Category: Food & Wine

Crack open the Port this Easter

Simon Field MW advocates Portugal’s flagship fortified wine as a sensational accompaniment to any chocolate-based indulgence this weekend may hold. Dark and bitter needs dark and sweet to temper its indulgent flavours: Port, of course, is wonderfully versatile, and Quinta do Noval’s superlative Late Bottle Vintage exemplar is a fantastic match for dark chocolate. Traditional […]

Matching chocolate and wine

To tackle the subject of pairing wine with chocolate, we invited Adam Lee from English chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker and Francis Huicq, our shop manager, to find some winning partnerships. At Easter, chocolate takes centre stage, undoubtedly the “grande dame” of our gustatory gorging. The problem is what to drink alongside our leading lady: beautiful […]

Perfect, easy Easter lamb (and what to drink with it)

There are two foods that are a must at Easter: chocolate and roast lamb. Taking inspiration from the latter, Stewart Turner, our chef, has prepared this simple but impressive centre-piece of a roast – a real a show-stopper for Easter Sunday. This dish uses the saddle – a cut which is second only to the […]

Tartiflette: the perfect match with Rhône red

The seasons may be turning, but there’s still time to squeeze in another hearty dish that will complement to the fruit and spice of a Rhône red. Tartiflette, French mountain cooking at its finest, is a comfort-food favourite of our chef Stewart Turner. This month, I thought I would take inspiration from our current en […]