Beaujolais Day - Thurs 16th November

Celebrate Beaujolais Nouveau Day at Newport's Premier Beaujolais Day Venue!

Join us and celebrate the world’s best-known wine party - the uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau.

Please find some information below about Beaujolais Nouveau with our Menu at the bottom of the page.

Information about Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau is the new wine from the first harvest of grapes in the Beaujolais region of France. At one minute past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, over a million cases of Beaujolais begin their journey across France with a race to get the first bottles to different markets across the globe.

What is Beaujolais?

Beaujolais is a region in France, just south of Burgundy, famous for its wines.

What is Beaujolais Nouveau?

Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine made from Gamay grapes grown in the Beaujolais region. Bottles of the current year’s Beaujolais Nouveau are officially released on the third Thursday of November.

How is Beaujolais Nouveau made?

Few other wines are produced, bottled, and released within a few weeks of the harvest. The wine’s easy drinkability is due to a process called carbonic maceration, or whole berry fermentation, which allows the juice to be extracted from the grapes with a minimum of tannins.

What does Beaujolais Nouveau taste like?

Every year, it’ll taste different to the previous year as it depends on what weather the region has had. As a result of the quick fermentation process, Beaujolais Nouveau does not have the structure or depth of other wines, but is fresh, fruity, with tones of cherry, strawberry, and raspberry, and easily quaffable.

How should I drink Beaujolais Nouveau?

Chilled. Unlike most red wines, you will want to put a Nouveau bottle in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes before drinking, as a slight chill will bring out the fresh flavors. It should also be drunk within a few months of release as the wine has almost no tannins, and tannins are one of main preservatives of red wine.

The Menu

2 course £27.00
3 course £32.50

The price per person includes: -

- Welcome Drink
- A half bottle of Beaujolais Nouveau per guest
- Coffee & Petit Fours

Booking T & C's

- For Group Bookings of 6x persons or more we require a pre-order from the Beaujolais Set-Menu.
- We require a £5 per person deposit per person at the time of bookings which is non-refundable.
- All reservations must be made in advance by calling 01633 266 053, we cannot accept Web Bookings for this event.

Times of Food Service

Served 12.00pm till 2.30pm / 5.30pm – 9.30pm

 

Entrées 

Escargot

Snails in Parsley & Garlic butter, French bread

Soupe à l'oignon

French onion soup, crotons, Gruyère cheese

Camembert cuit en boîte

Baked Camembert, crisp bread, red onion jam

 

Secteur sûr

Entrecote au poivre, frites

Feather steak, Mixed Peppercorn suace , house fries, watercress

Confit de cuisse de carnard

Confit leg of duck,red cabbage, smoked bacon, puy lentils

Provençal Fish Stew, Frites

Mussels, squid, snapper cooked in tomato sauce, house fries

 

Dessert 

Marquise au chocolat

Chocolate marquise, crème fraiche

Crème Brulee

Berry crème brulee, strawberry ice cream

Crème caramel

Custard, soft caremal

 

Why not add a cheese board for the table £6.00 per guest