As one of Evuna’s premier Spanish tapas restaurants, the beautiful Tudor building on King’s Street Knutsford is their latest venue, along with the Northern Quarter and Deansgate Manchester, and opening soon in Altrincham. Host for the evening, Director Jane Dowler, gave a history of how Evuna was born just over fifteen years ago, and talked passionately about importing exclusive specially selected wines from small boutique vineyards in Spain, to hiring some of the best chefs in Madrid to develop their ever evolving food concept and offering traditional Spanish dishes with a modern twist. Jane and her team provided the most delicious tapas along with the odd glass of wine and the hospitality was outstanding – to get your flavour of Evuna visit www.evuna.com
Our guest speaker for the evening was Annette McDonald, deputy MD at the Tatton Group, North Cheshire’s largest private landowner with an innovative approach to enhancing the local community. Annette spoke of the Group’s exciting initiatives like Tatton Locations – providing locations for the film and TV industry with Hollyoaks, Peaky Binders to their name; Tatton Stays – short-stay accommodation for corporate. home-from-home lets; their new residential homes project at Parkgate Knutsford; Tatton Works offering creative workspace – find out a lot more at www.tattongroup.com
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Held in their bespoke event space, our hosts for the evening were David Wagstaff, General Manager, and Thomas Ottley, Event Manager. Following an introduction and background information on the company from David, guests were given the chance to taste four completely different wines, ranging from a crisp sparkling wine, to a full-bodied red. Tom talked the group through each wine, and his impressive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm meant a relaxed and fun evening was enjoyed by all.
At the end guests had the chance to purchase wine from the vast selection in the shop, a great opportunity to stock up in time for Christmas.
For more information on Laithwaite’s and their service offering, you can call the team on 0161 507 2233 or visit the website at www.laithwaites.co.uk