Hattie Lloyd 13/07/17
Vini D’Abruzzo | Partner Content
There’s only so many wine puns you can make before you start scraping the barrel.
So instead we’ll get right on with the task in hand, and tell you about the one-night-only, Nudge-exclusive, Bacchanalian wine-paired feast that awaits you.
It’s taking place at timelessly romantic Soho institution, Bocca di Lupo, where you’ll be lavished with their lauded Italian grub alongside a velvety-smooth collection of top-shelf wines hailing from the Abruzzo region, sandwiched between the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic coastline.
…As you’ll effortlessly relay to your lucky companion as you walk in.
You’ll arrive to find the familiar sight of the bustling open kitchen behind the slick countertop, and the hubbub of the dining room to your left. On this occasion, however, you’re not merely making do with the chandeliers and marble interiors up front. Instead, you’ll be weaving your way through to the back of the restaurant; to their intimate, low-lit private dining room, where you’ll be handed a glass of bubbles as you take your seat around the communal teak dining table. It’s the first glass to kick off…
Each dish of your three course, specially-designed feast will be paired to wines representing the differnt grape varieties grown in the Abruzzo DOC region, including Montepulciano, Trebbiano, and Cerasuolo. And if those names don’t mean much to you right now, they’re about to – because your host for the evening, Sam Caporn MW (which literally means Master of Wine) will be on hand to introduce you to six hand-picked wines before you dine. After which, you’ll make the call as to which you’ll want to pair with your courses, which brings us nicely to…
The chefs, meanwhile, will be busy hustling up regional delights like paccheri pasta with swordfish and aubergine, topped with fresh herbs and pine nuts; and grilled quail served with a tomato, bread & onion panzanella, all finished off with the shamelessly indulgent bonet – a chocolate, coffee, amaretti, rum and caramel pudding.
And whichever wines you end up plumping for…
The evening’s set to be a corker.
NOTE: Tickets to this Nudge-Exclusive, Abruzzo Wine-Paired Dinner cost £45pp – but we’re also giving away a pair of tickets. To enter, simply follow the instructions in the competition box on this page. To find out more about the wines on offer, click HERE, and for more on your host, Sam Caporn, check out her website HERE.
Bocca di Lupo | 12 Archer Street, W1D 7BB
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Bocca Di Lupo, 12 Archer Street, Soho, Central London, W1D 7BB
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