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A curated evening tasting with Coates & Seely

Friends Week

Food and drink

Wednesday 22 May 2019
6.30 — 8.30pm

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Coates & Seely wine tasting in the Academicians' Room

We’ve partnered with the award-winning English sparkling wine makers, Coates & Seely, to bring you an evening tasting in The Academicians’ Room, our private members’ club, as part of Friends Week.

Coates & Seely’s sparkling wines – made on the chalk slopes of the North Hampshire Downs in England – made an immediate impact across the world upon their first release in 2011. Since then, they have been at the vanguard of the English sparkling wine movement.

Their wines are now listed in Royal Palaces, Michelin-starred restaurants and iconic houses around the world, including the Dorchester and Savoy Hotels in London, The Hotel Bristol in Paris, The Fat Duck and the Ivy restaurants, Kensington Palace, Spencer House and Goodwood House, as well as Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the National Gallery and, not least, the Royal Academy.

Join us in the Academicians’ Room for an evening tasting in the ambient setting of the club room. To accompany the tasting, Nicholas Coates’ wife, Virginia, a Leiths trained chef, will pair the wines with food using ingredients from their own and their neighbours’ land – trout from the River Test that flows in front of their home and smoked in an artisanal smokery down-river, lamb from their water-meadows, venison culled from the vineyards, plus a host of organically grown vegetables and local cheeses.

Only the crab, from the Local port of Lymington, will have travelled more than a mile (or at most, two miles) to reach your table. The result is a rare English example of both food and wine drawn from the same land and combined to bring out the very best in each.

Taking place throughout Friends Week, we are offering Friends of the RA a unique opportunity to gain insight to the inner workings of the Royal Academy through talks, tours, workshops, stories and anecdotes from the experts.

This event is open to members of the Academicians’ Room, Friends of the RA and RA250 Friends and RA250 Supporters.

Members of the Academicians’ Room, please call 020 7300 8090 to book. Friends of the RA can book by phone or online.

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Wednesday 22 May 2019

6.30 — 8.30pm

The Academicians' Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts