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Nordic Game Feast at EKTE Nordic Kitchen

October 12, 2021
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October is all about mixing fine dining with bushcraft! When in season, British wild game is unbeatable - fresh, lean and delicious!

Date
October 12, 2021
Time
18:00 – 21:00
Venue
EKTE Nordic Kitchen
2 -8 Bloomberg Arcade
London
EC4N 8AR
United Kingdom
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Price
Price £55.00 per person, this is including VAT plus an optional 12.5% gratuity.

We would like to invite you to join us for a Nordic Game Feast to sample a variety of cuisine which is typical from the Nordic region at this time of year commencing with gin and tonics on the terrace including canapés followed by a 3-course dinner. The menu is inspired by the Nordics – fresh, modern and sophisticated and dishes will be served up by Ekte Executive Chef, Robin Freeman and his team.

We hope you will be able to join us for an enjoyable & gastronomic evening amongst fellow members and friends. 

  • Menu
  • Reservation
  • Nordic Gin

Snitter canapes

Smoked Var salmon, caper, lemon & dill

New potato, smoked mayonnaise, capers, crispy shallot onion, mustard cress (vegan)

Served with a G&T København Klassisk Gin – kindly sponsored by Nordic Gin House

3 Course Menu 
Cured Muntjac loin
Celeriac remoulade, capers & watercress

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Red-legged partridge

Game toast, grilled cabbage & roasted potatoes 

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Apple & cinnamon crumble tart 

Served with a shot of Nuet Aquavit – kindly sponsored by Nuet Aquavit 

Price £55.00 per person, this is including VAT plus an optional 12.5% gratuity.
Special offer drinks of £5.00 per glass (beer, house white/ red).

To book your table contact the team at Ekte directly.

[email protected]

Nordic Gin House – København Klassisk Gin:

Background

With more than 35 years of experience in the Wine and Spirits industry, Jakob Vallentin has an excellent product and market knowledge and a comprehensive network among the operators in the market. Jakob Vallentin founded the Nordic Gin House in year 2017 based on an ambitious vision:” Create World’s most popular Nordic Gin Concept” -Today Jakob Vallentin works as Managing Director of Nordic Gin House.

Nordic Gin House Company

Nordic Gin House was established in 2018. The company’s 5 unique Nordic gins saw the light of the day for the first time at the world premiere 4th April 2018 in Denmark at the head office of the local distributor. The customers are mainly specialty shops, high-end Supermarkets restaurateurs, bar, cocktail clubs, but with local sales and marketing representatives in EU, US, Canada, South Africa and Asia soon our range become a global super premium spirit brand. 

Unique Nordic gins for the growing world market

Nordic Gin House is a Nordic collaboration between the best small, local distilleries and the most renowned sommeliers, master distillers and mixologists. Different backgrounds. Different countries. Same ambition: To bring out the best of the Nordic distillery tradition. With respect for gin heritage, each gin from the Nordic Gin House brings its unique distinction with local spices and a sense of national taste. 

Why Work with The Gin Club

“We also look forward to a long-term partnership with our new partners. The Gin Club focus on premium spirits and their understanding of the market is a perfect match for Nordic Gin House. Our unique Nordic Gin range have won a remarkable number of national, regional, and international recognition. We are ready to take Nordic Gin House to the next level with new valued partners!”  Jakob Vallentin, Founder & Managing Director of Nordic Gin House.

København Klassisk Gin

In Europe alone, there are over 17.000 distilleries that produce gin and many of them with several brands in their bottling hall. We wanted to produce a gin, which was a tribute to Denmark’s capital, Copenhagen. A city that is potent in many ways. With respect for the London Dry Gin history, København Klassisk Gin is a potent gin with one of the highest amounts of juniper.

Balanced with coriander, angelica root, thyme, cardamom and something so distinct as pine and liquorice root. But most importantly: distilled with a very high quality of alcohol, which brought our product all the way to the field of high-quality gin.

Developer proces København Klassisk Gin

To make a unique Nordic gin as a tribute of Danish capital, Nordic Gin House developing team, Jeppe Nothlev (European best bartender and head bartender of Ruby) , Jakob Kocemba (owner of Sparkling tea, member of London Sommelier Society), Steinar Jensen (Owner of Cocktail Expressen and head trainer for Diageo), Jon Bertelsen (Master Distiller , Det Norske Brenneri), Mats Lihnell ( Master Distiller Bergslagens Distillery), David Asmussen (MarketWatch) together with Jakob Vallentin took the challenge, working with serval of quality distillations and combination. At the end the team agreed on final combination, 7 month later.

Final results

København Klassisk Gin, distilled with Danish distinction. The brand carries one of the highest levels of juniper berries in the world delivering flavor the original way. The creatively craft small batch gin is a modern variation over a classic theme, the distillation process and its micro vaporization brings out the best of the Nordic spruce, juniper, citrus and licorice root in a unique combination. The bottle is inspired by traditional pharmacy bottle, a premium and distinct look that capture the simplicity and minimalist design heritage of Denmark.

  • World’s highest amount of juniper?
  • Distinct minimalist design
  • Gin taste – the original way
  • Alcohol 46.0% – 50cl

Process/Production

We order all spices dry except the lime peel and lemon peel, which is purchased fresh from the local food store. We are working on our 3-step maceration procedure, where only juniper berries are still added to the wheat spirit, diluted to 48%. This first bleeding takes place for 24 hours and is partially heated. After 24 hours, we add coriander and allow the bleeding to continue for 18 hours. 

After we heat it up to approx. 72 degrees Celsius, soak the rest of the spices for approx. 3 hours before the temperature goes more than 78.3 degrees Celsius and the procedure distillation is started. The distillation takes about one business day, so the total procedure takes about 53 hours.

After adding the distillation, water and spirit to dilute the gin just above the correct ABV and taste. The København Classic Gin is allowed to rest for about 10 days in a marriage tank to weld the final flavor.

The licorice and pine essences are extracted from natural pine and licorice root. That pine easily takes up a lot of space in the flavor spectrum of gin, so to provide a controlled and balanced space for juniper we thought that pine essence was the best way to put it into the mix. 

The reason we use dry licorice root and licorice essence in maceration is simply because we tried different combinations, and the version with both of them had the smoothest taste.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS WON BY NORDIC GIN HOUSE

IWSC – 2020 – Silver -World Spirit Awards 2020 – Gold – San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2018 – Double Gold

World Gin Awards – Best Contemporary 2018 Gold -World Gin Awards – Best Contemporary 2019 Gold -International Spirits Challenge 2018 – Bronze -IWSC – 2018 – Bronze – World Gin Awards Design 2019 – Gold World Gin Awards Design 2020 – Gold -China Wine & Spirit Award – 2018 – Best Value -IWSC – 2017 – Silver – IWSC – 2019 – Bronze  -IWSC – 2020 Bronze – San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Silver -World Gin Awards 2019 – Gold – Gin Guide Award 2018 – Regional winner – HKIWSC Cathay Pacific Hong Kong – Silver 2019 – World Gin Awards 2020 – Worlds Best Classic Gin 2020.

PERFECT G&T

5 cl København Klassisk Gin
10-15 cl Indian tonic
Garnish with orange zest

Build the cocktail in your glass and garnish with orange zest.