September is set to sparkle this year as the highly-anticipated Festival of Prosecco returns to Belfast’s five-star Merchant Hotel.
Now in its sixth year, the month-long festival presents an array of special events and drinks offers throughout September, celebrating one the nation’s favourite’s tipples.
Last year’s sell out festival was a huge hit with guests, with The Merchant serving over 3,000 glasses of prosecco throughout the September celebration. It is expected this will be topped in 2022, following early consumer demand for tickets and an expanded programme of bubbling events.
The stunning surroundings of The Great Room Restaurant will be the perfect location for a prosecco dinner with Valdo Oenologist, Davide Roncada. Having graduated in Viticulture and Oenology at University of Udine, Italy, Davide will entertain and educate guests with his extensive wine knowledge throughout the four-course gourmet dinner.
In addition to the prosecco dinner, guests can take part in Battle of the Bubbles in The Merchant’s Rooftop Garden with expert Noel McMahon, enjoy some bubbles and fashion at a styling session with Rebecca McKinney or opt for a Prosecco Masterclass on the Rooftop Garden.
There will also be a number of offers available for prosecco lovers throughout the festival, including a Valdo prosecco afternoon tea, prosecco tasting flights and a variety of prosecco cocktails with a twist at the Merchant Hotel’s award-winning Cocktail Bar. The Cloth Ear and Berts Jazz Bar have also created their own innovative list of prosecco cocktails exclusively for the festival.
Commenting on the return of the Festival of Prosecco, Gavin Carroll, General Manager, The Merchant Hotel said:
“We are delighted that The Merchant’s Festival of Prosecco is returning for another year this September as it continues to prove extremely popular with guests. We have an exciting new range of events in this year’s programme, including the first-time Valdo prosecco dinner with Davide Roncada, which is sure to add a little sparkle to the autumn social scene.”
A full list of Festival of Prosecco events is now available at: themerchanthotel.com/whats-on
For further information or to book tickets, call The Merchant Hotel, Belfast on 028 9023 4888 or visit themerchanthotel.com/whats-on