Searcys announce 2020 series of sky-high wine dinners

Following on from the success of last year’s elevated wine dinners, Searcys at The Gherkin will once again bring together spectacular panoramic views and prestige wines for four unique events throughout 2020. Each one-off dinner is a special collaboration between the wine suppliers and Searcys’ executive chef Shaun Rowlands. Hosted in the Gherkin’s renovated suite of private dining rooms, acclaimed wine from across the globe will be tasted alongside expertly paired seasonal dishes.

Kicking things off on 20 March is a showcase of Argentinian fine wines, with an indulgent four-course meal paired with a selection of Gruner, Veltliner, Malbec, sweet and sparkling wines from Bodega Norton in Mendoza, Argentina. Searcys’ classically seasonal menu will include a fresh starter of burrata, figs, radicchio and pomegranate, followed by an indulgent main course of Lake District feather-blade steak with celeriac and purple sprouting broccoli. Each dish will be paired with a different wine, presented by Helix Restaurant’s Head Sommelier, Jean-Paul Baptiste. Founded in 1895, the historic vineyard produces outstanding wines at an altitude of up to 1,100 meters. The whites are packaged with vibrant flavours and natural acidity, the reds are mellow, with a full bouquet of red and dark berries.

Sitting high above London on the 38th floor, The Gherkin’s private dining rooms have been designed to create memorable, sky-high gatherings and events. The five rooms are aptly named after clouds and offer spectacular views of the capital. Promising to be a spectacular evening of fine wines and expertly paired dishes, the wine dinners mark the launch of The Gherkin’s new private dining packages, ideal for corporate entertainment, anniversaries and celebrations.

Future events:

On 22 May, The Gherkin will pay tribute to English Wine Week, where some of the most spectacular vintages appearing across the British Isles will be paired with the finest summer ingredients. On 19 June, a Summer Solstice Dinner will feature natural wines, and the perfect backdrop to celebrate the longest day of summer. Finally, a Harvest Dinner will take place on 9 October, with the season’s bounty once again expertly paired with a selection of fine wines to match the season.

Wine dinner tickets can be purchased for £85 here.