Chainsaw Trifon Celebration, 10 Feb, 2011, Thu

We wish to invite all our Members and Friends to a great body-and-soul-warming celebration of special Bulgarian holidays Trifon Zarezan!  We will celebrate with a wine tasting over a 4-course gourmet dinner on Thursday, 10 February. 

A four-course gourmet dinner, washed down by the fine award-winning wines from our own in-house viticulturalist supremo, Ivo Varbanov!  Ivo Varbanov wines have recently been lauded by no other than the Editor of UK’s Decanter Wine Magazine Steven Spurrier, who wrote “If I had these wines under my own name, I would be proud of them.”

The date is 10 February, 7pm, and the venue is the historic The Leather Exchange, 15 Leathermarket Street, SE1 3HN, and the menu, put together especially for this event and to complement the wines, is as follows:

Amuse Bouche

 Chicken consommé, poached quail egg wrapped in pancetta 

Paired with Chardonnay 2009 Florestan by Ivo Varbanov



Truffle & Scallop risotto with crispy black pudding

Paired with Rosé 2008 En Blanc et Noir by Ivo Varbanov



Duo of lamb with fine herbs & chicken mousseline, dauphinoise potato, roasted root vegetables & red currant jus

Paired with Syrah 2008 Le Streghe by Ivo Varbanov



Chocolate mousse with raspberry liquid centre


Vegetarian option, no less delicious, is available upon request.

Tickets come at the inplausibly low for this value proposition £ 45 for Friends, and at £ 25 for full BCC Members!

Spaces are limited to 40, as usual “first-come first-served” basis and Members given a priority on the waiting list.

If interested in participating in this very traditional Bulgarian celebration, we kindly ask you to show a more teutonic organisational approach than usual and subscribe as soon as possible by following the link below. As The Leather Exchange has put together this menu for this event only, the absolute deadline for registrations is 4 p.m. on Monday, 7 February. 

Also, Ivo is looking for a London-based sales person for his wines. This event would be an excellent opportunity for you or someone you know who might be interested to get acquainted with them.

We look forward to a memorable night together!

Yours truly,


The BCC Committee



Payment is at the end of the dinner.

When registering, please tick "bank transfer".

In the "guest" field, please mention if you require a vegetarian option.

You will be emailed a confirmation on Sunday, 6 February.

If you would like to check your Membership status, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you.