THURSDAY 21ST NOVEMBER, 2019
Celebrate Beaujolais Day at 13 Market Street in Caerphilly with great food, company and drinks
HISTORY OF BEAUJOLAIS DAY
Beaujolais Nouveau Day is marked in France on the third Thursday in November with fireworks, music and festivals. Under French law, the wine is released at 12:01 a.m., just weeks after the wine’s grapes have been harvested. Parties are held throughout the country and further afield to celebrate the first wine of the season.
Beaujolais Nouveau – that much-ballyhooed cherry-red coloured vintage that’s best served chilled — is clearly not for wine snobs. This fresh & fruity red is the result of a quick fermentation process that ends up with a tasty, clean wine that is enjoyed by palates the world over.
The idea of a race to Paris carrying the first bottles of the new vintage was conceived and this attracted much media attention.
Beaujolais Nouveau owes its easy drinkability to a winemaking process called carbonic maceration, also known as whole-berry fermentation. This technique preserves the fresh, fruity quality of the grapes without extracting bitter tannins from the grape skins.
Beaujolais Nouveau is meant to be drunk young. Most vintages should be consumed by the following May after its release.
The region of Beaujolais is known for its fabulous food and here at the Ridgeway we have also prepared a special Menu to celebrate rustic French cuisine.
THE SET MENU
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in Caerphilly's most stylish venue, for South Wales most popular Calendar Date in November
When dining with 2-courses from this Set Menu enjoy a complimentary 175ml glass of White or Red Wine from the Set Selection
~ Starters ~
Soup of the Day
Craft bread, netherend farm butter (V) – £5
Classic prawn cocktail
North atlantic prawns, marie rose sauce, baby gem lettuce – £6
Red onion, garden pea and cheddar tart (V) – £6
Chicken liver pate
Toast, red onion marmalade – £5
~ Main Course ~
Herb crust cod
Mash, Roast Tomato, Parsley Sauce – £13
Garlic bread, salad garnish, fries or buttered new potatoes – £11
Honey and Mustard glazed breast of chicken
New potatoes, tarragon cream sauce, baby vegetables – £15
Marinated diced beef is slowly braised with red wine, shallots, mushrooms and bacon, served with pomme purée and honey-roasted carrots £15
Slowly braised cider belly pork
Wholegrain mustard mash, cider braised red cabbage, apple & cider jus – £14
226g Chargrilled Sirloin Steak
House fries, ½ grilled tomato, mushroom – £20
Napoli tomato sauce with fresh chilli, vegetables (V) – £9
~ Dessert ~
Berries, coulis (v) – £5
Tart au citron
Served with ice-cream- £5
Vanilla ice-cream with a shot of espresso to pour over – £5
~ Cheese Finale for the Table ~
Round off your 3-course meal with an additional cheese course for an additional £6 per person Assorted selection of British and Welsh cheeses with Miller’s Damsels artisan biscuits.
(or £3 supplement if you want to swap for a pud)