The Weird and Wonderful Wines from the Adriatic!
Umezushi tasting event is back again! This time we are bringing you some truely unusual wines from the Adriatic region.
We will take you on a tour around one of the oldest wine producing region starting from Veneto in Italy, and then Buzet in Croatia, and then Rebula in Slovenia, and then finishes with two more wines from Croatia. Each wine will be served with food that we believe hences your experience in aroma, texture, and flavour.
Judith and Trevor from Pacta Connect have been most supportive in selecting the wines and helping creating the menu. They will be sharing their knowledge and experience with us on the night.
- First Course -
H BIANCO, 2011
Frizzante Ribolla Gialla and Tokai Friulano blend from the Veneto, produced in a crown cap bottle! At his sprawling castle, 1 hectare of grapes are worked here using the principles of natural agriculture by Alessandro Sgaravatti, a neurosurgeon turned winemaker. Unfiltered and cloudy, the yeasts are left on the lees, creating the most unusual sparkling white wine, almost like a light frothy beer, which makes it deliciously refreshing!
paired with Oysters
- Second Course -
PIQUENTUM MALVAZIJA, 2012
100% Istrian malvazija produced on a white clay soil in Buzet near the Croatian border with Slovenia. 60% of the grapes spend 10 months in used French oak barrels, 40% spend 10 months in stainless steel vats, before being blended together by half French half Croatian winemaker Dimitri Brečević. Buzet is in the heart of Istria's white truffle country, giving this wine extraordinary vegetal, forest floor, mossy aromas and great texture.
paired with Oven Steamed Mushroom and Taro Root Parcel
- Third Course -
BATIČ REBULA, 2011
100% Rebula from Slovenia (ribolla gialla), made by one of the legendary Slovene winemaker families, Ivan and Miha Batič, whose vineyards are on the Italian/Slovene border behind Trieste. This is a natural wine with long skin contact that gives it a beautiful golden hue, and the maceration produces aromas of oily dried and smoked nuts, candied fruits and peel, smoky petrol. The family's winemaking heritage dates back to 1592 and they are known worldwide for their natural wines.
paired with Charred King Prawns with Avocado Salad
- Fourth Course -
COSSETTO MOZAIK, 2011
To a classic blend of 40% merlot and 40% cabernet sauvignon is added 20% Istrian Borgonja, an indigenous Croatian grape said to have been brought to Central Europe by Napoleon in the early 19th century. The Cossetto family's meticulous production comes from a husband and wife team of oenologists who also teach a younger generation of winemakers. Aromas of old fashioned sweets, vanilla and chocolate notes, brambles & damsons, but light and fresh on the palate.
paired with Salt Marsh Lamb and Cured Plum Stew
- Fifth Course -
GERŽINIĆ MUŠKAT ZUTI, 2011
100% yellow muscat, with just 36 mg per litre residual sugar, this light and elegant dessert wine is surprisingly refreshing and palate cleansing. With aromas of tropical fruits, pineapples, gentle lime and citrus notes, this is a perfect end to a meal full of intricate tastes and spices and it lifts the palate.
paired with Churros and Apple Ice Cream
Date: Sunday, 30/03/14
Time: Door opens at 18:00, and drink-off at 18:30
Price: £50 per ticket
I hope you all enjoyed our free lunch last week. If you saw us and tried our food at Friday Food Fight opening night, do send us your feedbacks!
Now, we are ready for our next big event - Adriatic wine tasting with Pacta Connect. Again, we are bringing some truely interesting wonderful wines and match them with some delicious food to give a gastronomical experience! Get booking!
Yes, we will be starting our lunch service next week. Our lunch opening hour will be from 12:00 to 14:00, Tuesday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday we will open from 12:00 as usual.
Each day from Tuesday 04/03/14 to Friday 07/03/14, we will have 30 lunch goodie bags for takeaways only. One bag per person. Strictly first come first serve. Simple! Go and tell your friends!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We are now closed for the holiday, and we will be back with you on Tuesday 07/01/14. In the mean time, enjoy your holiday!
Christmas menu is out!
The normal restuarnat service will be suspended from 15:00 on Sunday 20/10/13. Apologies for the inconvenience caused. Please do join us for the birthday party!
Yet another successful sushi lesson last month. Really enjoyed the food talk and the science behind it.
We are throwing a big party for our birthday! Everyone is welcome! All details are here -Event Link-
Our normal restaurant service will be suspended until 5pm today. However, feel free to pop round for the exhibition!
We are very excited about the icewine tasting with Peller Estates. Get booking!
Our august sushi lesson was a great success! We are now accepting reservation for the September lesson. Please check out the Lessons page to find out more!
We will be closed on Sunday (27/07/2013). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Due to popular demand, we have decided to open the kitchen door of Umezushi and show you how we make our sushi. We dedicate every last Sunday of the month for sushi lessons, wine/sake tasting, and other exciting events we are planning!
Check out the new Lessons and Events page for more details!
We have done a few changes to Umezushi. New opening hours, new menu, new website, and we will have a few more very exciting fish, seafood, and hash-hash under the counter item for the adventurous and daring!
We understand the change to our opening ours might be inconvenient for some of our customers. However, now we will be able to devote more energy into developing dishes, sourcing new ingredients, and improving our services!
For all LivingSocial voucher holders, you are welcome to use them at any of our opening times subject to availabilities. Reservations are highly recommended.
Corporate Events and Parties
If you want to introduce fresh, simple and delicious bites to your event, party table, or meeting, then Umezushi is the answer. Whatever your budget, we will endeavour to meet your requirements and bring you restaurant quality, beyond the restaurant.
Please call us on 0161 832 1852 to discuss the details – we'd love to bring an edge to your event!
Quality ingredients are the very essence of Umezushi's offering. And we cannot achieve this without our devoted suppliers. It is their dedication that enables us to bring you excellent quality fish, meat, vegetables and beverages.
Below is a list of suppliers who have gone that extra mile for Umezushi, so in turn they deserve our full support and recognition...
Amazing fruit and veg Specialist in Manchester city center
Church Street Market
0161 832 2132
71-73 Chapel Street
0161 788 9277