Food and Wine Weekend Success

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A Full House for International Food and Wine Weekend
at Renvyle House, Connemara

A full house, fine weather, a seven course banquet on Saturday night together with a superb selection of wines was had at the Renvyle House Food and Wine Weekend last weekend. Renvyle House Hotel and Galway city wine distributors J&C Kenny joined forces to stage a very successful weekend with talks and wine tastings culminating in a super banquet on Saturday night.
J&C Kenny brought award-winning producers from Tres Palacios vineyard in Santiago and Carrille vineyard in Saint Emilion, Bordeaux to Renvyle House Hotel to participate in a weekend of wine tastings and talks.  Also represented were vineyards from Calamar from Spain, Sensi from Italy, Chakana from Argentina and Graf Josef from Austria.
Executive Chef at Renvyle House Hotel, Mr. Tim O'Sullivan and Chief Executive Mr. Ronnie Counihan hosted a seven course banquet on Saturday night with wines carefully selected from the visiting producers and were matched by Elizabeth Fox, lecturer at GMIT and Chris Harrison from Select Wines in Dublin from the wine producers represented team at Renvyle House.

The Menu for the evening with matching wines are below:

Dinner Menu
Saturday 24th March, 2012

Wines generously sponsored by J&C Kenny, Galway.

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Prawn & Asparagus Risotto
Garlic & Tomato Dressing

Accompanying Wine: Graf Josef Grüner Veltliner (Austria)

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Potato & Spinach Soup

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Salmon Gravlaux
Dill & Anchovies Potato Salad
Beetroot Chutney, Avocado Mousse

Accompanying Wine: Famille Excellor Entre-deux-Mers (France, Bordeaux)

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Apple & Calvados Sorbet

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Parcel of Irish Beef Fillet
Wild Mushroom & Pate Stuffing
Garden Vegetables, Red Wine Jus

Accompanying Wine: Chakana Reserve Malbec (Argentina)

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Strawverry Tartlette
Chantilly Cream

Accompanying Wine: Veuve D'Argent Sparking Rose (France)

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Cheese Platter
Tipperary Brie
Crozier Blue
Oak Smoked Gubbeen
Knockanore Black Pepper & Chive
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Petit Fours
Tea, Coffee, Herbal Teas

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