Out celebrating the Strawberry Blonde's fabulous new job, so it seemed only fitting we should eat at the restaurant where we had our Civil Partnership lunch- Great Queen Street. That was a four and a half hour affair with so many courses I lost count...our midweek supper on Wednesday was slightly more restrained. I should mention our dear friend Tom Norrington-Davies is the chef-patron. I love Tom's approach to food- impeccably sourced ingredients, highly skilled and honest cooking, an unfussy approach to dining, and staff who are as enthused about the place as you will be once you've eaten there. We started with two glasses of prossecco with a dash of fresh strawberry puree. Then the SB went on to a boiled egg in jelly- a glistening beef consomme set in a small wine tumbler, the sort you get in France. I had a punchy fish soup with croutons & rouille, followed by goats curd & ratatouille. The SB had grey mullet nicely chargrilled with crispy bits of skin. Then a glorious cheese plate with homemade oatcakes...all washed down with a gorgeous bottle of Toques et Clochers Chardonnay de Limoux Haute Vallée. Just
Anyone who knows me well knows our "house" fizz, white, and rosé comes from Limoux...wine buffs should definitely check out the region, a hidden gem in France's couronne de vin. Look out for these domaines: Sieur d'Arques, Anne de Joyeuse, St Hilaire, and Antech.