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Château Angélus lunch at Hélène Darroze at the Connaught, Mayfair

Sweetbread, cauliflower, muscat grapes, vadouvan at Helene Darroze at The Connaught

Menu from a lunch at Hélène Darroze at the Connaught in Mayfair with food from the two Michelin starred restaurant and wines from Château Angélus to match: Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Sweetbread, cauliflower, muscat grapes, ‘vadouvan’ Carillon d’Angélus 2012 St Emillion Pork, pumpkin, Medjool date, Ras el Hanout Château Angélus 2008 St Emillion Chocolate, mint Château Angélus…

Gravner Wine Maker’s Dinner at George, Mayfair

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Menu from a dinner at Mayfair members’ club George with Mateja Gravner with natural wines made in qvevries from Josko Gravner and regional food created by the in-house chef to match: Grilled Porcini mushrooms, garlic, shallot and parsley Gravner Ribolla 2007 Venezua Giulia IGT Prune and Gravner gnocchi, cinnamon crumb Gravner Bianco Breg 2007 Venezia…

There’s always a toast at a Georgian supra

Grilled fish in Georgia

It’s been a while since I was in Georgia. More than three years in fact. The purpose of my trip was to discover Georgia as a wine region, centred around the first Qvevri Wine Symposium. Alongside this, I visited some of the country’s most revered wineries and wine making monasteries to uncover what’s often said to…

Swabian cuisine around Baden-Württemberg

Pancake soup at Restaurant Schwedenschenke, Food in Baden-Württemberg

In May this year, I went on my first trip to Germany. The premise of the trip was to drive around Lake Constance, in Hymer caravans, visiting some of the wine regions. (You can follow the Baden-Württemberg wine series on Amateur Wine) I know, a drink and drive shocker! In actual fact, there wasn’t so…

Bargylus and Château Marsyas at Five Fields dinner

Bargylus and Chateau Marsayas wines, Five Fields, Chelsea

Menu from a dinner in The Rocque Room at Five Fields, Chelsea, to showcase the wines from Bargylus (Syria) and Château Marsyas (Lebanon): [Amuse bouche] Quail, aubergine, field mushroom and black garlic Orkney scallop, cauliflower and pistachio Fallow deer, mushrooms, black pudding and onion Pre-dessert (piña colada) Pear and blackcurrant, sorrel ice cream and yoghurt Bargylus white 2009,…