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Collaborations with wine school: Ridiculously Rich by Alana · Thursday 15/3/18 · Chester

£35.00

Christmas 2017  If you’re purchasing a wine tasting as a Christmas gift, all tickets are available as a printed gift ticket.  Please request a gift ticket during the online checkout process and ensure the recipient’s details are completed accurately when prompted to do so. Please ensure the recipient will be available on your chosen date as your ticket may not be transferrable (refer to our booking terms and conditions) or consider purchasing a gift voucher as an alternative.  All gift tickets and vouchers must be purchased by 12.00 noon on Thursday 21st. December 2017 for Christmas delivery by Royal Mail. E-tickets and e-vouchers are available after this date.

 

Join us in The Roof Lounge at Restaurant 1539 for our collaborations with wine school event with Ridiculously Rich, luxury handmade cakes by Alana! You’ll know Alana Spencer already if you’re a fan of the BBC TV series The Apprentice as Alana is the 2016 series winner.

 

Cakes from Alana’s signature collection are meticulously hand-crafted in Wales from the finest ingredients. Imagine divinely dark Belgian chocolate, giant marshmallows, homemade butterscotch, locally-farmed free range eggs and silky salted caramel. Can you match cakes with wine? Absolutely!

 

Join us for an entertaining wine school evening in The Roof Lounge at Chester’s Restaurant 1539 with Alana’s ambassador for Cheshire, Caroline Brown. Richard met Caroline on site at the Tatton Park Foodies Festival in the summer of 2017 and they instantly knew a joint event would be amazing and wine school collaborations was born!

 

We’ll be tasting some absolute treats from the Ridiculously Rich by Alana range together with matched wines chosen by Richard – it’s not all about sweet. Some of these incredible cakes will work with sparkling wines and fuller flavour reds, so we’ll have six wine treats for you to enjoy, including The Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve English Sparkling wine to welcome you.

 

We regret that this event is not suitable for Vegan guests.

 

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What's included

FROM BAKING TO THE BOARDROOM

Alana Spencer’s professional love affair with sweet treats began at the age of 14, when her Mum bought her a book about making chocolate. Alana became a self-taught chocolatier at only 16, renting her first kitchen and starting to sell her luxury chocolates to friends, family and teachers before quickly attracting the interest of two shops in Aberystwyth. The delicious chocolates became incredibly popular, and in 2010 Alana decided to leave school and pursue her entrepreneurial chocolate-loving dream. Initially calling her business Narna’s (after the nickname used by her little sister!), she started making tray-baked cakes alongside her chocolates and moved production to a purpose-built country kitchen in her parents’ back garden.

 

Staying true to her love for Belgian chocolate and luxury ingredients, Alana’s cakes impressed many independent delicatessens and she started selling her products in outlets across the United Kingdom. She refined her offering to six well-loved cakes (including her famous gooey chocolate brownie) and began travelling the country bringing her ridiculously tasty goodies to a large number of food festivals and shows. In 2016, Alana decided to take her business a step further and she applied to become a candidate on BBC One’s The Apprentice, seeking a £250,000 investment from Lord Sugar. Proving herself to be business-minded, adaptable and astute, Alana beat 17 other candidates to win a 50/50 partnership with the business heavyweight, coming up with the new brand name for her business during the dramatic season finale…and so ‘Ridiculously Rich by Alana’ was born!

 

Cakes from Alana’s signature collection are meticulously hand-crafted in Wales from the finest ingredients. Imagine divinely dark Belgian chocolate, giant marshmallows, homemade butterscotch, locally-farmed free range eggs and silky salted caramel. Can you match cakes with wine? Absolutely!

 

Join us for an entertaining evening in The Roof Lounge at Chester’s Restaurant 1539 together with Alana’s ambassador for Cheshire, Caroline Brown. Richard met Caroline on site at the Tatton Park Foodies Festival in the summer of 2017 and they instantly knew a joint event would be amazing and wine school collaborations was born!

 

We’ll be tasting some absolute treats from the Ridiculously Rich by Alana range matched with wines chosen by Richard and it’s not all about sweet flavours! Some of these incredible cakes will work with sparkling wines and fuller flavour reds, so we’ll have six wine treats for you to enjoy, including The Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve English Sparkling wine to welcome you.

 

We regret that this event is not suitable for Vegan guests.

Cakes from the Ridiculously Rich by Alana range will be served during the evening, paired with our wine selection.


We regret that this event is not suitable for Vegan guests.

Your wine school host

The evening will be hosted by our Founder, Richard Smith, who will share with you some of his twenty five years knowledge of all things wine as well as some anecdotes (but alas, no secrets) from his time as a butler. Richard trained at one of the world’s finest hotels and is proud to have advised several members of the British Royal Family and a number of international heads of state and celebrities. Richard has recently been featured in The Daily Mail and Cheshire Life magazine and he regularly writes for The Taster magazine and Chester.com.

Date & Time

Thursday 15th. March 2018, 7.00pm – 9.00pm (approx.)

Timings are approximate and subject to change

Location

The Wine School of Cheshire at Restaurant 1539, The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY.

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The pedestrian entrance to Restaurant 1539 is at 9 Nuns Road, Chester, CH1 2LY.

Access to Restaurant 1539 for customers with special access requirements is via a lift from the car park: proceed through the tunnel under the restaurant, bearing left. The lift is located directly in front of you.

Important Information & allergens

Spittoons will be available for any participants wishing to use them – this is of course optional! However we ask all attending to drink responsibly and strongly advise you do not drive after the event. Visit www.drinkaware.co.uk for the facts.


In accordance with the law, all persons attending our events must be over 18 years of age. Admission will be refused if suitable age verification photo ID cannot be provided upon our request and under these circumstances we regret that a refund will be not be possible.


We strongly advise that you do not drive on the day, however if it necessary to do so free parking is available at the racecourse for restaurant guests. There is a charge of £10 to leave vehicles overnight. Please advise us on arrival if you are driving.


Food allergens: we understand that some guests may have specific food allergies and we are always able to provide alternative ingredients and, if required, alternative dishes to ensure your food and wine pairing experience is enjoyable. We do require a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to the event start time to ensure our venues are able to access the appropriate ingredients and appreciate your understanding and kind assistance when this is necessary. We regret that this event is not suitable for Vegan guests.


Please be aware as we are a wine school that wine is served at all our events and all wines produced do contain sulphites. We endeavour to feature wines where additional sulphites are not added by the winemaker or transporter, however UK legislation requires that all wines are correctly labeled as containing sulphites as these are produced in small quantities naturally during fermentation. If you suffer from a sulphite allergy we will be unable to offer any alternatives to wine and this must be considered before booking. We regret that a refund will not be available if we are informed of a sulphite allergy after your booking has been completed. Please refer to our full terms and conditions for further reference.

Gifting

If you’re booking for someone as a gift and would like a presentation voucher sent to you to give to them free of charge please use the special instructions box at the checkout. Please also state here if you wish your voucher to be posted in plain packaging instead of our branded envelopes.

 

If you’d like us to send it directly to the recipient please include their name, address and personal message which we will include for you.

 

Our vouchers are sent UK first class within two business days of purchase. If you would prefer to buy a gift voucher for the recipient to select their own wine tasting, click here to find out more.