Balvenie is hosting a 5 course whisky matching dinner at:
Cliveden House, Taplow, Berkshire, SL6 OJF
Tuesday October 14th 2008
Dress code – Jacket & tie
Price - £95 per person (inclusive of five-course dinner and whisky)
Looks very stylish and I am sure will be great fun.
Here's the menu:
"Cured Scottish Salmon in citrus and black treacle on a veloute of fennel
Accompanied by a dram of The Balvenie Signature 12 Year Old
The Balvenie Signature 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky’s subtle citrus flavours and slight background spice contrast beautifully with the cured salmon which has slightly sweet yet salty flavour with hints of lemon, orange and lime. In addition, there is a lingering hint of treacle. This dish is truly a mouth watering experience.
Carpaccio of Wood Pigeon with marinated foie gras and a quince mousse
Accompanied by a dram of The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old
The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is wonderfully sweet and multi-flavoured. The Wood pigeon and foie gras, flavours enhanced with a little sherry in the marinade, bring out light touches of Game and berry notes, while the quince gently exposes cinnamon spiciness and warmth.
Roasted Scottish Lobster with a smoked pomme puree and star anise
Accompanied by a dram of The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year Old
The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky is powerful yet subtle. The understated sweetness of The Balvenie Single Barrel is enhanced with the sweet lobster, while The Balvenie oak cask smoked potato offers a powerful and intriguing connection to one of The Balvenie Single Barrel flavours – ‘vanilla oak’. Finally, the whisky’s liquorice after taste is further enhanced by the Star Anise.
Balmoral Venison with root vegetables and sauce grand Veneur
Accompanied by a dram of The Balvenie Thirty
The Balvenie Thirty’s full and rich flavour drives straight to the heart of the rich flavoured venison. With its wonderful and naturally wild game flavour, it is a decidedly strong match to this big, thirty year old Malt.
Clafoutis of griottines and almonds with an almond ice cream and brute cocoa Accompanied by a dram of The Balvenie PortWood 21 Year Old
The Balvenie PortWood 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This whisky demands some pronounced flavours to ride alongside it. The griottines pack a punch with The Balvenie PortWood in which they have been uniquely preserved."
Sounds fantastic to me.
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