Dutton's champagne luncheon, Manchester
PUBLISHED: 00:00 27 October 2015
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Family brewers JW Lees showed some style when they treated friends from the hospitality and media worlds to a champagne luncheon at their smart Manchester bar and restaurant, Dutton's.
Dutton’s champagne luncheon, Manchester
Time for fizz
Lucy and James Ramsbottom
Nigel and Helen Ainscow
Ian Wrathall and Dean Redfern of JW Lees with Paul Lochery
John Gutierrez, Louise Taylor and Paul Wilkinson
Will Lees-Jones and Danny Hall
Nick de Sousa and Jonathan Schofield
Christina Lees-Jones and Nick Boden
Jennifer Hayler and Pamela Thomas
Joshua Adams and Sean Sutton
XXXX and Paul Heathcote
Managing Director William Lees-Jones explained that the occasion marked the Albert Square eaterie’s first anniversary and linked up with the city’s Food and Drink Festival, in full swing outside as guests enjoyed flutes of Laurent Perrier Champagne Brut NV.
Dutton’s staff welcomed the award-winning brigade from JW Lees’s Alderley Edge Hotel. The Alderley’s Head Chef Sean Sutton and crew set up home for the day to create the splendid lunch, each course matched with a fine wine from Lees’s Willougby’s range. The menu began with cured smoked salmon with textures of leek and potato. Main course was satisfying corn-fed Cheshire chicken, sweetcorn and coriander noodle broth with Kaffir lime. Dessert was a delightful deconstructed apple pie with Calvados custard, followed by Alderley Edge fudge and coffee.