Rhône Touch: Interactive Wine Exhibition
Written by: Sophie Taylor
Those nifty art students from LCC have designed an interactive exhibition entirely focused on your good old friend, WINE. Oh wine, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
The Rhône Touch is a pop-up wine bar, restaurant and free art exhibition in one, running until midnight this Sunday 31st July. Entry to the exhibition is free for all you fermented grape fans. But if you fancy taking part in some wine tasting and menu sampling of award-winning chef Adam Rawson tickets are available here.
An immersive wine-inspired art exhibition sounds like something you have an intense dream about, which you then really regret telling Margaret from Accounts about at work the next day. Especially the bit where it turned into a weird erotic nightmare culminating in you snogging Noel Edmonds (silver fox… just us?) whilst floating on a swimming pool of Chardonnay, before waking up to discover you slept through your alarm.
LCC’s very own Interaction Design course director Joel Karamath has selected ten artworks for display, each allowing us to experience the sexy wine region of Rhône for ourselves. If the mood takes you, you can even awkwardly climb inside one of the artworks. We love a bit of audience participation we do.
GOOD TO KNOW: Côtes du Rhône means “hillsides of the Rhône” – you can have that one for free (you’re welcome). If you feel like kicking it up a notch and actually spending some dollar, you can always saunter off to the Rhône Touch bar and taste a selection of Rhône Valley Wines and according to the website;
Someone needs to tell me what a sommelier is. Maybe I’ll interrupt Doug’s wine stories and ask.
If you fancy some fodder to go with all that hill juice, try the pop-up restaurant with a menu devised by award-winning chef Adam Rawson. Each dish is designed to complement the wines on offer. You can try charred leek, brown butter, hazelnut and belper knolle or even some 60 day aged beef txuleton. Otherwise, keep it light with smaller bar dishes like seabass ceviche or Iberico jamon, green olive and membrillo bocadillo.
Ooh missus! Hold me back. Let me just sort out my wine moustache first.
Open Tues – Fri 4pm-midnight; Sat from 12pm-midnight and Sun 12-5pm at the Platform Theatre Foyer & Bar, Handyside Street. Wine not?
Get booking at The Rhone Touch
Photos: courtesy of Joel Karamath and The Rhone Touch
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