December is just around the corner and gosh, it's been a busy month! We've harvested the last of the grapes from our vineyards, and already seen winter's frost creep in, but with a new Knightor aperitif almost ready for sale and preparations begun for our Christmas parties and weddings, we are full steam ahead for a sparkling December.
On 24th November we had a Friday Feast themed around duck, a highly flavoursome and versatile ingredient that offers something a little more unique to your classic recipes. For those who aren't familiar with our Feast Nights, 1 or 2 Fridays a month we showcase a special theme, particular ingredient, or highlight one of the many fantastic local producers we work with - to which this month's highlight was the Cornish Duck Company.
Our lovely guests were welcomed into the bar and restaurant with a Knightor V&T (Vermouth and Tonic, as inspired by our celebratory news, more on this later!)
Nibbles and cocktail
Duck pastrami Reuben’s on rye
Duck bacon blt’s with avocado on brioche
Southern Indian curried duck leg with spiced cauliflower salad and cashew nuts
Glazed breast, confit neck & liver parfait, root vegetable dauphinois, celeriac purée, chicory choucroute & red currant jus
Raspberry & duck egg Mille feuille
(Duck egg custard, raspberry curd, raspberry parfait, mini meringues, duck fat pastry, duck egg sabayon)
Our next feast nights will be a Fish 'n' Fizz feast on Friday 22nd December and a Nordic & Scandi themed evening on Friday 29th December. For more information please see our Feast Nights Page
In addition to our Knightor Rose and Knightor White Vermouth, we are excited to tell you more about our new Knightor Dry blend, coming soon! Created with our special reserve wine and 24 botanicals, many of which are sourced in and around Knightor, our Dry Vermouth is distinctively fresh and aromatic. Like the Rose and White, the Dry is such a wonderfully complex drink that can be enjoyed on it's own, over ice, with a mixer, or in a cocktail - our personal favourite choice!
Do check out this video featuring our consultant winemaker, Salvatore, as he tells you a few important things about our new Knightor Dry Vermouth and what makes it so special...he almost lets slip our top secret too! Yikes!
THE TRUMAN BREWERY, BRICK LANE, LONDON. 28 - 29 OCTOBER 2016
Adrian and Salvatore packed their Knightor suitcase and took a field trip to London, where we were featured in the launch of The Epicurean, London's newest artisan drink and fine food festival.
Based on delivering an innovative tasting and buying experience, with discovery at its heart, The Epicurean deals in high-quality, limited production wine, beer, spirits and food that cannot be bought in UK supermarkets or high street outlets. Over 120 producers and importers of the finest products and leading specialist drinks and food businesses will showcase more than 1000 products, all of which were available to taste.
The perfect platform from which to promote Knightor's Vermouth.
Browse our cocktail recipes on the vermouth page for some inspiration.
Ross Carter, event director of both The Epicurean and The London Wine Fair, commented, “The interest in quality, hard to find or handcrafted drinks and food is significant, particularly in London and other urban centres. Beer and spirits have successfully engaged with consumers and fostered this growing desire for discovery. This desire for discovery also exists for wine, but until now it has been left behind when it comes to experiential events. By bringing together all of the categories, with the emphasis on wine, we have an opportunity to engage with the public in a way that the trade has talked about for some time.”
With free sampling right through the event, bar and street food vendors, I strongly recommend you register your interest for 2017 in this most decadent weekend!
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