With ‘dry’ January out of the way, this month is the perfect time to treat yourself to fine wine and indulgent dining, and there’s few better places in Cambridge than Hotel du Vin.
On 18 February, the hotel’s Bistro will host a wine dinner, featuring a sumptuous meal and a range of perfectly matched tipples from the celebrated Jackson Family Wines. The event begins at 7pm and it’s £69 per person. You can also take advantage of a special dining deal until the 27th of this month, enjoying a 28-day aged entrecôte steak with pommes frites and green salad, accompanied by half a bottle of HdV merlot, for £25 per person (available for lunch Monday to Saturday and dinner Sunday to Thursday).
As we move into spring, there’s also a new menu to sample at Hotel du Vin. Taking its inspiration from regional French recipes, the menu features classics such as moules à la bouillabaisse (mussels in a tomato and fennel broth), which hails from Marseille, a region renowned for its excellent seafood and Mediterranean influences. There’s also maquereaux poêlé (seared mackerel with a Normandy horseradish crème fraîche) and the pissaldiere, a caramelised onion and anchovy tart from the Provence region. The new menu runs until March and is £16.95 for two courses, and £19.95 for three.