Some 46 members of five diferent IWFS branches attended a virtual dinner oganised by the West Yorkshire branch together with Harewood House in Leeds.
250 ml bottles were used to decant four white and two red wines specially selected by Ron Barker – and what pleasure they gave being well paired with the food.
Harewood House personally delivered food boxes to members in Wales and in England as far down as Oxford.
The evening started with zoom doors opening at 6.45 on Wednesday 31 March 2021 and guests were welcommed by Tim Gittins of WY who hosted the meeting aided very efficiently by Sue Timmie and Stephen Harrison.
When former Master Chef Professional semi-finalist, JoshWhitehead, answered the call to design a suitable menu to create the ‘Taste of Harewood ’Josh’s progressive approach brought together fresh fruit and vegetables from the magnificent walled kitchen garden, foraged wild ingredients with Estate sourced game and low intensity farmed rare breed meat.
Guests were inially all together then at each course split in to three break out rooms.
Companionship with people from all over the country enjoying good food and wine and the positive feedback indicated that even outside lockdown another virtual event would be looked forward to.
The cost of £50 per person was considered reasonable for a high quality three couse meal and six different wines
delivered to your home.