City sommelier’s dinner plans


A MICHELIN-star restaurant with rooms in Edinburgh is set to introduce bespoke wine-pairing dinners after the recruitment of its new sommelier.

Enrico Marconcini, originally from Mantova in northern Italy, will host the dinners as part of his new role at 21212 on Royal Terrace.

The five-course dinners, starting in September, will allow guests to choose a particular style or region of wine, with wines then paired to each course. The menu will also be personalised, with the food prepared by 21212’s owner and head chef, Paul Kitching. There will also be a three-course ‘light and sparkling’ lunch menu, with sparkling wines paired with each course. The dinners will be priced £150 per person with the lunches £75.

Marconcini said it had been “a real honour to be appointed 21212’s new sommelier”.

“Our cellar houses over 300 different wines, making our wine list incredibly varied with something for every taste and every dish,” he said.

“We understand that this can be a little overwhelming so we are introducing our new series of events to help shine a light on what is often quite a tricky subject. Not only will our bespoke wine dinners offer an unforgettable experience but we hope our guests will be able to take home some useful tips to help them pair food and wine together in the future. I can’t wait to welcome our guests to 21212 for the wine events and share my passion for the subject.”