RESTAURANT BENEDICTS – GUTTER & STARSWINE DINNER – FRIDAY 8th JULY.
We are pleased to announce our next wine dinner, bringing together one of the UK’s newest and exciting urban wineries and one of the UK’s top chefs. Somewhere in the middle is Fredricks, and we invite you to join us for a memorably evening.It’s an honour to have Chris host his first wine dinner with us in Norwich and a rare opportunity to try his new releases before they sell out.
The Good Mixer 2021
Orange Bacchus 2021
Chardonnay 2020 (library stock)
Pinot Noir 2020 (library stock)
We have booked the private dining room at Benedicts and invite twelve guests to join us. Tickets are £90 per person and include a 5 course tasting menu accompanied by Chris’ wines.
Chris Wilson is a journalist-turned-winemaker. He was – and still is – a wine journalist, but turned to winemaking, completing a few vintages around the world and taking a BSc in viticulture and enology at Plumpton (Sussex, UK), before starting an urban micro-negociant winery in Cambridge.
Back in 2020, Chris helped us with our own local wine project from Juliette’s vines in Burston and has consulted with us on our current release of the 2021 Seyval Blanc.
Chris is a great host and will pour his current releases alongside some of his personal library stock, as he started out in music journalism, and the wines are all named with a musical reference. The label art comes mainly from artist friends, and he’s also designed a few himself.
Restaurant Benedicts needs little introduction, Richard Bainbridge opened Benedicts with his wife Katja in June 2015, He has travelled and worked his way through some of the most amazing Restaurants and countries across the globe. He has worked for Michel Roux Senior at the 3 Michelin Starred Waterside Inn, for Günter Seeger (NY), Kevin Thornton (Dublin) and upon his return to Norfolk he was head chef at Galton Blackiston’s Morston Hall.
Benedicts has been named in The Times Top 100 Restaurants in the UK, Square Meal Top 100 and EDP Norfolk’s Best Restaurant, alongside a rating of 6 in the Good Food Guide. Benedicts was awarded 3 AA Rosettes in January 2018.
In 2015 Richard won BBC 2’s Great British Menu and returned in 2017 as a Veteran Judge on the program judging the chefs of the central region.