Evening with Michael Caines and Rare Champagne

-3rd november-

Lympstone Manor is delighted to host a very special dinner with one of the region’s most exclusive prestige cuvee champagne, on wednesday 3rd november.

Multi-awarded, Rare Champagne takes the freedom to design things differently. Always released as a limited series, each Rare Champagne vintage gathers three essential factors: an extraordinary year, the expertise of a multi-awarded Cellar Master, Regis Camus, and the cellaring in optimal conditions.

Over the last forty years, since release of vintage 1976, Rare Champagne has only declared eleven vintages, the most demanding in Champagne, all in limited production. Blossoming year after year, Rare Champagne expresses an elegant style: endless freshness, long-lasting minerality, with a radiant purity and subtle contrasts.

Rare Champagne transcends habits and conventions to reveal an unrivalled Champagne. The Cellar Master, Regis Camus, creates each Rare Champagne vintage to reflect an exceptional year that magnifies nature itself. Above all, he seeks to achieve an emblematic silky texture and an endless freshness for Rare Champagne.

Regis Camus selects the vineyards according to their expression rather than their rank in the scale of Premiers and Grands Crus. He thinks outside the box, choosing Chardonnay grapes from the Montagne de Reims, famous especially for Pinot Noir, giving an incredible and precise minerality. He also prefers the Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims for their sheer intensity and powerful silky texture. This uncommon blending approach contributes to the complex, distinguished, and yet pure style of Rare Champagne.

This event will be hosted by Nicolas Marzolf who will present each wine from Rare Champagne. The evening will start at 7.00pm with canapés and a glass of Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel Extra Brut in Magnum, taking seats at 7.30pm in the elegant Mamhead dining room for a superbly matched menu designed by Michael Caines and prepared by our kitchen team. We look forward to welcoming you to Lympstone Manor for this wonderful evening of food and wine.

Alex McEwen – General Manager

Evening with Michael Caines and Rare Champagne Dinner 2021

Wednesday 3rd November 2021



Piper-Heidsieck Essentiel, Magnum


Roasted scallop

Thai purée, spiced ketchup, Thai foam

Rare Millésime 2008


Warm lobster salad

mango and lime vinaigrette, cardamon, curried mayonnaise

Rare Millésime 2006


Pan roasted duck liver

braised orange chicory, golden raisin, duck and orange scented jus

Rare Millésime 2002


Loin of Powderham venison

Fig and chestnut puree, glazed salsify, ceps, red wine and jasmine jus

Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino 2015


Apple mousse

green apple jelly, apple sorbet, vanilla foam

Rare Rosé Millésime 2008


Sharpham Elmhirst, quince purée

 Rare Millésime 1998 Magnum


Coffee and petit fours



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Full deposit on reservation: non amendable / non-refundable. 

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