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!
Duck & Foie Gras Parfait, Orange Jelly, Bitter Leaves, Toasted Brioche
Wiston, Blanc de Blancs, Sussex, England, 2011
Lilliput Gin Cured Salmon, Citrus Salad, Crème Fraîche
Domaine du Salvard, Cheverny, Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay, Loire, 2018
Steamed Pancake Mushroom Gateaux
Wild Mushroom and Roquefort Gateaux, Poppy Seed Pancakes
Domaine Bessa Valley, Enira, Merlot blend, Bulgaria, 2015
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
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!