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Our favourite pasta duo Andrew & Helin are back for the fifth time (!) on Sunday, Feb 23, this time with a hearty, wintery, German-inspired take on their pasta format.

On the day, it will be a first-come-first-served affair, until we run out - so booking is advised! Got a couple of spots left at 5.30pm and from 7pm onwards: hello@161foodanddrink.com

Why Bavarian? Helin says: "The Bavarian connection is mainly that I think the food lends itself well to the cold wintery months, and like the pasta nights, is a nice change to Sunday lunch food! But I also have Turkish family that live in Bremen so there’s a little influence there!"
 

Sample Menu*

Steamed Dumplings, Beetroot, Sour Cream, Pickled Mushroom

Buckwheat Käsespätzle, Smoked Ham, Mustard

Smoked Herring, Rye and Caraway Bread, Sauerkraut

Beetroot, Brown Beer Onions, Walnut

Rhubarb and Apple Strudel 

 
*A la carte sharing platters | Final menu will be revealed nearer the date

 
To wash it down we are expecting a shipment of wine from 2Naturkinder, conveniently situated in Northern Bavaria! 


Cheers,

Ben & Al


Domaine Dandelion

 


Morgane and Christian farm a couple of hectares of old-vine Aligote, Pinot Noir and Gamay on various small parcels around the village of Meloisey - just over the hill from St Romain.

The harvest in Haut Cotes de Beaune is nearly a month later than the rest of Burgundy. There is no mechanisation in the vineyards, only horses are used or – when the vineyards are too steep – worked by hand. They choose to spray raw milk on the vines instead of sulfur and no pumping or filtration is used.

They produce just two wines - but what wines they are. Pure, bright and full of personality and the growers' vision. A real find considering how difficult it can be for small scale vignerons to exist in this part of France with the price of land being so high.

We were very lucky to get our hands on a handful of the Pinot Noir 2018 vintage:


Now in Stock



Red

2018 (Hautes-Côtes-de Beaune) Pinot Noir - Pinot Noir - £42.30
Biodynamically farmed Pinot Noir. Fruity, a hint of spices and soft tannins. Fresh, elegant, fine. A rare gem. 


Morgane says:

"2018 has overall been a good year. Not so much disease and no need to light any fires to prevent frost. There was a lot of rain in March, we thought it would be disastrous but in the end it wasn’t. The main problem ended up being drought during the summer months. We have harvested on the 15th of September, which was a quick and spontaneous decision: I was on my way back from Chandon (winery where Christian works) and drove past one of the vineyards. I stopped, tasted the grapes and realised it was time to go.

"In general, 2018 wasn't a typical year for Burgundy, the wines ended up with a much higher alcohol content than normal. What saved us were the colder nights, which helped to keep the balance and good acidity. All fermentations went well. The old tank struggled a bit at the end, so we added the lees from the other tank to help. As a result, the wine is rich, balanced and round. Less green than the more immediate 2017 vintage. The alcohol will integrate with time.

"Also, in 2018 we've had a lower yield than in 2017 for two reasons: 1) drought, the old vines suffered and 2) it was the second year of ploughing, therefore surface roots were cut (not intentionally), and the vines were not used to it. You could see the low vigour during pruning. This year during pruning we've noticed the vines look a lot stronger. It is satisfying to see the change with cover crops and ploughing, it took two years to get to this result."


 
BOOK OUR WINE TASTINGS

Did you know?


On Friday and Sunday afternoons/early evenings we are now offering private tastings for groups of 8 to 12 from 4.00 to 5.30pm. The cost is £25 per person, including cheese and charcuterie.

You can choose from themes such as:
  • An introduction to Natural Wine
  • Winter Reds
  • A trip down the Loire Valley
  • Unexpected Germany  
  • Intro to Reds/ Whites
Or, we can present a selection of what is tasting great at the moment.

For more info or if you have a different day or theme in mind, just drop us a line!

Shop and Bar opening hours


Thursday 5 -11
Friday 5 - 11 
Saturday 3 -10
Sunday 3 -10



For reservations and enquiries out of hours 
hello@161foodanddrink.com 

When we are open call us on 020 3602 7980
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