Summary Wines from Around the World with Amelia Singer


  • Sat 6 Oct 2018   12.00 - 14.30

Join us for a specially curated multi-course lunch and tutored wine pairing led by Amelia Singer of Channel 5's The Wine Show. 

You’ll enjoy a carefully selected menu of creative dishes, designed and cooked by one of the Leiths chefs. As each dish is presented, you’ll be served a very special paired wine, chosen to match and enhance the complex flavour combinations in your dish.

Throughout the afternoon, Amelia will teach you how to buy, taste and appreciate wine. She’ll help you discover the difference between objective and subjective tasting, as you start to use your palette with skill, gaining a deeper understanding of your own personal preferences. 

Amelia completed the prestigious WSET Wine Diploma and worked in wineries all around the world before launching her career as a TV presenter and video blogger for Jamie Oliver.

She’s on a mission to demystify wine, eliminate snobbery and empower everybody to make great wine choices.

Menu for Saturday 9th June: Plates inspired by British seasonal produce created by Leiths chef Jane Montgomery, accompanied by wines specially chosen by Amelia. 

  • Gazpacho & focaccia 
  • Charred mackerel & shiso remoulade
  • Confit duck ravioli & summer vegetable braise 
  • Strawberries & cream 

Please note, recipes and ingredients might change.

Examples of past menus:

Example 1: Autumn-inspired dishes created by Leiths chef Christine Simpson and matched with wines chosen by Amelia. These plates capture the textures, colours and flavours of the season.

  • Salad of charred chicory, pickled pear and sous vide partridge
  • Celeriac and wild mushroom tart with a cured egg yolk 
  • Wild boar stew with Jerusalem artichoke crisps and Pommes Anna
  • Rich chocolate mousse with sweet vanilla squash purée, chestnut ice cream, pumpkin seed praline and chocolate twigs

Example 2: Vegetable led plates with a farm to table influence created by Leiths chef Christine Simpson, matched with natural/biodynamic wines chosen by Amelia. 

Although some dishes will include meat, alternatives will be available for vegetarians.

  • Starter: Farinata with heritage tomato, squash and a rocket pesto sauce (v)
  • "Fish" course: King oyster mushroom "scallops" with samphire, cauliflower purée and a raisin and caper vinaigrette (v)
  • Main: Pulled pork or jackfruit with fennel and kolrabi slaw, cornbread and popcorn with BBQ spices (v option)
  • Cheese course: Goats' cheese with beetroot meringue, pickled beetroot, flaked almonds and homemade bread (v)
  • Dessert: A damson inspired sweet (v)

Example 3: Seasonal menu created by Leiths chef David Gee, paired with wines chosen by Amelia. 

  • Black truffle gougère
  • Blood orange cured salmon, cucumber relish, crème fraiche & lovage
  • Venison loin, smoked artichoke purée, cherry & chestnuts
  • Rhubarb mousse, lemon verbena jelly

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Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.


Practical info Wines from Around the World with Amelia Singer

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).


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