Monday, 11 May 2009

Wine and Food

In Above Picture Gustavo Sanchez( Terrazas de los andes) ,Matt Steel (Green point ), Rory O Connell (Chef) , Robert Mann (Cape Mentelle)

Roast Organic Chicken with watercress and wild mushrooms. Cape Mentelle

Roast Rack of Lamb with Spiced Chickpea Stew With Afincado Malbec

Salad of Ballycotton Prawns with oven roasted cherry tomatoes ,Organic greens , Herb Flowers
Wine -Cloudy Bay

Above Salad of Lobster Courgettes and peashoots to go with Greenpoint non vintage

So Saturday and Sunday Ballymole house Hosted and 2 day 5 workshops on wine and food Pairing Day one Domaine Chandon/Green point with Matt Steele. Cape Mentelle ,Margaret River with Robert Mann,Terrazas Mendoza with Gustavo Urbano. Sunday I helped in the kitchen . While Sioban Harnett from Cloudy Bay ,Marlborough Talked and Cheval des Andes , Mendoza with Nicolas Audebert finished the workshops . Day one I sat and enjoyed amazing food and wine and Day two I helped along side the most amazing chef Rory O Connell

In the kitchen

Above Grilled Tbone of beef with wild garlic relish and red wine sauce ( Wine -Cheval des Andes)

Ballymaloe House and Moët Hennessy Wines

Unique Food and Wine Event in May

Ballymaloe House in association with Moët Hennessy Wines are running a unique Food and Wine Event and Gala Dinner over the weekend of 9th/10th May 2009

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Meet the winemakers from the following iconic wines in person.

Cloudy Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand Sioban Harnett
Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley, South Australia Matt Steele
Cape Mentelle, Margaret River, Western Australia Robert Mann
Terrazas, Mendoza, Argentina Gustavo Urbano
Cheval des Andes, Mendoza, Argentina (Cheval des Andes is a joint venture with Chateau Cheval Blanc, Bordeaux) Nicolas Audebert

Click here to learn more about the winemakers (Powerpoint Presentation - 612 kB)

Moët Hennessy 5 Winemakers Gala Dinner

The Long Room, Ballymaloe House, Saturday evening, May 9th 8.30pm

Attend this fabulous 6 course Food and Wine dinner hosted by the winemakers from these 5 Iconic New world wineries. Each course will be partnered with a wine that will be presented by one of the winemakers. Each wine and food pairing will be a prefect combination of flavours.

As places are limited for this unique dinner, booking ahead is strongly advised.

Food and Wine workshops at the Ballymaloe Cookery School

Saturday afternoon, May 9th, and Sunday morning, May 10th

Attend a series of hands-on seminars covering iconic wine and food pairings.Each session will be presented by Rory O’Connell in partnership with the winemaker. Taste the perfect combination of freshly prepared food with these wines. Learn how to prepare these perfect food pairings for yourself. Learn about these modern day Iconic wines, how they were made, followed by tutored tasting by the wine winemaker.

Saturday - May 9th

2-3 pm Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley with Matt Steele
3.15 – 4.15pm Cape Mentelle, Margaret River with Robert Mann
4.30 – 5.30 pm Terrazas, Mendoza with Gustavo Urbano

Sunday - May 10th

11 – 12pm Cloudy Bay, Marlborough with Sioban Harnett
12.15 – 1.30 pm


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