Introducing 'Extra Brut, Extra Old' the latest Cuvée from Veuve Clicquot...

Veuve Clicquot, Extra Brut Extra Old

Veuve Clicquot, Extra Brut Extra Old

Wednesday, 12th of April 2017...a date that we will long remember here at Hutchesons. For it was on this night that we played our part in the global launch of Veuve Clicquot's brand new cuvée, the Extra Brut, Extra Old.

A sell out dinner in The 158 Champagne Oyster Bar, hosted by Champagne royalty; Dominique Demarville, the Cellar Master of Veuve Clicquot. What more could you ask for? 

Well, our kitchen team answered that question by devising a jaw-dropping menu consisting of butter poached langoustines, lamb cutlets and white crab ceviché; each course was specifically designed to compliment the various Champagnes on show that evening. You can see the full menu here.

And as for the Champagnes? Well, where do we start?! Guests were greeted with Veuve Clicquot's flagship, the Yellow Label - a house staple here at Hutchesons! It was the next Champagne however, that's been drawing world-wide attention; the Extra Brut, Extra Old...the first ever low dosage wine that acclaimed Maison Clicquot have ever produced; an assemblage of wines from '88, '96, '06, '08, '09 and '10 vintages, which culminates in a beautiful colour with bright, delicate gold twinkles, superfine flowing cordon of bubbles. Poised intensity of aromas and flavours include peach and spiced lemon and a soupçon of liberating oak!

From there, guests enjoyed the glorious Veuve Clicquot Rosé label before moving on to the '98 vintage; the first that current Cellar Master, and our host for the evening Dominique Demarville, brought to fruition. The night culminated in something incredibly special, the Cave Privée Rosé 1990, a Champagne that has the nose of a big, bold red with flavours of truffle and smokey oak, a truly remarkable wine. The Cave Privée range is a story in it's own, and one you can learn about here.

It was a night that will live long in the memory and is another fantastic celebration of the unique partnership that Hutchesons have built with Veuve Clicquot in recent times. Stay tuned for the next big announcement as we prepare to kick off the 2017 Summer Party Series! 

KRUG...It's a Friday thing @ Hutchesons!

Krug Grande Cuvée

Krug Grande Cuvée

ONE thing that we've never been afraid to boast here at Hutchesons is our love of Champagne! From our exclusive dinners to our outrageous Summer Party Series, our exploits with the Bubbly stuff has been noted in the likes of Marie Claire and Glamour, and now we've teamed with one of the worlds most revered Champagne producers to create a very special pairing available exclusively on Friday's...that's right, welcome to Krug at Hutchesons! 

Every year, Krug picks an ingredient that it challenges it's global partners to use with the aim of accentuating the big, bold notes of their flagship Grande Cuvée, with 2017 being Krug's 'Year of the mushroom'. Here at Hutchesons, we've grasped that notion with both hands and developed a truly unique pairing that marries our two great loves; Champagne and the very best of Scottish produce. 

We've enrolled the services of an expert forager who scours the forrest's and fields of Scotland in search of the most stunning and flavourful mushrooms for us to pair with a crisp glass of Krug. Along with mushrooms that include Ceps, Scarlet Elf Cup, Girolles & Morels, we've got our hands on big, bold ingredients such as wild leeks and wild garlic, to name but a few!

Available exclusively on Friday's at Hutchesons, this unique pairing can be enjoyed in the Grand Brasserie or in the seclusion of The 158 Champagne & Oyster Bar! 

Our Group Development Chef, John Molloy, and the kitchen team at Hutchesons have developed this as our opening dish to be paired with a glass of Krug...

"Freshly foraged sautéed wild mushrooms, wild leeks, charred white asparagus, shaved green asparagus, confit egg yolk, nasturtium and peashoots"

Served with a Glass of Krug Grande Cuvée


The dish itself

The dish itself

An Exclusive Evening With Veuve Clicquot's Cellar Master; Dominique Demarville

Ok, so we can't really begin by saying it's 'Champagne Season'...if you hadn't noticed we're always banging on about bubbles, so 'Champagne Season' is pretty much endless for us!

With that said, mark Wednesday, April 12th, in your diaries as it's the first Champagne event of the year! Now, if there's one thing we're known for at Hutchesons, it's our Champagne parties...From our epic Meet The Widow event to our glamorous Summer Party Series (keep those eyes peeled, BIG news coming soon), no one quite does bubbles in Glasgow like we do! 

Our dear, dear friends at the worlds most vibrant Champagne house, yes - good ol' Veuve Clicquot - are on the verge of launching a brand new Cuvée...and who get's to help launch it? Well, we did say they were our 'dear, dear friends' didn't we?! Yes, that's right, Hutchesons will be one of the first venues anywhere in the WORLD to showcase their new product! 

To celebrate that glorious little fact, we've decided to through what will be one of the most memorable dinners we've ever turned our hand to! Hosted by Veuve Clicquot's very own Cellar Master, Dominque Demarville (Yes, that is a MAJOR DEAL), we will be showcasing not just the brand new, super secret Cuvée, but also the iconic Yellow Label, the formidable Rosé Label, the outrageously charming 2008 Vintage and to top it off, the Cave Rosé Vintage of 1990! An utterly ridiculous selection, if you ask us!

To go along with it, we'll also be serving up a beautifully bespoke four course menu for the evening, designed specifically to maximise the flavour profile of each Champagne! 

With only 30 tickets available, this is going to be one of the most exclusive dinners of the year! Having someone like Dominique Demarville host is a true honour, without his go ahead, no Veuve Clicquot is signed off! A true rockstar of the Champagne world, Dominique will expertly guide guests through the estate, talking all things bubbles! 

Tickets are now available to purchase through Eventbrite at £70pp, which includes the 5 course dinner and the 5 Champagnes from the Veuve Clicquot estate. 

Date: 12/04/17

Time: 7pm

Tickets: £70pp

Meat the butcher no.2

Hutchesons Uncorked Event Series is back for another year and we're kicking things off on March 28th with a real meat treat! Following on from the success of last years dinners with John Gilmour at Hutchesons, where he showcased his skills first hand to a sold out room, we're delighted to welcome him back...and this time we're going bigger & bolder! Guests will enjoy a 4 course dinner, complete with drinks pairing, and you check the full menu here. 

Now, to see a Master Butcher up close and in person, witnessing the fluid technique and masterful control of the blade which has been passed down from generation to generation, is a truly unique experience. And on March 28th, it is an experience that Hutchesons will deliver live, in the form of an evening with renowned Master Butcher, John Gilmour.

We've also teamed up with the brilliant Scottish drinks brand, Arbikie, and will be serving creative concoctions using their various vodkas & gins, which are brewed here in Scotland. 

You can view the full gallery for the evening HERE

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