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Bistro Night

  • King Street Town House M2 4AW (map)

What better way to spend a cold January night than to meet with friends old and new over delicious wines and dinner! Here is the menu that tempted us out into the cold.

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We gathered excitedly in the small bar over a glass of Jacquart Mosaic which was elegant and fresh, a real delight.

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The starter of hand dived scallops set upon an sweet squash puree with salty belly pork proved too much for our photographer to resist and so we sadly don’t have a photo! The Close des Lunes ‘Lune d’Argent’ 2012 was a superb accompaniment to this dish. As the wine warmed a little the floral nose appeared and it was crisp and citrussy with a long elegant finish.

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The ox cheeks were a wintry and rich dish with strong flavours that the Chateau Batailley 2007 was more than capable of dealing with. This was a quintessential Paulliac with a plum and cedar nose and plenty of fruit and oak on the palate. 2007 was not expected to be a special year but in this wine proved that quality shines through and it was a superb choice.

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The generous selection of cheeses and biscuits were enjoyed with Langoa-Barton 2007. This was, as expected, a very elegant St Julian and wonderfully smooth. The notes of black cherry smoky cedar came through and it was very much enjoyed.

Our dessert was classic - rich and creamy with berry fruits. With this we enjoyed a Raymond Lafon 2009 . This was a beautiful golden colour and there was plenty of tropical fruit and honey .

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This was a very informal and relaxed evening. The room was full of chatter and laughter and we were delighted to have a large number of guests whose company certainly made the evening extra special !