The foyer of the Ulster Museum was transformed into a wonderful dining area for 100 hungry people last night. The event was an evening of fine food and perfectly paired wines hosted by Neil McGuigan and John Torode, courtesy of United Wines. There was also a live chef station at the front where John cooked and Neil talked wines.
There was a Frizzante reception outside and we were blessed with great weather!! The Harpist played some soothing music to add to the ambience. The Frizzante was a crisp, fruity, bubbly aperitif and set the evening up well.
To start with we were served up a grilled duck salad with minted peas, bacon, bread, pecorino, water cress, parsley and dressed with a sherry and vinegar. The wine paired with this was the Founders Chardonnay which complimented the salad very well. The duck was medium cooked and worked well with the wine.
Course three was pan and paper roasted fish with champ, capers, parsley and black butter. Yes you read it correctly…..the fish was roasted on a piece of grease proof paper in a hot frying pan. This protects the fish to an extent. Tasted amazing and the wine of Founders Cabernet Sauvignon was amazing with the fish.