Take two Michelin-starred London restaurants - Gymkhana in Mayfair and Kitchen Table in Fitzrovia, which just so happen to boast two of the best women in the city's wine circles on their teams - add two five-course meals and plenty of fine wine, and you've got a recipe for a fantastic duo of events.
Gymkhana's co-owner and wine buyer Sunaina Sethi (above right) and Kitchen Table's co-owner and sommelier Sandia Chang (above left) are teaming up to tackle the age-old conundrum of pairing wine with spicy food. During each five-course wine dinner, they will select fine wines and grower Champagnes to elevate the flavours of each course on the menu, talking guests through their choices.
At the first event, the pair will find the best wine matches for a five-course Indian feast - wines that are flexible enough to counter this complex cuisine. At the second event, held at Kitchen Table later in the summer, the sommeliers will match quality Champagnes and unique wines to a contemporary European menu.
The first event will take place at Gymkhana on 1 June, from 7pm. Tickets cost £150, including all food, wine and Champagne. To book a place, email email@example.com or call 020 7768 6566. The second event will take place at Kitchen Table later in the summer; dates and prices TBC.