Starter – Cantina del Taburno – Falanghina 2008 (White) Apart from the fact that the bottles were so tall I couldn’t fit them in my fridge (do Italians have particularly deep fridges?), I loved this wine but can’t remember why.
Main – San Giusto a Rentenanno – Chianti Classico 2007 (Red) This is from a very small estate, so a little on the pricey side, but it’s proper stuff, not mixed from lots of different grapes. Earthy, heavy, tannin (I like!), tons of bollocks, ballsy enough to compete with rich mushroomy lasagne.
“I’m a Tory and a hunter” he told me “we have nothing in common. Usually I only ever eat meat but I very much enjoyed the mushroom lasagne”
He graciously announced to one waitress that, despite the difference in class, he would consider mating with her. The word ‘spanking’ was used quite frequently.
“I think you will all know a gentleman has performed his ablutions here”.
“lovely to have you here…what is your name so I can make sure you don’t come again!”
“well at least you know it’s fresh”
to the astonishment of the customer.
“I’m glad to meet someone else who swears as much as I do.”
” I had no idea it was so much work. When I’ve been here as a customer, well, the food just comes out. You don’t know what happens in the kitchen.”
I always enjoy reading your blog. Informative, intelligent, well written, amusing, thought provoking.. I get a lot of the information and tips I need to do my own events. Nice to see everyone had a good time.
Will your Patrick O'Brian themed menu include weevils?
Any marmite in the lasagne? Adds to the meaty mushrooms.
So are you going to giving away wine free? 🙂
bl59: thank you.
Sci-fi: haha! hopefully not…but it would be authentic wouldn't it?
Hard tack, stargazy pie, boiled baby, spotted dick, rum that sort of thing… can't wait.
James: no I didn't…missed a trick there didn't I?
I'll encourage more drinks companies to do tastings…
Another wonderful post, although I wonder where you find the time with so much going on! Good luck for the ongoing wrangles with the freeholder – may you emerge triumphant.
Sarah, Maison Cupcake
You've been working so hard lately I bet it's been a stressful few weeks. I hope the grateful guests heavily outnumber the nosey pokey (and smelly) ones.
Hi Sarah: to be fair the lady was very nice and will give me some help re the freeholder situation.
The only smelly one was me! No hot water for 4 days!
But yes, have been working very hard… off to Berlin this weekend…
The Curious Cat
Another great fascinating read! So glad the health officer was no trouble…sounds like you are meeting some wonderful people through what you are doing! xxx
What fun! Do you know if there are similar underground restaurants in Dorset?
Off to Berlin this weekend! Jealous! Are you going to visit with The Shy Chef? Really lovely flat.