Announcing the November Supper Club Menu and Wine Pairings

Autumnal Menu for my wonderful supper clubbers who have booked into my sold out November Supper Club

Benvenute
Ginger Baker’s bread

Wine recommendations: Frizzante white or rosé. We like Prosecco – Martini Prosecco ASDA £5.00 1/2 price at ASDA this week and good value at £10.00 or Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Prosecco Conegliano Doc (750ml) £10.49 (also Tesco),  Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Rosé NV Morrisons Price: £7.99 ASDA Extra Special Prosecco £7.23, La Gioiosa Pinot Grigio Marca Trevigiana IGT Semi-Sparkling NV (Tesco), Marca Trevigiana, Veneto (Tesco £6.49)
Antipasti
Pumpkin and Italian cheese fondue

Wine recommendations: Frizzante, Prosecco as above. Villa Malizia Pinot Grigio Ramato Rosé £3. 99 ALDI, Villa Chiara Pinot Grigio Frizzante Rosé – £3. 99 ALDI, Bianco, 2010 Rocca Vecchia Falanghina, Puglia £5.99 Co-Op Rugby, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2010 £8.99 Co-Op RugbyStella Alpina Pinot Grigio 2008 –  £7.99 Majestic, Cantina Beato Pinot Grigo Superiore Breganze 2007 – Majestic £4.99 ea for 2
Primi
Mushroom and truffle risotto

Wine recommendations: a light red or rose if you had rose with the last course Try Rosato, Pinot Grigio Villa Malizia,£3. 99 ALDI,Villa Malizia Pinot Grigio Ramato Rosé £3. 99 ALDI, Rosso, Moncaro Rosso Piceno – £ 4.99 Waitrose, Tesco’s Bardolino Classico,  Asda Extra Special Crozes Hermitage 2008 France £6.50 (reduced from £8.17) Corvina (interesting grape) 2005 Monteforte Rosato, Veneto, Italy £3.99 CoOp Rugby

Secondi
Braised pork cheek with apple and fennel

Wine recommendations: bring out the big guns and try a robust red Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Barbaresco DOCG 2008 (better value Barolo alternative) £9.99 or  Sainsbury’s  Taste the Difference Amarone della Valpolicella 2007, 2004 Villa Malizia Chianti Superiore £4.99 Sainsbury’s Rugby, 2005 Cantina di Merlara Valpolicella Ripasso £4.99 ALDI Rugby, Cousino Macul Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 £7.99 Waitrose Lutterworth,  2003 Cantine due Plame Brindisi Rosso £5.03 Morrisons Lutterworth/Coventry

Formaggi
Italian Cheese with pink peppercorns and Warwickshire Honey

Wine recommendations: sweet and robust is the answer so a nicely chilled Lambrusco Dolce will go niceley. Autentico Lambrusco Reggiano 2007 £7.49, Marks & Spencer) Lambrusco Dolce £2.39 ASDA Rugby

Dolci
Blackberry and apple semifreddo

Wine recommendations: Sainsbury’s Moscatel de Valencia, NV, Spain £3.68 Sainsbury’s Rugby or Lambrusco above. Try also Blackberry Wine from Halfpenny Vineyards at Kings Norton Farmers Market

Caffe

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