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Spring Dinner at the Goods Shed

A great night of food and wine at Rafael’s Restaurant at the Goods Shed, with Rafa choosing some seasonal dishes of interest and quality. I have selected some terrific wines to partner to dishes including some new wines imported directly from Spain. The menu is to be found below.

Spring Dinner

 Rafael’s Restaurant

Thursday 21st March


Franciacorta Brut


Comenge, Rueda Verdjo,2012


Confit Rabbit

Biberius Crianza, Ribero del Duero 2009


Turbot with Roasted Chicken wings

Bucci , Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Superiore, 2010

Domaine Vieux College, Marsannay Blanc 2010


Rhubarb Dessert Platter

A Mano Aleatico di Puglia Passito, Puglia 2009


The dinner, including wines, coffee or tea, costs £55 and tickets can be purchased by emailing me on clivewine@aol.com or phoning 07778 640381. It promises to be a great evening, starting with aperitifs from 7.15 pm and going to the table at 7.30 pm. We aim to finish at around 10.30 pm.

The wines have been carefully selected to give interest and quality and to partner the dishes. Whilst each wine is fascinating and offers a taste treat, I am particularly looking forward to  the exceptional Aleatico di Puglia Passito, made from semi dried Aleatico grapes, which has an extraordinary character of sweet ripe fruit and sour cherry acidity.

Places are limited so if you would like to attend please let me know soon.