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We’re heading for sunny South Africa!

Wesley House March Wine & Dinner Tasting Night

Friday 28th March, 2014

Wesley HouseBe transported to sunny South Africa during the forthcoming Wine & Dinner Tasting Night, taking place on Friday 28th March and hosted by Wesley House owner Matthew Brown and wine specialist Amelia Singer.

Treat yourself to five expertly selected, prepared and cooked courses; all paired with a handpicked selection of the finest wines South Africa has to offer. We hope to introduce a broad selection of wines that showcases the remarkable people and magical places behind these wines.

Head chef, Cedrik Rullier has created a mouth watering menu with some star dishes that will definitely remind you of this month’s featured country, with Smoked Springbok Carpaccio infused with red bush tea and Roast Ostrich fillet with wild grain sorghum, rainbow carrots and celeriac puree.

Experienced wine industry specialist Amelia Singer says “ If you would like to learn more about wine and broaden your spectrum of wine favourites, then a Wine & Dinner tasting evening is a great introduction, with lots of relaxed advice and of course good food!”

To make a reservation at £75 per person to include dinner, all drinks and tasting wines, please call (01242) 602366 or email enquiries@wesleyhouse.co.uk

Wesley House Friday Wine & Dinner Tasting Evening

Friday 28th February 2014

An Evening in “New Zealand”
Hosted by Matthew Brown and Amelia Singer

For our next tasting evening, here at Wesley House we are off to New Zealand, for a delicious menu accompanied by specially selected wines all made in this beautiful country.

Last month’s featured region saw the team introducing a fantastic evening, tasting different wines and dishes from Chile and Argentina, so once again celebrated local wine aficionado Amelia Singer and Wesley House founder Matthew Brown, will combine “serious” wine tasting with an element of fun!

Wesley House Sous Chef and native New Zealander Freddie Ponder has had a great influence on this evening’s menu and helped well known Head Chef Cedrik with the choice of courses, kicking off with aperitifs and canapés.

Diners will be treated to five perfectly cooked and complimentary dishes, accompanied by wines expertly paired to each course, followed by petit fours and coffee.

Matthew Brown says.”Our wine dinners are a complete experience and Amelia Singer and I select the perfect wine to accompany each course. Our approach enables you to enjoy, compare and contrast how wine and food can make the perfect match.’

This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy an evening out with friends, colleagues or clients and all at £75 per person inclusive of dinner, all drinks and wines. To purchase your table reservation please call Wesley House on 01242 602366 or email enquiries@wesleyhouse.co.uk

An Evening with “Pinot” at Wesley House

Friday 31st January, 2014

A local wine event hosted by our very own Matthew Brown and wine aficionado Amelia Singer.

Here at Wesley House we have teamed up with an experienced wine industry specialist, created a delicious Tasting Menu and accompanied this with wines all made from the Pinot grape!

An Evening with “Pinot” will be co-hosted by Amelia Singer who has been in the wine industry for a number of years and has recently completed the prestigious WSET Wine Diploma.

Amelia has a long standing affinity with wine, having worked in wineries all around the world, (Bordeaux, Rioja, Chile) as well as with well known retailers, importers and online fine wine merchants (along with exciting new start-ups), she has gained a holistic appreciation of the wine industry.

Amelia’s approach to wine, and her aim, is to demystify the snobbery around wine and empower people when it comes to making wine decisions – either in a supermarket aisle or when the wine list is handed to you in a restaurant. Wine can be extremely serious and intellectual, but it is MEANT to be FUN.

We hope that at the tasting evening you will learn a little more, meet new people and most of all have a BIT of FUN!

Tickets are £60 per person and include an 8 course tasting menu, with fizz & canapés on arrival and tasting wines throughout the evening. Please call Wesley House on 01242 602366 and reserve your table.

Good Food Guide 2014 accolade

Waitrose Good Food Guide

We are delighted to have been included in The Good Food Guide 2014 and for the twentieth consecutive year! Thank you so much to all our diners and guests as our inclusion is based entirely on reader’s recommendations and inspection reports. You can’t elect to be in the guide or pay for an inclusion, so it makes it all the more valuable!

The Good Food Guide is the UK’s bestselling restaurant guide. Since 1951 they’ve been reviewing and writing about restaurants, pubs and cafés, bringing together the best places to eat out from throughout the country.

The Cotswolds has an abundance of good quality places to eat and stay and at Wesley House we are proud to have been included for yet another year!

Mathew Brown, owner of Wesley House added, “After almost 25 years in the hospitality, it is phenomenally pleasing to be awarded such an accolade by diners and guests. The whole team would really like to thank everyone who has recommended Wesley House and to our regular diners for their continued support.”

An Introduction to Wedding Planning ‘The Wesley House Way’

 

Wedding Planning
Planning your wedding can be one of the most stressful yet most fun periods of your life and with over twenty five years of successful wedding planning Wesley House Events are here to help you every step of the way! Our three point starter guide is designed to kick start your wedding planning and has been formulated over many years by our team of well experienced, and highly acclaimed planners. Their inside knowledge will help to make the first stage of your wedding planning simple and easy. Over the coming month’s we will update the list with a step by step guide to arranging the wedding of your dreams and in the meantime, please let us be amongst the first to wish you all the best on your forthcoming marriage!

Plan Your Budget

Whatever your budget, you can be sure that there are services out there that will suit your needs and are within budget. Your friends will also be a great source of ideas, tips and personal recommendations from their own nuptials will be invaluable. Word of mouth and referrals are a sure fire way of cutting down the number of people you need to make contact with!

Set Your Date

Often a task that seems ridiculously simple until you begin to compare diaries, discuss with family and close friends and then find that the ‘ideal’ date will not be as easy as you thought! Planning your wedding at least a year before the event, means that you have the biggest and varied selection of dates and suppliers together with flexibility.

Choose Your Venue

More often than not, unless you are planning to an exact date years in advance, the availability and choice of venue will drive the actual date of the wedding. Choosing the right venue will most certainly take time, but with a good search of your chosen area, you will be sure to find your most perfect setting for your big day. When both the ceremony and venue arrangements have been chosen, the whole day will then fall into place. With over twenty five years of event and wedding co-ordination here at Wesley House Events we have a “not so little black book” brimming with venues, ranging from cosmopolitan town houses and rustic barns to romantic settings much closer to home such as Sudeley Castle.

In out next edition we will cover the must do wedding planning that follows the top three steps. If in doubt and you need a little advice, guidance or a nudge in the right direction please do not hesitate to call our experienced events team on (01242) 602 366.

The quintessential Sunday lunch in the heart of the Cotswolds

Our French born Head Chef Cedrik Rullier, is a big fan of the traditional British family Sunday roast and takes great pride in not only designing the regularly changing Sunday lunch menu here at Wesley House, but he also enjoys sourcing the local produce to make up his seasonal menus. You only have to peak out of the window of the beautiful and historic Wesley House, to see the local butchers opposite who supply all the Sunday joints!

To start your taste buds twitching, Cedrik has created a fantastic mix of delicious dishes on the new summer A’ la Carte Sunday Lunch menu. So why not try something a little bit different to start with, like the creamy Twice Baked Gruyere Soufflé with pickled beetroot and walnut salad or to celebrate the arrival of summer the light and refreshing taste of Pan Fried Red Mullet-chilled gazpacho, pak choi and clams, sprinkled with wild borage flowers.

Main courses won’t fail to impress with a well balanced selection that includes both fish and vegetarian options. Of course the more traditional dishes boast Pan Roast Guinea Fowl & toasted hazelnut with heritage carrots, spiced butternut squash puree, and a tangy apricot sauce. Plus everyone’s favourite and a real hit with junior diners, Pilcher and Newman, Cotswold Roast Beef, roast potatoes and Tarragon Yorkshire Pudding, with seasonal vegetables and lashings of tasty gravy.

The quality ingredients and exceptional cooking elevate each course and desserts take on a whole new level with Cedrik’s signature Almond Crème Brulée, served alongside lemon puree, mint and yogurt sorbet. What more would you expect from a Frenchman than an exquisite crème brulée but the flavours and culinary influences keep on coming with Vanilla Panna Cotta and mango parfait paired with delicately spiced rum pineapple. For a final triumph of taste there’s Cedrik’s old family recipe with a new twist, Cherry Mousse with sweet raspberry jelly-frangipan sponge, served with mascarpone and ginger ice cream.

Wesley House is undoubtedly the perfect place for an enjoyable Sunday lunch with family and friends. The restaurant offers relaxed family dining for everyone, whatever the age and children under 12 years dine for half price. Be sure to make your next Sunday a family day to remember the ’Wesley Way’, with excellent food, relaxing surroundings and top class service!

Save the Date – Thursday 25th July – An Introduction to Whisky with Barry King

WhiskyLet’s imagine that you’ve never really ‘tasted’ whisky before and that you’re about to embark on a spirits odyssey, well why not do it with expert guidance? Join us on Thursday 25th July when we will be joined by whisky expert and local man, Barry King.

Barry has been studying whisky for the past 3 decades and is an award winning specialist. He has also had the privilege of actually working in a famous distillery and will show you how to get the very most out of enjoying whisky, whilst gently guiding you through whisky drinking, its origins and history.

Barry is particularly keen to teach everyone how to nose and taste the many different types and styles of whisky and also about the regions and their influence on taste. His aim is to demystify whisky and enable people to discover what they like most and how to enjoy it!

To find out what type of Scottish whisky could be your future tipple of choice, book a place on our Introduction to Whisky Tasting Evening in our Wine Bar & Grill. Tickets are just £25 per person and include a selection of nibbles, cheeses and of course fine whiskies.

Call us now to book on (01242) 602366 or email enquiries@wesleyhouse.co.uk

Fizz Day Fridays

WineThe end of the working week is always a reason for celebration, but now you can get that Friday feeling in real style. Join us every Friday night for our early evening super Friday Fizz, where our Wine Bar & Grill comes alive to the clinking sound of bubble filled glasses. Why not join friends or relax with colleagues after work and between 5.30pm – 7.30pm all our bottles of beautifully chilled Champagne and Cava are an amazing half price!

Our Wine Bar & Grill has become “the place to be seen” and is the perfect place to enjoy cold bottles of fizz. The well stocked bar combines Wesley House’s trademark attention to detail and superior levels of service with contemporary surroundings and a buzzing atmosphere.

With a great selection on offer, ranging from Louis Perdrier Brut to Laurent Perrier Rosé, there really is something for everyone. And for those wanting a little light refreshment to soak up their delicious fizz, we serve our full menu and light bites from 6.00pm.

We look forward to welcoming you soon and if you plan to stay for dinner, please call in advance to book on (01242) 602366.

Exceptional 5 course taster menu showcases Wesley House as a Cotswold foodie haven

5 course taster menuHere at Wesley House we have once again wowed local diners with the launch of our delicious new 5 course tasting menu. Available on Thursday nights as a week night treat, Matthew Brown from Wesley House says “Our aim has always been to use high quality local ingredients, expertly cooked. The regularly changing new taster menu builds on this by offering people both exciting mixes and classical flavours. Our customers really trust our expertise and many have been welcome diners for decades.”

Winchcombe is becoming a haven for foodies and at Wesley House we are no doubt leading the field as an established food destination. Our highly developed food style is an impressive mix of classically inspired dishes with a modern European twist, all created under the watchful eye of our talented Head Chef, Cedrik Rullier. With an enviable reputation and a highly skilled team, we hope to attract discerning diners for many years to come.

To book your table for Thursday Tasting Nights, please call (01242) 602366 or email enquries@wesleyhouse.co.uk a culinary treat awaits you!

Wesley House joins the growing Pinterest community online!

Pinterest iconTo complement our existing social media platforms we have recently launched a new Pinterest channel  www.pinterest.com/wesleyhouse

Pinterest is a fantastic pinboard style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme based picture collections such as food and recipes, interiors, events and more! You can browse literally thousands of pinboards for inspiration, follow boards to stay in touch, upload your own images or ‘pins’, re-pin images you find on Pinterest to your own pinboards and even ‘like’ photos that you find on the site.

No matter what you’re interested in, Pinterest has something for everyone. So whether you’re looking for recipe ideas, stylish interior designs or amazing places to visit, Pinterest is worth a look!

Why don’t you visit our Pinterest channel, browse a handpicked selection of Wesley House images (pins) and if you like one ‘re-pin’ it onto your own Pinterest page, follow our individual boards or simply like one of our pictures.

Don’t forget to regularly visit www.pinterest.com/wesleyhouse as we will be pinning new pictures and creating exciting new boards over the coming weeks!

Happy Pinning!

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