Wine dining: 21212 appoints new sommelier and series of wine focused events

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Edinburgh’s only Michelin star restaurant with rooms, 21212, is raising a glass to their new sommelier. Enrico Marconcini has joined the team to manage the restaurant’s comprehensive wine list and brand new events offering, unique to Edinburgh.

21212, based on Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, is headed up by Paul Kitching, serving Michelin star food that evolves every week to celebrate some of the finest produce in the world.

31-year-old Enrico, from Mantova in northern Italy, will be bringing his wealth of knowledge and experience to the restaurant which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

Enrico will be introducing a series of bespoke wine dinners to the 21212 private dining rooms from 25th September.

The evenings will offer guests a unique and informative experience delving into oenology and food and wine pairing.

Enrico Marconcini
Enrico Marconcini – Image supplied

21212 will be the only Michelin star restaurant in Edinburgh to offer events of this kind.

Starting from 25th September and taking place in one of 21212’s beautifully appointed private dining rooms, Ate or Pod, the new concept will allow guests to tailor their wine experience, from choosing a specific grape or a geographical location to explore.

The events can host up to ten people and include a five-course tasting menu, which the wines will be paired to.

Enrico will also be delving into the world of sparkling wine, debunking myths and educating guests on how to pair sparkling wines with food, how to spot a quality product and when to serve what during a series of ‘Light and Sparkling’ lunches.

Award-winning Head Chef, Paul Kitching, is also offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a personalised menu, tailored to the guest’s tastes and designed and created especially for the evening to complement the wines and experience.

Enrico said:

“It is a real honour to be appointed 21212’s new sommelier. Our cellar houses over 300 different wines, making our wine list incredibly varied with something for every taste and every dish. We understand that this can be a little overwhelming so we are introducing our new series of events to help shine a light on what is often quite a tricky subject.”

“Not only will our bespoke wine dinners offer an unforgettable experience but we hope our guests will be able to take home some useful tips to help them pair food and wine together in the future. I can’t wait to welcome our guests to 21212 for the wine events and share my passion for the subject.”

Prices start from £150 per person for a five-course dinner with wines paired to each course.

The ‘Light and Sparking’ lunches start at £75 per person for a three-course lunch with paired sparkling wines.

For more information and enquiries, visit the 21212 website: https://www.21212restaurant.co.uk;

To book a wine event in the 21212 private dining rooms, email them at: [email protected] or call on 0345 22 21212.