Not even the icy conditions could keep the elite Fine Wining Crew away. Coats,boots and gloves aside, you were welcomed by the staff at HQ Restaurant. As it was our 1st time there,our warm and friendly waiter was happy to tell us all about HQ and all their daily specials,even bringing us the menu to make sure we would come back.
Guests were invited to take the most imaginative pictures with Warwick Wines Famous Big Bottle.
Warwick Wines Estate,being purchased in 1964 by the Ratcliffe Family,soon Norma Ratcliffe began producing wines and that were the journey of “The First Lady” originated.
We started our evening with a surprisingly, pleasant tasting Broccoli and Stilton Cheese soup with a puff straw, paired with Warwick Chardonnay MCC,I was concerned that the Soup might be too robust for the wine,but it truly did hold its own.
Whilst being serenaded by the suave sounds of the very talented crooner Ricky Botsis,who had us all swinging and swaying along,we were ready for the signature salad at HQ restaurant.
The most simplest of starter’s of Cos and Iceberg lettuce with toasted pine nuts, Parmesan shavings and Dijon mustard dressing, paired with Warwick First Lady Chardonnay was so refreshing.
For mains you had a choice of Duxelle stuffed Portobello Mushrooms topped with Parmesan Cheese and Baked and Skinny Fries paired with Warwick First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon,for the vegetarians or
The 250g Sirloin Steak cooked to perfection and served with Café de Paris butter sauce and Skinny fries, paired with Warwick First Lady Cabernet Sauvignon for the meat eating folk
And finally the pièce de resistance Bitter Chocolate and Sea Salt Tart with Syrah Berry Compote, paired with Black Lady Syrah.