Which wines did we choose for Jean-Christophe Novelli? ?

If you’re wondering where we were on Friday evening, then wonder no more… We relocated our wine wisdom to 10 Castle Street for the night to orchestrate the wine pairing for their chef takeover event, hosted by “The Nation’s Favourite French Chef” himself, Jean-Christophe Novelli.

The multi Michelin star award winning chef collaborated with the team at 10 Castle Street to create an impressive 5 course menu. Each dish was then carefully paired with a wine from the Museum Wines collection. To give you some inspiration for your own wine-food pairing ventures, we thought we’d share the evening’s menu with you below. Novelli’s signature starter course with the Bulgarian red was possibly the favourite on the night!

 

Arrival
Duck & Foie Gras Parfait, Orange Jelly, Bitter Leaves, Toasted Brioche

Wiston, Blanc de Blancs, Sussex, England, 2011

Fish 
Lilliput Gin Cured Salmon, Citrus Salad, Crème Fraîche

Domaine du Salvard, Cheverny, Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay, Loire, 2018

Starter 
Steamed Pancake Mushroom Gateaux
Wild Mushroom and Roquefort Gateaux, Poppy Seed Pancakes

Domaine Bessa Valley, Enira, Merlot blend, Bulgaria, 2015

Main 
Roasted Lamb Rump, Gratin Dauphinoise
with Celeriac Slices and Beaufort Cheese, French Beans, Barolo Reduction

Uva Mira Mountain Vineyards, The D.W. Syrah, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2016

Dessert
Ze Novelli Tarte Tatin, Vanilla Bourbon Ice Cream, Caramel Springs

Möreson Fudge, Petrified Chardonnay, Franschhoek, South Africa, 2013

 

If you came along on Friday and you’re already craving some more of your new-found favourite tipple, we’ve conveniently gathered links to all of the featured wines above for your ease and perusing pleasure!