On Thursday 29th August, I’m hosting a special event with Sian Jones from Direct Cellars. Sian will be presenting six different wines which will be matched by small plates cooked over fire by me, the Pyromaniac Chef.
About Pyromaniac Chef
In the days running up to your event, Kathryn starts to prepare the ingredients which will be used in your menu. Sea salt and bulbs of garlic will be smoked over ash and bathtub gin with star anise will begin to infuse. Small adjustments to the details of her crafted larder will ensure that any of her liqueurs which will feature are finished with imaginative blends of herbs and spices.
Kathryn spends at least a whole day shopping for each meal: visiting her experienced butcher, the very best local farm shops, and specialist suppliers across the Cotswolds, adapting the menu to feature the seasonal produce which is most enticing. The scent of smoke features throughout each fire-cooked menu with a subtle finish from the fine layering of flavours. Salmon is cured in smoked salt, sugar and the bathtub gin as the chicken stock is started. Fresh cream is whipped with smoked salt to make butter as the chicken stock is strained and used as the base for the beef stock. Marshmallows fluff up as the stock reduces and the dough is kneaded.
By the time the guests arrive, everything is ready for the most important final blend of flavours as the dishes are prepared in front of you. From cocktail to flambe and fondue, the fire is both a source of inspiration and the method of cooking.
About Direct Cellars
At Direct Cellars, we pride ourselves in exploring many great wines, selecting the best and educating wine lovers. Each month, our experts select superior wines from vineyards around the globe. Each selection is accompanied by our connoisseur wine tasing notes, detailing the history behind each wine and what makes it special. No more staring at wine shelves not sure of what to get, our experts have already done the hard work for you.
Our goal is to help you find wines you love, wines that you are confident about, proud of and most importantly, wine that you are excited to share with your friends. Our wines our exclusive and are not available from any other retailer.
We want to make our wines available to everyone so there are options to shop directly from us or join our club and enjoy premium wines, selected for you delivered to your home at a discounted rate. We are a community of wine lovers, learning about and sharing wine. Our members enjoy rewards and benefits throughout the year.
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