The banquet will be prepared by Georgian chef Giorgi Rokashvili and will feature a range of speciality Georgian dishes such as red beans with wild thyme, oyster mushrooms with tarragon and green plum sauce, chicken livers with caramelized onions and white wine, lamb chanakhi and churchkhela with honeycomb.
Wines from the twelve Georgian growers and winemakers attending the fair will be copiously poured, and the feast will be punctuated with many toasts made by the tamada (the ceremonial host for the evening) and traditional songs.
Tickets for the dinner will cost £55 per person and will shortly be available to purchase.
Those not able to attend the banquet will be able to meet all of the visiting Georgian winemakers and taste their wonderful wines at the fair itself, on Sunday 13th & Monday 14th April. These will include John Wurdeman of Pheasants Tears, Giorgi Otarashvili from Alaverdi Monastery, Ramaz Nikoladze from Nikoadzeebis Marani, Malkhaz Jackelli, Temuri Dakishvili from Teleda, John Okurashvili, Aleksi Tsikhelishvili, Nikoloz Antadze, Tariel Bakhia from NIKA, Kakhaber Berishivili, Iago Bitarishvili and Gaioz Sopromadze.