An Indian Flavour of Game and Wine at Asha's

Game has been a key part of chef Ashwani of Ashas' upbringing as snow often cut off his village of Himachal in the mountains of North India.

By Steven Pankhurst | 6 November 2018

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He and the community would often have to hunt for food and venison is a particular favourite of his family and so he felt it only right to pay homage with a special night where everything on the menu was game.

To start the evening there will be a pre dinner drink in the form of Hiver Honey Beer, which is a real winter warmer beer made with honey exclusively from British Bee keepers.

The first course, Pheasant Samosa is paired with a 2007 Riesling Reserve, a white wine, which is a great match to complement the tamarind chutney and sweet yoghurt that comes with the samosa.

Second up is a Char-grilled Partridge, followed by Venison Khasgi Salan which is paired with a Yarra Valley Pinot Noir – seen as game’s best friend. Game has a really strong flavour and so you shouldn’t have a wine that tries to compete with big flavours. It’s not a competition but a marriage and the Pinot Noir’s job is to play the subtle supporting role.

For dessert is a Chocolate Tart served with almond crumb, winter berry coulee, and chilli ripple ice cream. The pairing here is a 2018 Moscato, and it’s gentle sweetness, slight fizz and strawberry flavours make them a match made in heaven.


A Indian Flavour of Game and Wine

4 courses
Pre dinner beer + 3 paired wines

Venue: Asha’s
Date: Thursday 15th November

Time: 7pm
Cost: £30 per person (plus booking fee)

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Asha’s, 47 Peter St, Manchester M2 3NG
0161 832 5309