The Galley Woodbridge

Woodbridge Shuck Festival : Safari Supper

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Safari Supper, Pop up restaurant, special menus and food stalls
29 September – 1 October

The town’s annual Shuck Festival, runs from 29 September to 1 October, with special menus, market stalls, pop up restaurant at the Tide Mill and a Safari supper, which will be a highlight on the last evening.

Up to 90 guests joining the Safari Supper on Sunday, 1 October will tuck into each of the three courses at a different local restaurant; The Galley The Crown and The Table. The evening begins at 7pm with canapés and a glass of fizz at The Crown; guests will then be split into three groups of around 30 rotating between the three restaurants. Priced at £40 per person, tickets can only be purchased from The Crown to include the canapés and fizz on arrival and three-course dinner.

To book places for the Safari Supper or a table to dine call The Crown at Woodbridge on 01394 384242, details can also be found on www.thecrownatwoodbridge.co.uk. Or for information about the Shuck Festival visit www.woodbridgeshuck.co.uk.

What is the Safari Supper?

 Safari Supper is basically meeting up for a drink in 1 place having a starter in another, a main somewhere else and dessert in another restaurant.

What are we offering and how does it work?

Sunday the 1st October 

Up to 90 people with tickets will meet at The Crown for welcome drinks at 7pm

They will be split into 3 groups of up to 30 people

30 will Stay and have a starter at The Crown
30 will go to The Table for their starter &
30 will go to The Galley
After each course the groups move round until they have had a course in each restaurant

Tickets?

All tickets are purchased from us here at The Crown. Tickets are £40 per person. Dietary requirements and food allergies will need to be disclosed at this point to ensure we cater for each person correctly on the day.

Timings?

7pm prompt arrival at The Crown

7.15pm Groups set off in order of distance to be travelled.

7.30pm arrival at venues and starters to be served

7:55pm

8.05pm arrival at next venue mains to be served

8.45pm Set off to next venues

9pm arrival at next venue for dessert to be served followed by coffee

Wine & Dine : Big on Barossa

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM



Wine has been a way of life in Barossa since 1842. Fast forward to today, and Barossa is home to more than 550 grape growing families, many with the sixth generation still working the same plot of land, supplying quality grapes to more than 170 wine companies.

The best Barossan wines sit comfortably alongside the great wines of the world. Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling have led the way as regional heroes, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache, Semillon and Fortifieds wines all contributing to Barossa's standing as one of the world's great wine regions.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.”


Tutor — Neil Courtier Grape Sense

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£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of seven wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine :
‘Top drops’ from California, Oregon & Washington

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM I'll be aiming to showcase the more supple side of California — as opposed to the 'blockbuster' styles associated with this region. Oregon's small scale production, often firmly focusing on Pinot Noir, has evolved, gaining global recognition. Washington's food-friendly wines offer good value for money, its cooler climate providing a contrast in style to California.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.”


Tutor — Neil Courtier Grape Sense

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of seven wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Meet the Winemaker :
Vilarnau Cava with Eva Plaza

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

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Vilarnau made its first aged cavas in the town of Sant Sadurni d’Anoia in 1949. Sixty years later, the wines are now made in a state of the art winery, whose sleek minimalist design couldn’t be further removed from the fortified Romanesque house from which the company takes its name. The estate lies at approximately 250 metres above sea level, and specialises in long-aged cavas, stored in temperature controlled cellars to ensure consistency of style and quality year after year.

Eva, Vilarnau’s winemaker has been working with the company since 1996.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.”


Tutor — Eva Plazas & Richard Witter (Gonzalez Byass UK)

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of seven wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Wines of Tuscany & Umbria

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

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Located in the picturesque heart of Italy, Tuscany is known for its stunning scenery and for producing some of the world’s best wines. Many Tuscan wineries are located in the central hills around Florence and Siena, extending east towards the Mediterranean coast and although Chianti is its most famous wine — Tuscany is home to some lesser-known appellations too.

Umbria, in central Italy, is a region of lush rolling hills, hilltop villages and iconic, historic towns (exemplified by Orvieto and Assisi). Its annual wine production of around one million hl is less than one third that of neighbouring Tuscany and makes it the country’s fourth-smallest wine-producing region by volume. Located at the very heart of the Italian Peninsula, and is in fact the only Italian region with neither a coastline nor an international border.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley — dishes that show the individuality and flair which is associated with Uğur’s imaginative cooking.”


Tutor — Neil Courtier Grape Sense

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Wines of Portugal
Discover the diversity

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

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From Algarve beaches to the breathtaking mountains of the north, Portugal is a land of contrasts. In between lie verdant flood-plains, rolling plains and cork forests.

Portugal’s winemakers have been equally conservative in one respect – keeping faith with their grapes. And no wonder! Portugal’s varieties are unique, with thrillingly different flavours. Yet quality-wise there has been no resting on traditional laurels. A quarter-century of investment, education, open-mindedness and flair has meant explosive change. Choice has multiplied too. Alongside co-ops and large companies, myriad estates now make their own distinctive wines.

Terroir is so diverse. From north to south, from east to west, from mountain to maritime vineyards, hot and dry or cool and green. In every style, from fizz to port, from crisp dry whites to elegant reds, in so many diverse ways, Portuguese wines are unique.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley — dishes that show the individuality and flair which is associated with Uğur’s imaginative cooking.”


Tutor — Richard Witter Grape Sense
Book Now
£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Casablanca meets Aconcagua

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM



Valle de Casablanca has a clear maritime influence; Chile’s first cool-climate wine region has produced crisp white Sauvignon and Chardonnay since the mid-1980s. Early-morning fog keeps temperatures low and adds moisture in an otherwise dry terrain. Mid-day breezes clear the fog, allowing radiant sunshine to reach the vines and the temperatures to rise steadily throughout the afternoon.

The Aconcagua valley lies in the shelter of the high mountain, after which it is named, on a narrow strip of land, about 300km south of the Coquimbo vineyard regions of Limari and Elqui, and only 70km north of Santiago. The Aconcagua mountain is the highest in the Americas and towers over the region, offering not only scenic beauty, but protection to the vineyards, irrigation from the melting snow, and the altitude in the lower slopes to grow grapes that will benefit from the higher land, the cool night temperatures and the influence of the ocean breezes. This is where one of the pioneers of the Chilean wine industry, Don Maximiliano Errazuriz brought French vines to Chile and the classic varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah dominate and perform superbly here, with the high altitude of the vineyards close to the mountain and the ever-present influence of the cooling Pacific.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality and flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Richard Witter
Grape Sense


Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Sherries from Gonzalez Byass

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

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Sherry has run though the veins of five generations of the Gonzalez family since 1835 when the pioneering 23 year old Manuel Maria Gonzalez left his banking career for more noble pursuits. His legacy to sherry? A beautiful and historic bodega packed with barrels in every corner, floor to ceiling, representing the diversity of this great wine: young Finos destined to bring joy to tapas’ feasts and star in cocktail creations, exceptional Rare Old Soleras and majestic vintage Olorosos and Palo Cortados. His legacy to us? Our home in Jerez, the birth place of our company and a very, special winery that never fails to inspire those lucky enough to visit it.

Discover more about sherry in the Pillars of Jerez YouTube series, featuring our legendary Master Blender Antonio Flores and Gonzalez Byass’ Christopher Canale-Parola.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Gonzalez Byass chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality and flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Richard Witter
Grape Sense


Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : A picture of Burgundy & Beaujolais', from Louis Jadot

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

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From the tip of Chablis to the toe of Beaujolais, from regional, village, 1er Cru and Grand Cru wines Louis Jadot produces Burgundy and nothing but Burgundy. The familiar Bacchus head label has become the reliable stamp of quality and consistency from what can often be a confusing region.

Louis Henry Denis Jadot founded the business in 1859. His vision was to build a business with a high quality reputation. One of his key aims, as well as to make top wines, was to build a significant vineyard base. This vision remains core to the business today.

Today the business is headed up by Pierre Henry Gagey, who is a passionate believer in terroir, allowing the wines to present the very essence of Burgundy.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Burgundy & Beaujolais chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality and flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Chateau Musar

7.30 – 10.00 PM

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We are excited to announce that Jane Sowter is returning to The Galley to present another special wine and dine evening — places are limited so please book now to guarantee your chance to experience and learn about the unique wines of Chateau Musar.

Chateau Musar

Chateau Musar was established in 1930 by Gaston Hochar at the tender age of 20. His inspiration was both the 6,000-year wine-making history of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley and also his time in Bordeaux – a connection which was strengthened during the Second World War when he befriended Major Ronald Barton of Château Langoa-Barton while he was stationed in Lebanon. In 1959 he graciously stepped aside for his two eager sons Serge and Ronald. Serge, who sadly passed away in 2014, was the better known of the pair, having travelled extensively to promote the wines. Ronald, however, has been instrumental in running the business side of things, and his huge contribution includes keeping the winery open against all odds throughout the civil war. This is especially shocking given that in 1989 the winery and the Hochar family home were directly hit by shelling, but the Hochar brothers did more than stand their ground: for a short time they even used the cellars as a bomb shelter to give local people refuge.

Today it is overseen by the third generation: like their father and uncle, Serge’s eldest son Gaston now manages the day-to-day operation of the winery whereas his younger son Marc helps to control the commercial aspects. Chateau Musar has been described by many as one of the great wines of the world, and it is certainly eccentric and intriguing in style. The third generation continues to build on Serge Hochar’s artistic craftsmanship. He has been quoted as saying “I once produced a wine that was technically perfect but it lacked the charms of imperfection”, and the ultimate aim is still to make Musar in the most natural and authentic way, but with a touch of fascinating volatility.

Join us to taste eight wines specially selected from Chateau Musar's amazing range and chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley.
Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.

Tutor: Jane Sowter – Chateau Musar UK

£60pp fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting / to accompany a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : ‘Let’s do lunch’, with wines for the festive table

12.30 – 3.00 PM

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Saturday lunchtime is perfect for enjoying a leisurely meal / to taste wines & relax in good company.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines selected for Christmas enjoyment and to match festive fare. Including a four course lunch designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality and flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : ‘Latin flair’ - Wines of Argentina

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM
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Argentina is one of the world’s nature reserves. Privileged with outstanding natural richness and extraordinarily diverse landscapes, Argentina boasts high mountains and plains, lush vegetation and extreme deserts, forests and steppes, glaciers and waterfalls. This wealth of natural ecosystems includes vast, highly productive grape-growing regions stretching at the foot of the Andean strip, to the West of the country, from latitude 22° south to latitude 42° south. It is in this context, and in the course of five centuries, that Argentina has developed such an extraordinary wine industry. The altitude, the wide range of temperatures, the local know-how, the new technologies and a deeply-rooted popular wine culture lend our wines their unique identity and quality.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Rioja chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality and flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : RIOJA Revisited : two dates

and Wednesday 2 November 2016

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

Featuring — White, Rosé & Red wines Spain's most famous region

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Rioja has a new identity, with a wide range of styles — from the classic / traditional to the modern / innovative wines

“Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Rioja chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality and flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Sancerre - ‘head to head’ with Marlborough

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

Featuring white, rosé and red wines from Sancerre & Marlborough

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Taste, compare & contrast expressions of Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Noir from two highly respected regions

“Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Sancerre & Marlborough chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality and flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Wines from California

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

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'Californian wines are injecting a much-needed dose of fun back into a jaded market' — The Drinks Business 2016

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from California chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Wines of Western Australia

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

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Many Western Australian wines are hand-crafted from small producers — a long way from ‘ig brand’ Oz. These are elegant, refined wines, due partly to the cool-climate Oceanic Influence.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Western Australia chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Meet the Artist #6 : Michael Coulter

Between 26th April – 29th May 2016, The Galley will be hosting an exhibition of work by local artist Michael Coulter.

Michael will also be joining us on the evening of Thursday 28th April 2016 to discuss his work. As well as meeting the artist, enjoying a three course meal (with a glass of wine), everyone attending will receive a unique work by the artist (not shown).

The cost of the evening is just £75 per person.

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“Hardware Outside” by Michael Coulter, Watercolour

Wine & Dine : Muscadet meets Saumur

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

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Muscadet has never been better — the seafood accompanying wine — par excellence. At this event, enjoy these vibrant whites wines, along with the red wines of Saumur, known for their bright, summer berry scents and flavours.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Muscadet & Saumur chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Chianti meets Soave

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

Chianti meets Soave
Matching wine and food — tasting and dinner

The red wines of Chianti meet the white wines from Soave & there are delicious wines too. Brilliant with food, making this a perfect focus for a Wine & Dine event at The Galley.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Chianti & Soave chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

The menu for the evening…


  • Squash and gorgonzola ravioli served with walnut sauce
  • Panfried veal served with creamy sage sauce
  • Pecorino cheese and grapes
  • Vanilla panna cotta with Morello cherries

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Wines from Chile

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

Wines from Chile
Matching wine and food — tasting and dinner

Wines from Chile are not just about the supermarket price-friendly, fruity, bottles. This is a country that hasn't stood still, with the development of new regions and far more sophisticated wines to boot. Chile's on an all-time high.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Chile chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Chateau Musar

and Thursday 03 December 2015

Chateau Musar was established in 1930 by Gaston Hochar at the tender age of 20. His inspiration was both the 6,000-year wine-making history of Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley and also his time in Bordeaux – a connection which was strengthened during the Second World War when he befriended Major Ronald Barton of Château Langoa-Barton while he was stationed in Lebanon. In 1959 he graciously stepped aside for his two eager sons Serge and Ronald. Serge, who sadly passed away in 2014, was the better known of the pair, having travelled extensively to promote the wines. Ronald, however, has been instrumental in running the business side of things, and his huge contribution includes keeping the winery open against all odds throughout the civil war. This is especially shocking given that in 1989 the winery and the Hochar family home were directly hit by shelling, but the Hochar brothers did more than stand their ground: for a short time they even used the cellars as a bomb shelter to give local people refuge.

Today it is overseen by the third generation: like their father and uncle, Serge’s eldest son Gaston now manages the day-to-day operation of the winery whereas his younger son Marc helps to control the commercial aspects. Chateau Musar has been described by many as one of the great wines of the world, and it is certainly eccentric and intriguing in style. The third generation continues to build on Serge Hochar’s artistic craftsmanship. He has been quoted as saying “I once produced a wine that was technically perfect but it lacked the charms of imperfection”, and the ultimate aim is still to make Musar in the most natural and authentic way, but with a touch of fascinating volatility.

Join me to taste eight wines specially selected from Chateau Musar's amazing range and chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.

Tutor: Jane Sowter – Chateau Musar UK

£50pp fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting / to accompany a four course dinner

WIne & Dine: Wines from Uruguay

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

Wines from Uruguay
Matching wine & food — tasting & dinner

Uruguay’s moderate, Atlantic-influenced climate is so different to that of - for instance - Chile and Argentina. The wines reflect this: alcohols are lower, tannins are firmer and acidity is higher. There is an appealing freshness to these wines, which have food-friendly attributes too.Taste some lovely examples from this 'under-the-radar' wine producing country.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight sparkling wines chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : The Fizz Factor

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

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Matching wine & food — tasting & dinner

Sparkling wines / Champagne make excellent partners to a wide range of food. Taste, compare and contrast Champagne, prosecco, cava, English sparkling wine and more at the next Wine & Dine event.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight sparkling wines chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

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£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wines from the Luberon, Provence & Ventoux

Wines from the Luberon, Provence & Ventoux
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After spending seven days in this part of France last summer, I'm convinced that the quality of white, red & rosé wines being made here - has never been higher.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Luberon, Provence & Ventoux chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Wines from Southern Italy

Wines from Southern Italy
Matching wine & food — tasting & dinner

Today, Southern Italy is, arguably, Italy’s most exciting and dynamic wine-making 'region'. With an added emphasis on quality, wines from Southern Italy are increasingly receiving critical acclaim and can compete with wines from more popular areas of this country that carry loftier price tags.


Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favorite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Southern Italy chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at
The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier
Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Meet the Artist #5 : John Barker

This is the fifth in our new series of events where a local artist presents and discusses their work and, following a specially created three course menu (with a glass of wine), an original work of art by the artist is presented to every diner joining us.

So far,
Glynn Thomas, Michael Coulter, Dale Devereux Barker and Ania Hobson have joined us, and this time will John Barker will be at The Galley to present and discuss his work and eventful life.

With a long career as an artist, John has a wide repertoire of work. He firstly trained at Hornsey College of Art and then went on to study sculpture and ceramics at Colchester School of Art. Sometimes colourful, sometimes monochrome, sometimes loose and whimsical, you never know what to expect next. But one thing's for certain, when people like a piece of John's work, they select very quickly and instinctively.

The cost of this exclusive evening is just £75 per person.
Click here to make a booking or join the event on Facebook.

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Wine & Dine : ‘SAS’ — Stellenbosch & Swartland'

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

‘SAS’ Stellenbosch & Swartland'

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Stellenbosch has the 't-shirt' — established as arguably South Africa's premier wine region. Swartland — the hottest region in the Cape right-now, has been making heads turn.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favorite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Stellenbosch & Swartland chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Meet the Artist #4 : Ania Hobson

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This is the third in our new series of events where a local artist presents and discusses their work and, following a specially created three course menu (with a glass of wine), an original work of art by the artist is presented to every diner joining us.

So far, Glynn Thomas, Michael Coulter and Dale Devereux Barker have joined us and this time around it will be Ania Hobson

Ania Hobson is a 25 year old artist who is well known for her oil paintings of portraits and evocative and dramatic foxes. In the last three years she has six times had paintings pre-selected for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Royal Society of Wildlife Painters and The Threadneedle Prize. Her paintings hang in Holland, Italy, France, America and Canada. Ania has also had paintings auctioned at the Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair where in 2014 her portrait of an Indian man raised £3000 for ‘The Magic Bus Gala’ charity in India. Ania Hobson has a degree in Fine Art from UCS and has also studied at the Princes Drawing School in London as well as having achieved crowd funding to enable her to study at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy.

The cost of this exclusive evening is just £50 per person.
Click here to make a booking.

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Wine & Dine : Rioja & Ribera del Duero

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

Rioja & Ribera del Duero

Matching wine & food — tasting & dinner

Two truly great Spanish wine regions come head to head.


“Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favorite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Rioja & Ribera del Duero chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Menu


  • Bubble & Squeak with Chorizo drizzled with dulce pimento dressing
  • Panfried baby squid with herb & garlic accompanied by saffron & lemon mayo
  • Panfried tenderloin of pork served with Jerez style sauce
  • Poached Pear and manchego cheese set over shredded beetroot drizzled with fig syrup

Wine & Dine : Super Chenin

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

Super Chenin

Matching wine & food — tasting & dinner

Chenin Blanc - a star grape variety - in all styles - dry to sweet & sparkling too. From the Loire - South Africa - New Zealand & elsewhere.


“Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favorite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines and great 'expressions' of the Chenin Blanc grape variety chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Meet the Artist #3 : Dale Devereux Barker

#3 Dale Devereux Barker

This is the third in our new series of events where a local artist presents and discusses their work and, following a specially created three course menu (with a glass of wine), an original work of art by the artist is presented to every diner joining us.

Glynn Thomas was with us in November and Michael Coulter presented his work in January. Again each diner will be presented by a work by the artist created especially for the evening, and Michael had painted a collection of watercolours of different British wild birds.

This time around Dale Devereux Barker will be at The Galley to present and discusses his work and each diner will receive a unique linocut print to remember the evening.

Dale lives and works in Suffolk. A printmaker specialising in reduction linocuts and screen-prints, his work combines a celebration of colour and form with warmly engaging subject matter. The events of everyday life are transformed into colourful images loaded with humour and feeling. Objects about the home, mealtimes, figures in interiors or engaged in daily activity all take on a new life through his very personal imagery. Constantly changing, his works embrace ceramics, enamels and even works on perspex. Hugely qualified and respected in the art teaching world, Dales's own work is also known for this recurring study of swimmers.

The cost of this exclusive evening is just £75 per person. When you book your table, please let us know when you would like to dine — there will be two sittings to choose from at 7pm and 8pm.

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Wine & Dine : Wines from Galicia

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

Wines from Galicia — ‘On an all-time high’

Matching wine & food — tasting & dinner

Galicia is home to five DOs — Rías Baixas, closest to the coast, is the largest and best known — where Albariño is the dominant grape. Further inland lie the smaller regions of Ribeiro, Ribeira Sacra, Valdeorras and Monterrei. Taste wines made from the now fashionable Godello grape variety and red Mencia. With their food-friendly attributes this tasting should hit the right notes.


“Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favorite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines specially selected from Galicia and chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Valentine’s night

sold-out

We are planning a very special evening on Saturday 14 February.

Valentine’s at The Galley

We have teamed up with
Robert Gatward from Ipswich to offer every couple a very special surprise gift to end their meal.

We have compiled a menu to match the special nature of the evening,
available to view here.

The meal is £35 per person. We do also ask for a £35 deposit per couple, in advance of the evening.

Click here to make a booking or call us on 01394 380055.

Meet the Artist #2 : Michael Coulter

#2 Michael Coulter

We are very excited to announce the second in our new series of events where a local artist presents and discusses their work and, following a specially created three course menu (with a glass of wine), an original work of art by the artist is presented to every diner joining us.

Glynn Thomas was with us in November where he explained the techniques involved in producing his etchings:

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On the evening of Thursday 29th January Michael Coulter will be joining us to present his work. Again each diner will be presented by a work by the artist created especially for the evening, in this case a unique watercolour (not pictured).

The cost of this exclusive evening is just £75 per person. When you book your table, please let us know when you would like to dine — there will be two sittings to choose from at 7pm and 8pm.

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Wine & Dine : Classic Chilean Wines

7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00 PM

Matching wine & food — tasting & dinner

With some 460 years of wine heritage & a foundation in the 'modern era' based on Bordeaux grape varieties, classic wine styles have emerged, that have a sense of place & stand shoulder to shoulder with European counterparts. This tasting will showcase Chilean wines that exhibit great levels of quality & consistency, with some of the 'new classics' too


“Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favorite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines specially selected from Chili & chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Meet the Artist #1 : Glynn Thomas RE

#1 Glynn Thomas RE

We are very excited to announce a new series of events where a local artist will present and discuss their work and, following a specially created three course menu (with a glass of wine), an original work of art by the artist will be presented to every diner joining us.

Glynn Thomas will explain printmaking techniques and will be printing an etching on his mobile press, demonstrating the unique processes used to produce one of his original prints. Signed copies of Glynn’s book, East Anglia: A Different Perspective will also be available to purchase.

Each diner can choose from one of two prints created especially for the evening. Both pictures are views of Woodbridge — one is from The Galley upstairs window and entitled St Mary’s Woodbridge, the second is called Tide Mill Window, both pictured below.

The cost of this exclusive evening is just £75 per person. When you book your table, please let us know which print you would like to receive for each diner joining us, and when you would like to dine — there will be two sittings to choose from at 7pm and 8pm.

You may ask for your print to be framed for an additional charge of £27 per picture. Both limited edition prints and will be available after the event from the artist for £55 unframed, and £82 framed. They will both be available to view at The Galley from Friday.

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Wine & Dine: Wines of Sicily

7.30 – 9.45 /10.00 PM

Matching wine & food — tasting & dinner

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Sicily has been hailed for its creative approach to wine-making, incorporating native grapes such as Inzolia & Nero D'Avola,along with the odd glimpse towards an international variety or two. There are some exciting wines coming from the island that are extremely food-friendly too


“Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley's one of our favorite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course - starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines specially selected from Sicily & chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley - Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier Grape Sense
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Book Now

£ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

    Menu

    Pan-fried Squid with herbs & garlic

    Home made Linguine with Aubergine in cherry tomato sauce

    Baked Dorado stuffed with herbs and lemon segments

    Picante Pecorino with flat bread

Wine & Dine: High flyers from Argentina

‘High flyers’ from Argentina
 
7.30 – 9.45 / 10.00pm
  
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The high altitude of Argentina's vineyards,
ensures a long growing season,
great balance in the wines and an aromatic expression.
Taste a range of wines — some matched with dinner,
from this dynamic wine producing country

 
“Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.
  
The Galley’s one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.
 
This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation and enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course - starter / main-course / cheese / dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.
 
Join me to taste eight wines specially selected from Argentina and chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley — dishes that show the individuality and flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”

Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.
Member of The Association of WINE Educators

Grape Sense
  
Great value @ only £ 45.00 pp — fully-inclusive of tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner  

Wine & Dine: Vinho Verde

Join Neil Courtier from Grape Sense to taste a range of specially chosen wines from Portugal's Vinho Verde region, with dinner at The Galley

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“Vinho Verde has moved a long way from the ‘ultimate swimming pool wine’.
This tasting will show — blends, single varietal,
single vineyard, Rosé & Red V V !


Perfect wines for Spring & Summer”

7.30 – 10.00 pm

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines specially selected from the Vinho Verde region and chosen to accompany a special four course dinner, designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur’s imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition,
a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner:

Book now

Uğur’s Continental Food Market

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What’s Tasty : Spring food market

Date: 24 May 2014
Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Location: Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP

An occasional celebration of local food producers on the Market Hill…

Supported by local businesses, The Galley, The Cake Shop and Friday Street Farm, What’s Tasty continues the legacy it began last year by bringing together and showing off the fabulous produce made by local companies including; Stokes Sauces, The Woodbridge Tide Mill, Petite & Sweet chocolates, Woodbridge Kitchen Company, Damian’s cut flowers, to name just a few.

Organised by volunteers from Choose Woodbridge, this event promises to provide a delicious day out for all ages and a great way to talk to local producers, learn more about their products and taste the fabulous foods that originate on our doorstep.

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Wine & Dine: Chablis meets Beaujolais

Join Neil Courtier from Grape Sense to taste a range of specially chosen / delicious Chablis & Beaujolais wines

"Perfect wines for spring and seasonal food".

7.30 – 10.00 pm

The wines of Southern Italy may not have the prestige and reputation of their northern counterparts, but in the modern age the best bottles will give any Italian wine a run for its money. It’s also a great place to explore wines with unique flavours and characteristics.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Uğur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines specially selected from the Chablis & Beaujolais regions and chosen to accompany a special four course dinner, designed by Uğur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Uğur’s imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition,
a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Book now

Wine and Dine:Top drops from Southern Italy

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense

7.30 – 10.00 pm

The wines of Southern Italy may not have the prestige and reputation of their northern counterparts, but in the modern age the best bottles will give any Italian wine a run for its money. It’s also a great place to explore wines with unique flavours and characteristics.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join us to taste eight wines specially selected from Southern Italy and chosen to accompany a special four course dinner, designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition,
a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Book now

Valentine’s Night

sold-out

We are planning a very special evening on Friday 14 February.

Valentine’s at The Galley

We have teamed up with
Robert Gatward from Ipswich to offer every couple a very special surprise gift to end their meal.

We have compiled a menu to match the special nature of the evening,
available to view here.

The meal is £35 per person. We do also ask for a £35 deposit per couple, in advance of the evening.

Click here to make a booking or call us on 01394 380055.

Wine & Dine:
‘Cape Crusaders’ - ‘South African Gems’

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense

7.30 – 10.00 pm

Outside of the co-operative wines made in The Cape, the emergence of over 500 private estates has helped South Africa to carve an identity for both red & white blends & varietal's too. Young & energetic wine-makers are also putting regions outside of Stellenbosch on the map with great success.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join us to taste eight wines specially selected from South Africa and chosen to accompany a special four course dinner, designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition,
a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Book now

Wine & Dine: ‘À la Bourguignonne’

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense

7.30 – 10.00 pm

I'm looking forward to this one! A tutored tasting Burgundy-style! Home to the most incredible Chardonnay's and Pinot Noir's on the planet & some pretty delicious food too! Burgundy excites every-time you visit & get closer to some of the most special vineyards in the world.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join us to taste eight wines specially selected from Burgundy and chosen to accompany a special four course dinner, designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition,
a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Book now

Wine & Dine: Australia Revisited

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense

7.30 – 10.00 pm

The very best Australian wines are reflections of the region & more importantly - the personality / personalities behind the label. This tasting will focus on some new names & some classics too. Wines which show restraint & elegance.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join us to taste eight wines specially selected from Australia and chosen to accompany a special four course dinner, designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition,
a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Book now

This year’s lobster weeks

Every month this year we are holding weekly Lobster Festivals.

Live lobsters imported from Canada will be available.
Here is the full celebratory menu.

May  13–19th 2013

June  17–23rd 2013

July  15–21st 2013

August  12–18th 2013

September  16–22nd 2013

October  14–20th 2013

Wine & Dine : The flavours of Spain

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense
7.30 – 10.00 pm


Spanish wines offer the wine consumer the reassuring traditional style to new-wave wines that are truly exciting. Value for money, is also extremely favourable, particularly from some of the emerging regions & up-&-coming producers.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join us to taste eight wines specially selected from Chile & chosen to accompany a special four course dinner, designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Book now

Wine & Dine : Italian style

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense
7.30 – 10.00 pm


There maybe thousands of producers in Italy and almost the same number of grape varieties grown, which in the past put an emphasis on volume rather than quality. Although making a change, is almost as difficult as crossing the road in Rome's rush-hour, the shift towards wines with real style, individuality and 'drinkability' has taken place. Join me to taste eight pace-setting Italian wines that are quite brilliant with food too.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join us to taste eight wines specially selected from Chile & chosen to accompany a special four course dinner, designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

Book now

Wine & Dine : Affordable Bordeaux

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense
7.30 – 10.00 pm


Bordeaux has its fair share of iconic bottles that fetch scary prices, but, there's been an emergence of quite delicious wines across the various styles — white, red, rosé & sweet, from lesser-known / 'on the fringe' regions. Join me to taste a range of 'Affordable Bordeaux' wines.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join us to taste eight wines specially selected from Chile & chosen to accompany a special four course dinner, designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

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Mothering Sunday

Treat your mother to our extra special three-course menu for just £27 per person:

STARTERS

  • Home Farm Nacton organic leek and potato soup with croutons
  • Local duck liver pâté
    served with home made baby rolls and George's Chutney
  • Orford smoked mackerel fillet set over shredded beetroot
    drizzled with poppy dressing
  • Gateau of melon with feta cheese and mint

MAINS

  • Panfried Gressingham duck breast served with pomegranate sauce accompanied by duchess of potato
  • Grilled seabass fillet
    served with Jerez sauce with crayfish
  • Half a lobster glazed with creamy Champagne and dill sauce
  • Rack of English lamb
    served with fresh minted gravy
  • Home made linguine with Capel St Mary organic mushroom stroganoff

DESSERTS

  • Ugur's fabulous rice pudding glazed with sharp lemon curd
  • Chocolate brioche & butter pudding served with stem ginger ice cream
  • Real vanilla panna cotta with local berries
  • Izmir's dried figs stuffed with walnuts & Malatya's dried apricots filled with almond compote served with mascarpone drizzled with pomegranate molasses
£27 per person

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Wine & Dine : What's new — from Chile

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense

7.30 – 10.00 pm

“There’s some fantastic new wines and emerging regions coming out of Chile, many of which are scooping awards in the major competitions. Join me to taste a truly exciting line-up of wines at the next Wine & Dine.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join us to taste eight wines specially selected from Chile & chosen to accompany a special four course dinner, designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

Mussels and Whitebait Fritters, accompanied by Walnut sauce

Char-grilled Aberdeen Angus Sirloin steak, glazed with whole grain mustard and horseradish butter

Smoked Shropshire Blue

Rich Belgian Chocolate Delice

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

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The savvy festive wine buyer

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense

7.30 – 10.00 pm

“Join me to taste some great value wines to enjoy over the festive period, that meet the demands of the informal party, Christmas lunch and the smart dinner party too.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines specially selected with the festive holiday / Christmas in mind, specially chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.”
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting and a four course dinner

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The Drawing Seller

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Early in December don’t miss ‘The Drawing Seller’, a ‘pop up’ art exhibition by the artist HUTCH (aka James Hutchinson) situated in The Galley’s Cellar. The show will include a selection of brand new pen and watercolour paintings alongside some older, but previously un-exhibited, works as well as some limited edition HUTCH T-shirts. The majority of the work is unframed, all items are for sale (prices range from £20 – £900), available for collection at the end of the show and 20% of all sales will be donated to the charity Mencap. You will be able to pay for the artwork with cash at The Galley or online at www.byhutch.co.uk.

The exhibition opens with a Private View on December 2nd from 12:00–15:00 and finishes on December 8th 16:00 to coincide with Woodbridge Christmas Market. HUTCH will be present on both the 2nd and 8th. If you haven’t yet seen this artist’s work this is the perfect opportunity. The exhibition will remain on view between the 2nd and 8th during The Galley’s normal opening hours.

HUTCH’s current work is focussed on fusing external observation with internal reflection resulting in images which are refreshingly accessible yet original. While working, the artist muses on titles for the pictures, phrases or single words he evaluates carefully to widen the possible meaning of the piece or narrow the focus. Although only 31, HUTCH is in many ways old school, his art practice blends traditional, self-taught craftsmanship with quirky contemporary imagery. He achieves a pleasing balance between style and substance, successfully paying homage to some of the best art of the past, without being backward looking, clichéd or predictable.

Next summer HUTCH will take up the post of Artist in Residence at Helmingham Hall where he will paint and draw daily in the gardens. This opportunity has been granted to him by Lord and Lady Tollemache and by Ipswich School where HUTCH teaches art.

Wine & Dine : A Taste of Burgundy

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense

7.30 – 10.00 pm

”Join me to taste some fabulous wines from one of the world's most renowned wine regions. Burgundy's on top-form right now & never before has the wine lover been presented with such a wide range of styles & consistency.

Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from Burgundy, including the various styles & diversity that this region offers, specially chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley - Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting & a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : From Muscadet to Sancerre - classic Loire

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense
7.30 – 10.00 pm

”Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from the Loire region, including the various styles & diversity that this area offers, specially chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley - Dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting & a four course dinner

Wine & Dine : Rioja

Wine and dine with Neil Courtier from Grape Sense
7.30 – 10.00 pm


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”Judging by the comments received from guests who have attended a Wine & Dine session (Matching food & wine), at The Galley, Woodbridge, this is by far the most popular platform to taste & appreciate wine.

The Galley is one of our favourite venues, offering great food. Ugur Vata, cleverly incorporates both local ingredients, with those from his native Turkey.

This format really adds another dimension to wine appreciation & enjoyment. Two wines are tasted with each course — starter / main-course / cheese & dessert, giving you the opportunity to compare & contrast.

Join me to taste eight wines from the Rioja region, including white, rosé & of course a range of red wines, specially chosen to accompany a four course dinner designed by Ugur Vata at The Galley — dishes that show the individuality & flair which is associated with Ugur's imaginative cooking.
Tutor — Neil Courtier — WSET Dip, Cert Ed, AIWS.

£39.95 pp includes tuition, a minimum of eight wines for tasting & a four course dinner

Lobster week

Every month this year we are holding weekly Lobster Festivals.

Live lobsters imported from Canada will be available.
Here is the full celebratory menu.

April  16–22nd 2012

May  14–20th 2012

June  11–17th 2012

July  16–22nd 2012

August  13–19th 2012

September  17–23rd 2012

October  15–21st 2012

November  12–18th 2012


The restaurant will be open on Monday and Tuesday during these special weeks.

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