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News Release - Issued by The Black Swan

Taittinger’s Sparkling Soiree – August 13th

With 3 AA rosettes ‘The Gallery’ at The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley, enjoys a fine reputation for dining. This summer’s calendar of events continues with a Sparkling Champagne Dinner hosted by Taittinger on 13th August, with superb dining to complement, courtesy of Head Chef, Patrick Bardoulet.

The delicate sparkling Champagne wines from this grand family-owned marquee, which since its origins in 1932 and ongoing innovations, has become known one of the most widely recognised houses in the world. This can only enhance the sparkling wit and repartee of such a convivial summer evening of wining, dining and bonhomie......

Champagne Taittinger Dinner, (Thursday, August 13th) £95 per person

  • Aperitif – Champagne Taittinger Prestige Rose NV
  • Citrus Crab Jelly Salad, Avocado, Parmesan, Caviar - Champagne Taittinger Brut Reserve NV
  • Veal Sweetbread and Langoustine wrapped in Cabbage, Champagne Beurre Blanc - Champagne Taittinger Prelude Grands Crus NV
  • Chicken Blanquette, Legs and Breast, Wild Mushroom, Potato, Parsley Emulsion - Champagne Taittinger Folies de la Marquetterie NV
  • Cheese Brie stuffed with Pistachio, Hazlenut, Dry Figs, Country Fruit Bread, Pear, Lamb Lettuce
  • Almond Frangipane Tartlet – Champagne Taittinger Nocturne Sec NV
  • Coffee or Tea with Petit Fours

Guests choosing to stay on the evening of our dining events receive a special value rate of £129 per room including full English breakfast, and this price is based on a Classic bedroom with a supplement payable for Superior and Feature rooms of £45.

Patrick’s first collection of seasonal events continues with the following autumn and winter dates for the diary:

• October – Oktoberfest Dinner, (1st) £80 per person
• November – Game Dinner with Louis Latour, (26th) £85 per person
• January 2016 – Burns Night Dinner, (24th) £55 per person
The iconic award-winning Black Swan Hotel, stands at the top of the marketplace in Helmsley, and has long been revered for its delicious food and warm, friendly hospitality – a legacy of some 500 years which continues.

Winner of Visit York Annual Tourism Awards “Hotel of the Year, 2015”
Finalist of White Rose Awards “Large Hotel of the Year, 2015”
Finalist of Yorkshire Life Magazine Food & Drink Awards “Hotel of the Year, 2015”
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Editor’s Notes –The Black Swan is a four star country boutique hotel with 45 bedrooms and one of the county’s most superb tea rooms is part of the hotel’s award-winning food offering, along with their 3 AA rosette Restaurant, ‘The Gallery’ which features stunning original artwork from the Helmsley Galleries. Long established as a coaching inn, since the C15th, and then as a hotel since the C18th, The Black Swan sets the tone for standards of hospitality in this affluent and rural part of Yorkshire, on the edge of the North York Moors. Awards include North East Regional Winner of The Wedding Industry Awards’ Best Venue 2012 and 2013, Visit York’s Hotel of the Year 2015, Yorkshire Life Hotel of the Year (2008-9) and The Tea Guild’s ‘Top Tea Place’ (2010) and ‘Award of Excellence’ (2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013) Finalist for White Rose Awards ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ 2015 and Yorkshire Life Magazine’s Food and Drink Awards ‘Hotel of the Year’ 2015 both of which will be announced later this year.