The Magdalen Chapter launch a calendar of events to celebrate food & wine from around the world

The Magdalen Chapter launch a calendar of events to celebrate food & wine from around the world
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The Magdalen Chapter will be hosting a series of evenings pairing food and wine from around the world. On Thursday 30 January, Thursday 27 February and Thursday 27 March our award-winning Head Chef Ben Bulger and his team will expertly prepare menus inspired by global travel. Each evening will explore taste destinations including New Zealand, Thailand, Italy and Spain.

 
General Manager Fiona Moores said: “Our food and wine evenings have developed a fabulous following among wine and food enthusiasts.  For our 2014 events calendar, we are delighted to be bringing the tastes of far and wide to the hotel. Each evening is set to be a great event with an abundance of fresh, exciting flavours inspired by Global travel.”
 
The first of three evenings, ‘Drink in New Zealand and dine in Thailand’, taking place on Thursday 30 January, will serve wine from New Zealand accompanied by a three course Thai supper. Tony Cloke of the award-winning Spy Valley winery will take guest through a selection of the finest wines from the Marlborough region of New Zealand.
 
The accompanying menu will feature authentic Thai dishes including ‘gung foi tort’ (prawn cakes), ‘gai tot’ (fried chicken with lemon grass), ‘geng som plaa’ (orange fish curry), ‘neua pat bai grapao’ (beef with chillies and holy basil) plus many others.
 
The second of three evenings, ‘One Night Only…Tastes of Puglia’ will be hosted by top chefs Christine Smallwood & Jane Baxter who will explore tastes and tales from their travels. The evening will take place on Thursday 27 February and will see Christine talk through her passion for Puglia in conversation with Jane Baxter. Jane Baxter is best known for her collaborative cookery books including Riverford and Leon. Christine Smallwood is the author behind top titles ‘An Appetite for Umbria’ and ‘An Appetite for Puglia’.
 
Guests will enjoy a menu of true Italian dishes matched with accompanying wines. The menu will feature an antipasti of Fave puree with chard and roasted peppers, an aubergine Parmigianni and salt cod with French beans, tomato and chilli.
 
The third evening, ‘Spring in Spain’, will take place on Thursday 27 March and will explore the cultures of wine making in Spain, France and Italy. Stanley Park of Milton Sandford Wines will guide guests through a selection of European wines to accompany the delicious menu of Spanish tapas.
 
The menu will feature authentic Mediterranean tapas dishes including Serrano ham, salt cod, orange and black olive salad, Mussel clams, sherry and garlic, Chorizo chick peas and tomato plus wood pigeon, Morcilla and lentils.
 
Places are priced at £30 per person for both ‘Drink in New Zealand and dine in Thailand’ and ‘Spring in Spain’ and £45 per person for ‘One Night Only…Tastes of Puglia’.
 
‘Drink in New Zealand and dine in Thailand’ and ‘Spring in Spain’ will take place it the relaxed informal setting of the hotel lounge. ‘One Night Only…Tastes of Puglia’ will be hosted in the hotel restaurant complete with its theatre styled kitchen.
 
Each event and will include a three-course supper plus accompanying wines. To book a place telephone 01392 281 000. Booking is essential. For more information and to view full menus, visit www.themagdalenchapter.com