The Jacquart Champagne Dinner, Thursday 12th May, 7.30pm
Champagne Jacquart Dinner, THURSDAY 12 May, 7.30pm
On Thursday evening The Griffin Wine Club makes its 29th stopover on its world tour, and we find ourselves back in the familiar territory of the Champagne region.
Champagne Jacquart will be well known to many of our members from a previous dinner we hosted here at The Griffin Inn a couple of years ago and in fact The GWC were royally hosted by Maison Jacquart a few years ago at their splendid chateau in the middle of Reims, on our annual foray onto foreign soil.
That was a marvellous example of the "entente cordiale" where many of us realised, perhaps for the first time, that in fact some of our friends from " a travers La Manche" have a highly developed, Anglicised sense of humour- and , my God they needed it when confronted by sixteen of The Griffin's finest quaffers !!
Landlord "circumcising" a bottle of Jacquart !
Apologies for the tardiness of the menu below, we have genuinely been waiting to see if our good old Fletching asparagus were going to rear their heads in time for this Thursday and it appears they will !
Your hosts on the night will be a heady triumvirate of Mademoiselle Jacquart (of herself a good enough reason to vote "remain"- but thats a topic for another day !), Twiddle Dee and Tweedle Dum- Linton and yours truly !
We have a few spaces left so please let us know ASAP if you wish to attend.
Mrs Landlord seems to have enjoyed the Jacquart for breakfast !
THE JACQUART DINNER
Tempura of Colchester Rock Oysters, piquant shallot jam
JACQUART BRUT MOSAIQUE
Chargrilled Fletching Asparagus, citrus hollandaise
JACQUART BLANC DE BLANCS 2009
Wood-roast Ashdown Guinea Fowl, St Georges mushrooms, caramelized chicory, Pinot Noir jus
Selection of Sussex Farmhouse cheeses, Griffin quince paste
£60 per person
I could bang on ad infinitum/nauseam about the merits of the Jacquart portfolio, but best to come along and be "blown away" !
Looking forward to raising several flutes with you and toasting The Summer of Love, The Queen's 90th birthday, the forthcoming cricket season etc etc