarra Valley where he harvests early, making cool, pale-coloured intense single vineyard wines.

Mac Forbes Michael Brajkovich MW Rob Weston
Mac Forbes  
Michael Brajkovich MW Rob Weston

Mac Forbes and Michael Brajkovich MW (winemaker and owner of Kumeu River) will be in London next month and have agreed to jointly host an event and talk about their wines.

LA TROMPETTE in Chiswick has recently re-opened, following a major refurbishment, Chef Rob Weston (previously running the 2 Michelin Star kitchen at The Square, in Mayfair) now installed as head chef. We had dinner there on Monday this week and the food was spectacular.

Putting these three artists together, we have come up with the following menu, which, we are sure, will make for a spectacular evening, matching great food and wine:

Canapés Kumeu River Chardonnay 2009 & Hunting Hill Chardonnay 2009
Grilled Orkney scallops with seaweed butter, radishes and jersey royals  Kumeu River Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2009 & Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay 2006
Roast breast of guinea fowl with new season morels, peas and broad beans   
Mac Forbes "YV" Pinot 2012 & Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2010
Roast suckling pig with salt-baked swede, turnip tops and grapefruit
Mac Forbes Woori Yallock Pinot Noir 2010 & Woori Yallock Pinot Noir 2005
Rhubarb sorbet with blood orange segments Mac Forbes Strathbogie Riesling RS45 2012

 Mac and Michael will talk about their wines and we can compare and contrast their winemaking philosophies. They share many views, though I'm sure we'll find a few areas where their opinions differ.

Price including all wines and service: £100 / person.

We look forward to welcoming you at this unique event.

Contact us to book your place.


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