I rarely use this blog as a direct marketing platform for the hotel as I think we have the website, Facebook and Twitter to make use of for such activities… however just now and then I break my own rules and this week is one such occasion. We have a very special event to promote and I wanted to ensure that as many people as possible get to hear about it… thus for this week only I will use the blog as a marketing tool and platform to mention something very special that is taking place at the hotel- thus are you sitting comfortably? Then I will begin…..
Gerard Basset’s Hotel TerraVina
The 10 in 8 Fine Dining Group has joined forces with World Champion Sommelier Gerard Basset to offer guests an incomparable world class food and wine experience. The partnership has arisen as a result of the longstanding friendship between Alan and Gerard. To launch the 2012 partnership, Murchison and Basset will be creating three days of unique food and wine events, from the 29th February to 2nd March 2012, at Basset’s award-winning boutique hotel.
Hotel TerraVina in The New Forest. The exclusive menu will be created and cooked at each event by Michelin-starred chef Alan Murchison and his team and the wine selected and paired to Alan’s menu by Basset. Hotel TerraVina’s award-winning head sommelier, Laura Rhys, (Master Sommelier and UK Sommelier of the Year, 2009) will be hosting and introducing the wines at each service. It is hoped that these events will be the first in a series in the new partnership.
So that’s the press release details and here are some quotes from both Alan and Gerard respectively:
Alan: ‘We are thrilled to be working with not only a great friend but one of the most skilled and respected figures in the hospitality industry, who shares our values in service, quality and excellence. We are so pleased to be able to offer our guests a incomparable food and wine experience in such a perfect setting as Hotel TerraVina.”
And Gerard says: “I am delighted to work with Alan, whom I have known for over 10 years and to introduce our guests to his truly remarkable food. I’m also very excited at the prospect of further educating not only our guests but the “Foodies” who regularly visit the 10 in 8 Group’s restaurants. This is the beginning of a very exciting partnership.”
As for me and the rest of the team… we are very excited at the prospect of holding this 3 day event here at TerraVina… it’s been a long time since I worked in a Michelin starred environment, (it feels like a 100 years some days!), but it will be a real treat for us to host such a special event. Suzi, Neil, Laura and all of the team are looking forward to the event and we do hope to welcome plenty of our regulars to sample Alan’s delicious tasting menu, complete with Gerard and Laura’s specially selected wines… this event will take place in our private dining room, the Rutherford Bench, which will be transformed for the 3 day event into a Michelin style restaurant and our own more laid back and relaxed restaurant will still be open for those who would prefer to dine TerraVina style.
We hope to see you all soon… if you would like further details please give me a call on 02380 293 784
‘Till next week