`Forget the House red or white, bring me the whisky!`
This kind of opening request to the sommelier would normally bring on fear and slight disgust, but not at the excellent Plateau restaurant in Canary Wharf!.
The Plateau – Canary Wharf
Allan Picket, head chef, has joined forces with Johnnie Walker to create a unique three course tasting menu that highlights the key expressions in the single malts which combine to create Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
Blue Label is Johnnie Walker`s premium single malt. Only 1 in a 1000 barrels make the grade to Blue label. The quality shines through, backed with a smoothness and a strong depth of flavour. The price of Johnie Walker blue label is all too irrelevant once tasted.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Whisky
This whisky orientated tasting menu starts from September. Upon arrival, guests will be guided through the specially crafted seasonal menu. Each course, such as a terrine of ham and parsley with pear chutney or Bitter Valrhona chocolate tart, is paired with a single malt or other expression of Johnnie Walker.
Guests will be introduced to each whisky as it arrives at the table and appreciate its versatility by trying each liquid straight, chilled, iced or with water to understand the complex flavours and varying strength before finally matching it to their own palate and enjoying the food.
To culminate, diners will be presented with a perfect serve of Johnnie Walker Blue Label and they will be able to draw on the knowledge acquired throughout the evening to appreciate the deep and varied flavours present in each sip.
An entertaining and educational evening. A dedicated whisky expert will guide you through each course. For whiskey tasting London can offer no better venue.
Allan Pickett, Head Chef at Plateau: `Few people think of whisky as a drink to accompany dinner, but it can be an incredible match with the right dishes. Our whisky expert will explain how and why I created this special menu, in what promises to be a fascinating evening.`
As I have said, the incredibly reasonable cost of Johnnie Walker blue label (www.johnniewalker.com) is irrelevant. The cost of this rather special evening is priceless, but just for you, details are below.
The Johnnie Walker Blue Label exclusive tasting experience will be available from 1 September 2010 in Plateau`s private dining spaces for £95 per head. Reservations must be made in advance (www.plateaurestaurant.co.uk)
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