Next week Liverpool is welcoming three Master Sommeliers who are part of a unique evening taking place at The Art School on Thursday 27th January.
Ronan Sayburn, Dimitri Mesnard and Nigel Wilkinson are from a very select group whose numbers remain extremely limited; indeed, more people have been into Earth’s orbit than there are Master Sommeliers and since 1969, when the first award was given, only around 250 currently work with the world’s finest restaurants, kitchens and events.
Having these three luminaries together for one evening in Liverpool is in itself a rarity in the culinary world. There is no higher accolade for those who have studied and practised for years to reach the ultimate professional credential. Ronan, Dimitri and Nigel are bringing their expertise and knowledge to The Art School as part of a 6-course tasting evening with wines paired to a special menu curated by Paul Askew.
Paul is The Art School’s Chef Patron and is celebrating his 40th anniversary in gastronomy. He explains: “Without wine and beverages food is always incomplete. They go hand in hand at The Art School but also the world over, too. There’s an art to pairing wines to food. We offer wine flights with our taster menus and for this incredibly special occasion we will be in the company of three truly remarkable people who have spent most of their lives dedicated to wines, spirits and beverages. There is no higher standard than being a Master Sommelier and the sheer wealth of experience they bring, from years of study and exams to frequenting the world’s best vineyards and 3-star Michelin restaurants – they can literally identify a grape, its region and year by taste alone whilst blindfolded. I cannot wait to be in the kitchen with the team for this and to see where they take us.”