Posted on 11th April 2014

The Judgement of St. James

The Judgement of St. James

Now 34 years since it took place, The Judgement of Paris shook the wine world to it’s very core.

Gathering together eleven wine experts and pitting French Bordeaux against Californian Cabernat Sauvignon, the war was on to discover which wine was superior. Wine drunk, blindfolds untied, the results (to the dismay of the French wine industry) proved the New World Californian wine the victor on all counts. Sacre Bleu!

 

In homage to this momentous wine event the new St James’s Restaurant Avenue will partner up with award winning wine merchants Berry Bros. & Rudd to create their own spin off in  ‘The Judgement of St. James’.  Throughout the evening guests will be treated to a four course dinner hosted by wine experts Steven Spurrier and Jasper Morris. During each course guests will be asked to blindly taste different wines- one Old World French and one New One Californian, and vote  for their favourite match.

 

Starting at 6.30pm enjoy a sparkling wine and canape reception in the Long Bar before dining on such delights as rabbit terrine with black truffles and asparagus, lamb chops with slow cooked quinoa and cilantro gremolada. 

 

This is as close to the famous face off as you’re going to get so we recommend booking early!

 

Tickets are £195 per person, including an aperitif, canapes, a four course dinner and eight matching wines.

 

www.avenue-restaurant.co.uk

 

 

 

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