Greek Wine Tasting Night at Spitalfields


Brother Marcus is launching monthly Greek wine tasting evenings with paired food at their Spitalfields Market restaurant in collaboration with Greek suppliers, Maltby & Greek. Kicking off on Wednesday 11th August guests will try seven different wines accompanied by Eastern Mediterranean-inspired small plates that have been handpicked by the Brother Marcus chefs to complement the wines tasted. For those missing out on a summer holiday head to Spitalfields and let Brother Marcus transport you to the Greek islands.

For the first evening Maltby & Greek, who supply the best produce from across Greece directly from small producers, have chosen seven sun-filled wines from around the country; two whites, two rosé, two Greek sparkling wines and one chilled red. Guests will start with a glass of Alpha Estate Malagouzia followed by Santo Santorini Assyrtiko, Mylonas Rosé, Ousyra Fokiano Rose, Domaine Karanika Brut Cuvee Speciale, Chatzivaritis Estate ‘Migma’ PetNat and finally Chatzivaritis Estate Negoska Carbonic. Brother Marcus has created a menu to accompany the chosen wines that will remind Londoners of summers spent eating in tavernas looking out across blue water. Starting off with in-house pickled veg and marinated olives in preserved lemon, chilli and rosemary; houmous with smoked paprika chickpeas; fennel tzatziki with Aleppo chilli; smokey aubergine baba ganoush with preserved lemon and some homemade toasted fluffy pita to dip in. Moving onto the rosé and fried corn ribs with smoked chilli and lime aioli, the slight hint of spice and citrus brings out the freshness of the rosé. To pair with the sparkling wines Brother Marcus has chosen a classic combination of cheese and bubbles and will serve their triple cheese pide, a savoury Turkish baked bread, with a tapenade stuffed crust. The bread is filled with Manouri, a baked Thessalian cheese, baked ricotta and grated graviera which comes from Crete and is similar to a gruyère. To finish off guests will try some of Brother Marcus famed kefir fried chicken with lime leaves, paprika and romesco sauce, who doesn’t love fried chicken and red wine. As guests sip wines the sommelier from Maltby & Greek will give a few facts about each wine, where it comes from and its process. Enjoy these summer wines surrounded by hanging greenery, terracotta tiles and rattan furniture as Brother Marcus brings the flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean to London.

The next Greek wine evening will be held on Wednesday 25th of August. Maltby & Greek will offer anyone who has attended the night a voucher for 20% off online