Dinner With Etienne Hugel

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The tasting dinner hosted by Etienne Hugel was held at Rudding Park on Saturday 21 May starting at 7pm. The  menu and wine list are given below. Pinot Gris Jubilee 1986, Pinot Noir Jubilee 1999, Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive 2005 and Gewurztraminer Selection de Grains Nobles 1981 are from the Hugel library collection and were donated by Etienne Hugel.

  • Rudding Park Canapes  – Muscat 2008 (HMWS £63.80 for 6)
  • Five Spice Scallops. Lemongrass and ginger risotto, chilli oil – Riesling Classic 2009 (HMWS £65.78 for 6) and Riesling Jubilee 2005 (HMWS £136.57 for 6)
  • Chicken and Shrimp Ballotine, Bisque cream, chicken crackling – Pinot Gris Tradition 2007         (HMWS £69.05 for 6) and Pinot Gris Jubilee 1996 en Magnum?
  • Fillet of Beef, Oxtail pudding, smoked mash potatoes, confit shallots – Pinot Noir Jubilee 2005 (HMWS £119.13 for 6) and Pinor Noir 1999 en Magnum
  • Apple Tarte Tatin, Blue cheese glaze, Pistachio – Gewurztraminer Vendange Tardive 2005 (HMWS £145.16 for 6), Gewurztraminer Grains Nobles 1981 (HMWS £280.92 for 6 from the 1998 vintage)
  • Tea and coffee, Home made petit fours

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4 thoughts on “Dinner With Etienne Hugel

  1. Etienne Hugel gave a highly entertaining and polished performance.
    Hugel Riesling Jubilee 2005 and Pinot Gris Jubilee 1996 are remarkable wines.


  2. Andy & Jill Barton (Harrogate) wrote:

    “Just a quick note of thanks for the wine dinner last night. The food was a major improvement on our last visit and the wines were of great interest – expertly and amusingly introduced. We know that the success of such an event owes a lot to the hard work you put in behind the scenes, for which we are very grateful.
    Thanks again.”


  3. Excellent evening. Wines and Etienne Hugel’s presentation outstanding.

    Just as well my wife, Elma, was seated on my right, otherwise I would have to take out an injunction!


  4. ” It was a lovely occasion. I thought Etienne Hugel was most entertaining. I enjoyed the wines, but particularly the Jubilee wine in each pairing. My favourite wines of the evening were the 1999 Pinot Noir en magnum and the 1995 Pinot Gris Jubilee.”
    – Carole Wood, Ackworth.

    “A memorable dinner”
    – Dr. Tony Coral, Harrogate.

    “Richard and I very much enjoyed the dinner and the wines. The service was excellent as ever as well.”
    – Karen Smalley.

    “It was a great night!”
    – Nuno Cesar de Sa, Harrogate


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