Wine and food connoisseurs are in for an extraordinary taste experience this September as WILDE at The Westbury presents a special evening with Esporão, one of Portugal’s most important wineries
Taking place on WILDE’s iconic 1930s-style alfresco terrace, this exclusive and specialty evening will be hosted by Esporão’s chief winemaker, José Luís Moreira da Silva and The Doyle Collection’s own Group Sommelier, Philip Dunne.
Fans of Portuguese wines and those who’ve yet to explore the exquisite flavour profiles from this remarkable region are in for a special treat as WILDE will host an exclusive evening of wine from Esporão served alongside beautifully prepared dishes created especially for each pairing.
This September 22nd, WILDE at The Westbury will be bringing a taste of Portugal to guests for one extraordinary evening of exceptional wines paired with a specially created five-course menu to bring out the delicious flavours of each pour.
Hosted by Esporão’s chief winemaker, José Luís Moreira da Silva, and presented in collaboration with Febvre Wines, the evening will see specially selected wines from Esporão from the Alentejo, Herdade do Esporão and Douro Quinta dos Marcas regions of Portugal, with some of the wines having never been available in Ireland before, complemented by beautifully prepared dishes by WILDE Executive Chef Sandeep Singh and his team.
Philip Dunne, Group Sommelier of The Doyle Collection, says: “Esporão sustainably produces spectacular organic wines – this is a winemaking mission I’m very passionate about supporting at The Westbury – and we’re excited to be bringing these special vintages to our guests. Each pour will be paired with specially prepared dishes by Sandeep Singh and his team to truly make the most of their extraordinary flavour profiles.”
José Luís Moreira da Silva, a native of Porto, joined Esporão in 2015, first as a winemaker in Quinta dos Murças, Douro, then in 2019 also in Quinta do Ameal, Vinho Verde. His winemaking philosophy is: “Interfere as little as possible with the process and uncover the real identity of each vineyard, grape variety, and origin.” As Chief Production Officer, José Luis now oversees the entire production.
The evening will begin with a drinks reception at 7pm, with dinner served at 7.30.