Food Pairings

English Canapé School

Arrive to a superb Champagne and canapé reception and learn how to make a stunning selection of canapés using our exclusive recipes, meet a local producer, indulge in tasting their delicious products and discover how these incorporate into ours and indeed your, recipes. Canapé Reception To begin the afternoon, you are invited to an indulgent…

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Pairing Champagne & Sparkling Wine with Food

Pairing Champagne & Sparkling Wine with Food

For too long food and wine pairing has been reserved for the minority, but not anymore – now all you need is taste buds and a sense of adventure. This beautifully presented full colour recipe book, hosted by wine expert David Stevens-Castro (originally from Chile) and food photographer Fran Flynn (originally from Ireland), will encourage…

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Festive Canapé Course in London with Champagne Lanson

Festive Canapé Course in London with Champagne Lanson

Billingsgate Seafood School in London’s Docklands is offering a festive canapé course throughout November and December – just in time for Christmas. Guests will enjoy a glass of Lanson Black Label on arrival  and learn how to create a selection of canapés featuring fish, meat and vegetarian as well as some sweet ones. You will learn some…

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Champagne & Truffles

Champagne & Truffles

The truffle is considered the pinnacle of gourmet for enthusiasts, an undisputed ruler of fine dining and poetry for connoisseurs. Types of Truffles  White Truffle, one of the most highly esteemed truffles, is extremely rare. Rich in water and mineral salts. Pairs well with Blanc de Blancs and vintage Champagnes. Black Summer Truffle has an intense and inviting…

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Cooking with Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Cooking with Champagne and Sparkling Wine

On the rare occasion that you have some left over bubbly from the night before, why not try using it in a meal? Champagne and sparkling wine can bring a wonderful, delicate flavour to a dish. Although the ideas call for Champagne, a good quality sparkling wine can do the job as well. Scallops with Champagne Sauce…

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Desserts made with Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Desserts made with Champagne or Sparkling Wine

Adding Champagne or sparkling wine can give an extra touch of sparkle to dessert. Here are some ideas that use Champagne or sparkling wine as an ingredient, it doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a glass of bubbly as well though! Pink Champagne Velvet Layer Cake This one’s for the bakers out there. This cake is pink, light, fluffly…

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Champagne & Caviar de Neuvic

Champagne and caviar is a classic food pairing. Caviar De Neuvic is created by a sustainable fish farm located in South-West France, on the shores of the Isle, a pioneer river in sturgeon-raising Aquitaine, famed for Caviar production since the 1920’s and in the heart of an area renowned for its gastronomy and fine French…

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Bacon + Bubbly = Bliss

Bacon + Bubbly = Bliss

Tucked away behind a rather unassuming façade on Santa Monica Boulevard, is Wine Expo’s quirky little Tasting Bar. I found myself there one Saturday evening, just in time for their monthly “Champagne and Bacon Fest” and what a fest it was, well, feast, I should say. The deal is that you get a flight of…

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Skinny Champagne & Des McDonald's Fish & Chips

Skinny Champagne & Des McDonald’s Fish & Chips

Skinny Champagne unwraps deal with Des McDonald’s Fish & Chips City Restaurant. Skinny Champagne Grand Cru by Alexandre Penet will be served by the glass in posh modern day fish & seafood venue, Des McDonald’s The Fish & Chips Shop located in Liverpool Street, London. The go-to fizz for those adopting the new sugar-free lifestyle pairs…

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