October 29 In the Press

Black Cat Traditional Restaurant charms foodies and wine lovers at Autumn Wine and Food Tasting

By Eleanor McGillie

FOODIES and wine lovers gathered at Black Cat Traditional Restaurant for a special evening of Autumn Wine and Food Tasting.

The event attracted people from Dublin, Meath, Galway, Monaghan and locals from Tyrone who packed the restaurant to hear the special guest speakers talk about the importance of wine selection for each of the courses served.

Jamie Saint, a winemaker from Australian Vintage who produce McGuigan and Tempus Two wines, and Ciaran Meyler, wine manager from United Wine Merchants, took time out from the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Show in Belfast to meet and greet wine enthusiasts at Black Cat Traditional Restaurant.

Speaking at the event, Jamie Saint said: “This is a fabulous location to host a wine tasting evening.  It’s great to see so many people here who enjoy drinking wines in food and wine pairing. The UK is a very important market for Australian Vintage so an event like this is very important to us as we like getting to meet our customers and hear directly from them what they think of our wines. Our  Tempus Two range looks just fantastic as it tastes combining the essence of tradition with the magic of innovation.”

A five course meal packed with a variety of flavours, prepared by Head Chef James Devine, and Sous Chef Mark Fox, was served up to customers during the course of the evening. Between courses Jamie Saint discussed the different flavours.

James Devine, Head Chef and IFEX Northern Ireland Chef of the Year 2012, said: “The evening was fantastic. The customers were great and everyone completely got into the essence of the night. There were lots of flavours to explore, lots of combinations between food and different wines so it was a fantastic event to cater for. We had a beautiful canape reception followed by lots of gastronomic delights.”

To book a table call Black Cat Traditional Restaurant on 028 8556 7040. You can also visit the restaurant’s website on www.blackcatrestaurant.com or follow Black Cat on Facebook and Twitter.

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NOTES TO EDITOR:

  • Overlooking Martray Lake, in the old Ardbeg Lodge a young chef is reviving local and seasonal cooking for an audience of diners, who now will have a new (old) favourite place to go to. Chef James Devine – who never focuses on style or trends above substance – combines his methods of creating clean and simple dishes with his expertise gained while working in 3Michelin star restaurants in London and New York. To book a table call Black Cat Traditional Restaurant on 028 8556 7040. You can also visit the restaurant’s website on www.blackcatrestaurant.com or follow Black Cat on Facebook and Twitter.
  • For further information contact Eleanor McGillie of MGMPR Ltd (McGillie Media & PR Ltd) on 028 3756 9569 | 07709805379 | Food and Drink PR | Public Relations Northern Ireland | Public Relations UK | Brand Journalism Northern Ireland | Brand Journalism UK | Brand Journalism Experts

 

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