15th March, 7:30pm | £65 per person, including wine flight

France has the richest wine heritage of any country. Whites of all shapes and sizes, backbone dry with greengage acidity to liquid sunshine, ripe with apricot and peach, folded with Mediterranean herbs and almonds. And the reds; rustic and ruddy with dark berry fruits, heavy with jam and juice; chocolate, tobacco and liquorice to the elegant and floral with crunchy red fruit and a gentle dusting of spice. Launching our new Wine Dinner series at The Twenty Six could only start with France.

To reserve your place either book online or please contact / 01892 519882.  As this is a special dinner, we will require full payment at the time of booking and any cancellations are to be given with 48 hours-notice, for a refund.

Crab, gem, apple, sea herbs
Riesling Réserve, Trimbach

Potato risotto, aged gouda, cured egg
Sancerre Blanc Les Grandmontains, Domaine Laporte

Veal, Douglas fir, onion, parsley salt
Mas Janeil Le Petit Pas Rouge, Mas Janeil
Baron Bigod, fermented celery
Cairanne Les Travers, Brusset

Pear, clotted cream ice cream
Muscat de Saint Jean De Minervois, Domaine de Barroub

February wine promotion at I’ll be Mother

During February, we are offering a complimentary bottle of house red or white wine, per couple, at The Twenty Six and The Beacon. At The Twenty Six, this is when dining from the five-course tasting menu and at The Beacon, when dining from the Garden Kitchen three-course daily menu. This offer is available Monday to Thursday for lunch or dinner at both of our homes, until the end of February. Choose from dishes such as ham hock & pistachio terrine, pickled blackberries & parkin; crispy duck egg, celeriac velouté; Hereford bavette steak, caramelised onions and confit shallots; fillet of stone bass, haricot, pancetta and braised fennel and to follow peanut butter parfait, brûlée banana & chocolate or pumpkin tart, Italian meringue, goat’s yoghurt sorbet. With a daily changing aperitif such as barrel-aged Mother’s Ruin gin and cardamom tonic and new ales of the week, dining with I’ll be Mother this season is a veritable treat.

At The Swan

On Thursday nights at The Swan Wine Kitchen all bottles of wine will be on offer at the Chapel Down retail price. This applies to bottles of wine only, not by the glass or carafe and purchased while dining in the restaurant. Valid from 6pm from 15 February.

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