The Ambrette Restaurant in Margate has announced the return of its
popular gourmet wine tasting evenings, in conjunction with the
Cranbrook-based wine and cheese merchants, Perfect Partners with a
Six-course tasting menu with matched wines for £49.99.
Wine and food connoisseurs have three dates to chose from, all
Sundays: 27th January, 12th May and Sunday 8th September 2013,
beginning at 7pm.
The quality of most wines worldwide has improved hugely, but
they still demand rigorous selection - some of the traditional wine
regions disappoint, but the new areas astound at great value,
said Richard Clarke, co owner of Perfect Partners, adding, Our
philosophy is to find quality wines, irrespective of label or
country, that represent good examples of their grape variety and
provenance at a fair price.
The Ambrette is hoping to dispel the myth that you cannot drink
wine with Indian food and that beer is the preferred accompaniment.
Matching the right wine with the right flavours is simply a matter of chemistry.
The reason why wines do not pair well with a curry from your
local take-away is because most of these curries are highly flavoured
with cooked onion and garlic containing sulphur compounds such as
allicin, diallyl disulphide and diallyl trisulphide, explained
chef Biswal, adding, These clash harshly with the taste
molecules present in most wines.
Dev Biswal will feature on BBC Radio 4s Food Programme on
Sunday 3rd February. The programme, which will be repeated on Monday
4th at 3.30pm February and also available on BBC iPlayer), reporting
on how many senior citizens in Thanet are eschewing traditional
Sunday roasts, in favour of fine Indian dining, taking advantage of
The Ambrettes Senior Privilege Card, entitling them to 2-for-1
Dev will also be seen giving money saving tips on two series of
Channel 4 TVs Supercrimpers Challenge being
broadcast in February and March.
In one of the programmes Dev shows a pensioner how to prepare a
gourmet 3- course meal for six people for less than £20. The
starter is a nutritious nettle soup, foraged from her garden.