Tag: red wine

Le Bar a Vin, Bordeaux

Red Wine, Le Bar a Vin, Bordeaux
Within hours of landing in Bordeaux, we just had to get stuck into the wine culture. You can choose from a whole range of wine bars and bistros throughout the city but one really took our fancy - Le Bar a Vin.
Venison with Chocolate Sauce
A little while back I had some interesting chocolate sent to me by a company called Doisy and Dam. The flavours in the range are truly unique in the sense that each bar contains a superfood, meaning that the chocolate is a lot better for you than most. I...
Wine tasting Majestic Wine Leicester
Free wine tasting you say? Well there’s an event with my name on it. We had the good fortune to come across Majestic wines advertisement for a wine tasting evening at their place in Leicester, a chance to sample some of their concierge collection of wines, available by subscription....
Sous Vide Pork Cheeks
Cheeks?! From a pig?! Yep, these are actually on sale now in british supermarkets. Not only that, they are insanely good value. This cheap cut of pig gob set me back only £1.24 for four pieces, outstanding value. So what on earth do you do with these? Well the...

Greek style Chicken Gyros

greek flatbread
I have really started to get into Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine. These are a take on traditional Greek Gyros, awesome cooked over a charcoal fire but easy to do under a hot grill at home when it’s raining in the UK. The yoghurt sauce is based on a...

Locanda da Betty, Turin

Locanda da Betty, Turin
Locanda da Betty Via Giambattista Bogino, 17 All the while that we had been in Turin we had tried the famous Bicerin at Caffe Mulassano, we had ploughed our way through the enormous aperitivo offering at Arancia di Mezzanotte and sampled pizza at Pizza Ad Hoc. One thing that we hadn’t...

Oeuf’s Meurette

Oeuf’s Meurette
This has to be one of my favourite starters. A classic dish of Burgundy, France traditionally using red wine from the region but any good quality red will give you a great result. Key points here are ensuring that the egg is cooked with the yolk remaining runny and...