On Thursday night (23rd October) Feast staged their first Food and Wine Feast at its aptly named restaurant in Gorey. The event which could have sold three times over was truly outstanding. Combining food selected from John Meyer and Son Delicatessen at Quennevais Parade and wines from us, the fantastic team at Feast really did themselves proud.
The wines all showed very well with the food & Liz who hosted the wine part of the evening got excellent feed back on all of them, but especially the Etim Spanish Rosat (Retail per bottle £6.95) which worked really well with the Spanish & Italian charcuterie and the Domaine Pouderoux Maury Rouge dessert wine (Retail £13.95 per bottle) which is always such a great match with a rich chocolate tart. We all really enjoyed the Bisol Prosecco 'Crede' (Retail £10.95) as our drink on arrival and it showed very well with lovely creamy luscious fruit, a perfect way to start the evening. The two reds served with the main course were the Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir 2006 & Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Reserva 2001 & they both worked well with the Lamb, the room was fairly equally divivded as too which red wine they preferred with the saddle of scotch lamb served with some fantastic dauphinoise potatoes (Liz says she could live on dauphinoise potatoes when they are as good as this!)
The cheese selction was fabulous with four award winning British cheeses and the Fonseca Tawny 10yr old port was a great match with the award winning Barkham Blue cheese in particular.
The two mini puddings (if anyone had room left to eat them!) showed off two very different styles of dessert wines, the rich red dessert wine Domaine Pouderoux Maury (100% Grenache Noir from old vines) with the chocolate tart & also a South African Noble Late Harvest Chenin Blanc from Eilandia with the Crème Brulée.
A huge thank you goes to Anne and Oliver and all the great staff at Feast! The ambience was fantastic and attention to detail was great. We look forward to the second Wine and Food Feast!