The Merchant Hotel invites music enthusiasts and gourmands alike to enjoy the culinary and auditory delights on offer at our Opera Dinner on March 3rd 2016.
The evening begins at 7.00pm with canapés and a Banfi Brut reception in The Great Room Lobby. Guests will be welcomed with arias by local operatic talent including Helen Aiken (Mezzo Soprano) Conor Breen (Tenor) and Mark McGrath (accompanist) performing a selection of music from some of the world’s best loved operas. Both Helen Aiken and Conor Breen are no strangers to the stage, having shared the immense privilege of performing in Hillsborough Castle during the visit of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Guests will be seated by 8.00pm, at which point Dante Cecchini, brand ambassador from Banfi Wines will give an introduction to Castello Banfi and wines on offer during the evening. Banfi Wines was founded in 1978 with a goal to create a state-of-the-art winery, combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards to produce premium wines. In those years, brothers John and Harry Mariani, founders of Castello Banfi, also purchased Bruzzone, a historic winery in Piedmont dating back to 1860 which is now known as Banfi Piedmonte.
Following this speech, the delectable six-course meal will begin, with several arias being performed following the main course, and a grand finale taking place during tea and coffee service.
The Merchant Opera Dinner is supported by Febvre wines and Castello Banfi wines of Tuscany.
We have limited availability for this exclusive event – please contact The Great Room Restaurant on 028 9023 4888 for more information and click here to view the menu.