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Champagne and sparkling al fresco lunch in The Roof Lounge · Saturday 10/8/19 · Chester

£85.00

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“I drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory.
I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”
― Lily Bollinger

 

Champagne is known around the world for adding a touch of prestige or a celebratory note to any occasion. During this entertaining afternoon out in Chester you’ll get to try some fantastic Champagnes as well as some incredible sparkling wines from around the world including English Sparkling and some outstanding fizz from the New World. What will really make the day an event to remember is you’ll find out how different Champagnes and sparkling wines can work with the different courses of a four course gourmet lunch. As a spectacular summer treat this event will be al fresco* in The Roof Lounge at Restaurant 1539 with amazing views over Chester’s historic racecourse.

 

*in the event that the weather is not on our side, the retractable roof will of course be closed ensuring our guests’ comfort.

 

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“I drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad.
Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory.
I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”
― Lily Bollinger

 

Champagne is known around the world for adding a touch of prestige or a celebratory note to any occasion. During this entertaining afternoon out in Chester you’ll get to try some fantastic Champagnes as well as some incredible sparkling wines from around the world including English Sparkling and some outstanding fizz from the New World. What will really make the day an event to remember is you’ll find out how different Champagnes and sparkling wines can work with the different courses of a four course gourmet lunch. As a spectacular summer treat this event will be al fresco* in The Roof Lounge at Restaurant 1539 with amazing views over Chester’s historic racecourse.

 

We’ll welcome you to The Roof Lounge with a glass of The Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve Vintage English Sparkling Wine. (Find out more about Gusbourne here.) Throughout the event you’ll try two different Champagne styles including Bollinger Special Cuvée NV and three more premium sparkling wines from around the world, each perfectly paired to each of our menu dishes. You’ll learn some fun facts about Champagne and sparkling wines including how they are made. This event will however be Prosecco free as all our wines will be made using ‘methode traditionnelle’ and there may be a surprise or two in store too!

 

*in the event that the weather is not on our side, the retractable roof will of course be closed ensuring our guests’ comfort.

Our menu will be confirmed with Chef shortly before the event date

A sample menu from Restaurant 1539 is featured below:
To Start

Ham hock terrine with pickled vegetables and Pommery mustard emulsion

Vegetarian alternative first course

Mushroom pâté

Main Course

Smoked Haddock with potato and leek chowder and a crispy peached egg

Vegetarian alternative main course

Broccoli risotto with rocket and parmesan shavings

Dessert

Chocolate Delice with raspberry sorbet and an Amaretti biscuit

Cheese Selection

Local and artisan cheeses, fruit chutney, grapes & celery. The cheese course will be served after a break for coffee or tea and will be paired with the afternoon red wines

SPECIALIST DIETARY OPTIONS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT

Date & Time

Saturday 10th. August 2019, 12.30pm – 3.30pm (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, leading directly from The Walls and is well signposted.


For access to Restaurant 1539 for customers with special access requirements please click on the accessibility box below.

Your wine school host

The evening will be hosted by our Founder, Richard Smith, who will share with you some of his twenty seven plus years of 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. He recently appeared at Three Wine Men in Manchester alongside TV wine legends Oz Clarke, Olly Smith and Tim Atkin MW and has presented English and Welsh wines in partnership with Wines of Great Britain for three consecutive years at RHS Tatton Park.

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.


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

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Groups

For all our guests’ enjoyment of our intimate tasting events, we ask for your kind understating that groups joining us are limited to 6 guests. If you are a larger group we may be able to host a bespoke wine tasting event for you. Please contact us for more information.

Accessibility

Restaurant 1539 at Chester Racecourse is fully accessible.


Wheelchair access to Restaurant 1539 is via a lift from the race course car park: proceed through the tunnel under the restaurant, bearing left. The lift is located directly in front of you and signposted. The restaurant entrance is just across the mezzanine level courtyard.


For The Roof Lounge, a disabled lift is situated inside the main restaurant which leads directly to the interior Roof Lounge. Ramp access is available to the exterior Roof Lounge.


If joining us for our summer al fresco events, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance of the event for us to arrange assistance with the exterior ramp and a suitable seating plan for convenient access to and from The Roof Lounge.

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