Friday 4th March 2011 is the date for The Borrowdale Hotel to be transported to the hot climate of Chile both in terms of food and wine.
Nigel Harper the head chef at The Borrowdale Hotel has created a four course dinner which will be matched with a glass of Chilean wine with each course chosen by Stephen Wilcock Master Sommelier and manager of the hotel. The wines will be introduced by Mr Gabriel Fernandez from Torres Chile.
A fun entertaining and informative evening for only £38pp or for only £120pp with a bottle of Torres wine in your room compliments of The Borrowdale Hotel. A menu consisting of Spiced Chilean Sea Bass Fillet, followed by Sopa de los Andes then Chancho a la Chilena and finally Torta de maz de Chile is sure to propel all guests to stunning Chile.
In addition to the fine food and wine tastings, learn about winemaking in Chile were the excellent climatic conditions make it ideal to grow vines. Chile has well differentiated seasons with spectacular temperature shifts, greater even than 20ºC. Also the absence of Phylloxera means that it is not necessary to graft vines onto American rootstock finally the oldest viticultural traditions on the American continent. Spanish missionaries planted the first vineyards. Later, in the 19th century they were re-planted with French varietals.
With over 25 years in the industry, Stephen Wilcock began his career under the tutelage of Francis Coulson and Brian Sack at The Sharrow Bay. He spent 15 years with them learning hospitality in the first establishment to coin the phrase Country House Hotel. Since then he worked at the Michelin star L Enclume at Cartmel and The Samling in Windermere before joining the Lake District Hotels Ltd Group as Deputy Manager at the Lodore Falls Hotel.
For more information on the Torres Wine evening at The Borrowdale Hotel part of the Lake District Hotels Ltd group, visit http://www.lakedistricthotels.net/borrowdalehotel/index.php