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March 3, 2011

Are we sure that a Head Chef is in the list of prescribed ingredients for this brew?

This Friday sees our inaugural British Drinks Producers dinner.

The scarcity of population in our part of world makes it difficult to attract many to our wine dinners, but this one has touched something in our guests and all our tickets were sold as of last week. A sensible price certainly helps. £39.50 for five courses matched with liquid refreshment from the best of British booze.

Three beers from our local Breconshire Brewery, including “One for the Road”, brewed especially for us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary. The team, led by Assistant Manager Rhodri Morgan, have played a big part in developing the beer, which includes a decent slug of apple juice from Talybont’s Aber Valley Fruits, and which will continue to be on sale at the Griffin for a few weeks after the drinks evening.

And to match the canapes and the starter, an Elderflower Champagne and a perry from Polgoon Vineyard, which is close neighbour to The Gurnard’s Head.

Please do sign up to our newsletters at enquiries@felinfachgriffin.co.uk and we will keep you in touch with any further evenings like this.

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Wine Dinner: 7th May

February 19, 2010

People keep asking Julie and her team when we are going to hold another wine dinner. So she has the green light and we’re going to go ahead on Friday 7 May. We hope for a great turn out. Please do support the event as we always price our wine dinners as generously as we can at £55 per person, considerably less than similar evenings in other restaurants.

Chris Davey and Hannah Richards from the wine supplier OW Loeb will be with us on the evening to guide us through the wines and to answer any questions that guests have. They will also be available to take any wine orders that may result.

We will be kicking off the evening at 7.30 with Canapés served in the bar area accompanied by a stunning Crawford River Riesling 2004 from Western Australia. We will then sip our way through the Central Otago and Marlborough regions in New Zealand, Australia’s Yarra Valley and New South Wales as well as California’s Sonoma Valley. All chosen to match the food.

Ah, the food! I almost forgot. How does the following strike you?

Asparagus Terrine with Crème Fraîche & Blood Orange
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Ceviche of Scallop with Tomato Jelly & Avocado Purée
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Soy Glazed Duck Breast from Madgetts Farm with a Confit Leg “Hash”, Bok Choi, Ginger & Star Anise
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Roasted Figs with Mascarpone & Cardamon
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Kitchen Garden Rhubarb Trifle with Candied Fennel, Vanilla Ice Cream & Balsamic

To book a table or to take advantage of a great value weekend Sleepover deal, please call Laura or Julie at The Griffin (01874 620 111) or email us at enquiries@felinfachgriffin.co.uk.