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Deanes and JN Wine Celebrate 60 Years in business

James Nicholson & Michael Deane

James Nicholson & Michael Deane

Two of Ireland’s best known names in the food and wine industry have come together to celebrate a joint 60 years in business. Wine merchant, James Nicholson, is marking 40 years of JN Wine and restaurateur Michael Deane has been in business in Belfast with his Deanes Restaurants for 20 years.

At a gala event at Deanes at Queens in The University Quarter, guests enjoyed a 6 course dinner, starting with a Billecart Salmon Champagne reception and canapes and followed by a menu including whiskey cured salmon with dulce and teriyaki and salt aged beef with truffle custard; designed and prepared by Head Chef Chris Fearon and his team.

During the dinner, wine maker Tim Ford talked to guests about one of the wines, Chemin de Moscou, from his winery in Domaine Gayda in the Languedoc while Wine Master Jane Boyce provided the commentary on the other JN Wines from France and Portugal which had been carefully selected to match each food course.

Commenting during the occasion Restaurateur Michael Deane said he was honoured to share Deanes special birthday celebration with Wine Merchant James Nicholson, with whom he has done business for 20 years. “At Deanes we have continually endeavoured to bring excellence to our customers and we have always been confident that collaborating with James Nicholson has ensured we consistently offer the very best in food and wine” said Michael Deane.

JN Wine is delighted to be celebrating this landmark anniversary with Michael Deane, having worked closely over the years to create the finest food and drink offering for customers across Northern Ireland.

“We are extremely proud to be partnering with Deanes at this event, and look forward to many more years at the forefront of hospitality excellence here.”

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