Grafene hosts Pommery champagne dinner
PUBLISHED: 00:00 07 September 2018
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Grafene, Manchester’s contemporary fine-dining bar and restaurant, hosted a Pommery champagne dinner with five courses, each created by their head chef Ben Mounsey, to match selected champagnes.
Grafene champagne dinner
Charlie Hodd - the Champagne Pommery Ambassador
Charlie Hodd introducing people to one of the Champagnes
Pouring a premier Pommery
5star Pea & Ham on the special champagne matched menu at Grafene
Jam Butty, with lobster
Louise Taylor and Daniel Parry
Baby bread made by Grafene chefs
Clare Longden and Ben Driver
Grafene owners Kathryn and Paul, Roden with guests Dennis and Carole
Roots n Shoots on the menu for the Pommery dinner
40 guests embraced the irony of ‘working class’ food being paired with ‘upper class’ champagne. Taking simple dishes like liver and onions and a jam butty, Ben transformed them into fine dining food, demonstrating creativity and skill.
It included: Roots and Shoots and Louis Pommery England Nv, Pea and Ham and Pommery Brut Royal Nv, Jam Butty and Pommery Brut Rose Nv, Liver and onions and Pommery Grand Cru 2006. A highlight was Louis Pommery England; the only English sparkling wine to be made by a champagne house and available exclusively in Manchester at Grafene.