What's better than a dish paired with a glass of wine? More wine. The Kensington understands that very well, so that's exactly what it's planning for its forthcoming wine dinner. If you’re not lucky enough to own your own townhouse, then you'll also get a glimpse of how the other half lives in the hotel's sumptuous surrounds.
Over four courses, all prepared by executive chef Steve Gibbs (formerly of Hix and Caprice Holdings), you’ll sample eight wines chosen by Anne McHale MW. By pairing two wines with each course, McHale will show how the same dish can work differently (and equally satisfyingly) with different styles of wine.
Dishes will include sautéed monkfish cheeks and snails, paired with both a 2013 Pouilly-Fuissé (from Domaine de la Soufrandise in Burgundy) and a 2012 La Montesa Crianza (Bodegas Palacios Remondo, Rioja). A dessert of double chocolate and cherry fondant with stracciatella ice cream will be served first with a Tawny Reserva port from Quinta do Passadouro, then with a 2010 LBV port from Warre’s.
This event takes place on Wednesday 13 July from 7pm and costs £70 per person, including a glass of Champagne, canapé reception and petits fours. To book, visit designmynight.com