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FINE food and sparkling wine will prove the perfect match when they team up for a special event at Brighton’s Amex Stadium.

Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, catering and event specialist at the stadium – home to Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club – has partnered with Sussex-based Ridgeview Winery for a wine pairing dinner on Thursday 29 June.

Family-owned Ridgeview produces the highest quality sparkling wine using traditional sparkling grape varieties and methods and has won numerous international trophies.

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And its experts have joined forces with the stadium’s team of chefs to choose wines, which complement a three-course menu, featuring the finest local sourced and seasonal produce.

The dinner will begin with a starter of oak smoked salmon and trout cannelloni, sweetcorn panna cotta, minted peas and smoked streaky bacon, which will be paired with Ridgeview’s Bloomsbury wine; a light drink, with flavours of citrus, peach and brioche.

This will be followed by roast breast of free range chicken stuffed with a watercress and pine nut mousseline, butter braised thyme fondant potato, carrot and tarragon purée, steamed asparagus and a light Maderia jus, partnered with Cavendish wine, with notes of red berries, almond and toast.

A dessert of white chocolate mousse with meringue, strawberry jelly and fresh and dehydrated strawberries will then be served alongside Fitzrovia Rosé, which has flavours of raspberry, citrus and honey.

Kathy Taylor, sales and marketing manager, for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at the Amex Stadium, said the event will be, “a great pairing of food and wine and a tribute to Sussex.

“Our chefs have worked closely with Ridgeview Winery to create a menu which really showcases the county’s skills and produce,” she said. 

“And I very much hope anyone who is genuinely interested in fine wines and fine dining will come along to what promises to be an exceptional evening.”

The Amex Stadium has ample free parking and its own, on-site, main line railway station, linking it to the heart of London.

Tickets for the wine pairing dinner cost £39 each and can be booked through the Conference and Events team on 01273 878272 or at

For information about events at other venues within Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events’ portfolio call the central enquiry hub on 0845 6055 699, email Venues& or visit

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