A Wine-dining Road

by Holyrood PR

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

The city’s top venue invites guests to enjoy premium wine at its Supper Club

Food and drink PR for Tigerlily - Mediterranean sharing platterTIGERLILY, Edinburgh’s leading boutique bar, restaurant and hotel, is inviting people to a wine-tasting journey into the Outback at its next monthly Supper Club.

The evening involves a four-course dinner to accompany this month’s chosen wine range, Stella Bella, Australia’s hidden gem brought to our shores by Alliance Wines. The event will be attended by the master of wine Giles Cooke who will discuss the range of wines being sampled.

Tigerlily Head Chef David Honeysett and his team have designed a carefully selected menu of locally sourced, seasonal produce to complement the wines – including the sparkly Suckfizzle Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 and Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc 2006, which is regularly voted one of Australia’s favourite Sauvignon Blancs.

David will be on hand to discuss the menu for those brave enough to recreate the evening at home – and there are even testers of the wine and a recipe to take away.

General Manager at Tigerlily, which has won numerous awards and praise since it opened in June 2006, David Hall said the Supper Clubs were a perfect example of what Tigerlily does best – fantastic food, fantastic wine and a fantastic atmosphere.

He said: “The events have proved hugely popular with people looking to have an informal introduction to new wines that can soon become old favourites.

“We have handpicked our partner wines for the Supper Clubs.

“And our Head Chef David Honeysett has spent a massive amount of time getting to know each of the wines before creating the perfect dishes to go along with them. Some of these are admittedly unexpected but the results are amazing.”

Tigerlily Relaunch Party captured in Hotel PR photography

The evening begins with grilled asparagus and goats cheese salad served with a white balsamic dressing with at the Stella Bella Sauvignon Blanc 2006.

This is followed by a starter of pan-seared scallops with green sweet pea risotto served with crème fraîche and crispy pancetta will be served with Suckfizzle Sauvignon Semillon 2004 – a cult wine sourced from a cool vineyard in Augusta.

For the main course there is a roasted rack of lamb on a bed of spinach served with potato fondant, carrot purée and a olive jus with the Suckfizzle Cabernet Sauvignon 2004.

And for dessert, the Stella Bella Pink Muscat 2007 will be served with blood orange and mango soup, with the wine used to make a sorbet dressed with passion fruit salsa Verdi.

Pink Muscat was the first Stella Bella wine and its enduring appeal as a frivolous, yet supremely refreshing, dessert wine is given credence by the growing number of winemakers now trying to copy it. Low alcohol, delicately fizzy and subtly sweet, it has heady aromas of wild strawberry, rose-hip and Turkish Delight. It is a perfect way to refresh the palate.

Stella Bella Winemaker Janice McDonald carefully selects grapes from cooler sites across the Margaret River that expresses the subtle, mineral-style that characterises the wines.  She uses a very small quantity of barrel fermented wine to add texture to the end product.

David added: “The night really offers the chance to tantalise your tastebuds and try something that is guaranteed to leave you wanting more.”

The next Supper Club, on April 7, features another favourite from Down Under – Foster Wines. This is a stunning selection on regional wines including the iconic Wolf Blass Black Label. Booking is open now by calling Tigerlily on (0131) 225 5005.

Tigerlily, situated in the city’s George Street, is part of a portfolio of eight cutting edge venues operated by Montpeliers (Edinburgh) Ltd. These are: Lulu, Candy Bar, indigo (Yard), rick’s, Montpeliers Bar and Brasserie and Assembly.

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