Wine Dinners


Exceptional hospitality, sophisticated good times and an appreciation for the finer things in life are part and parcel of a visit to The Lanesborough. Adding further to the life-enhancing experiences our guests have come to enjoy at our Regency mansion, we are proud to present a programme of wine dinners throughout the year, hosted in partnership with some of England's and Europe's finest winemakers. Savour the perfect harmony of exceptional wines paired with exclusive tasting menus crafted by Executive Chef Shay Cooper, capturing the local flavours of the season.

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2024 Programme

Wednesday, 20th March 2024

Gusbourne Wine Dinner

Join us for an unforgettable evening of fine wine and exquisite cuisine in partnership with Gusbourne. Hosted by The Lanesborough's Head Sommelier, Raffaele Leonardo Silvestre, and Gusbourne's Master Sommelier and Global Brand Ambassador, Laura Rhys, discover five exceptional vintages from the award-winning English sparkling wine maker as part of a four-course dinner of modern British delights by Executive Chef Shay Cooper.

Wednesday, 22nd May 2024

Tenuta Tignanello Estate Wine Dinner

Join us for an evening celebrating the revered Tenuta Tignanello Estate in Tuscany, hosted by Allegra Antinori, one of the three daughters of Marchese Piero Antinori, who runs the estate for the 25th generation of the family, and The Lanesborough's Head Sommelier, Raffaele Leonardo Silvestre. The estate's two signature wines, Solaia and Tignanello, are paired with an exquisite menu of modern British dishes by Executive Chef Shay Cooper.

Further dates to be announced soon.

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Meet Our Sommelier

Meet our Head Sommelier, Raffaele Leonardo Silvestre. Originally from Milan, Italy, Raffaele is a member of the Italian Sommelier Association and has gained various WSET certifications and a Certified Sommelier Certificate at the Court of Master Sommeliers. Before joining The Lanesborough, Raffaele worked in the sommelier teams of a number of fine dining restaurants in the UK, including Le Gavroche, Hakkasan, Helénè Darroze and Jean Georges at The Connaught Hotel and L'Enclume. Here at The Lanesborough, he is in charge of a 800 strong wine list, known in hospitality as 'bins'. ⁠