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Dark Horse

This Dark Horse 2018 Californian Chardonnay was a absolute delight. It had amazing flavours of pear & vanilla which were followed by caramel that led to a very smooth and creamy finish. This turned out to be a perfect pairing for our Chicken Piri Piri as it complimented the spices of the dish perfectly

Mar de Frades

This weekend it was time to once more challenge my good friend and wine expert Alison Taffs from the Hop Inn micro pub in Hornchurch. The task was to pair a wine to go with my favourite Indian food from Tandoori Lounge. Well I can tell you right now she absolutely smashed it. She chose …

Pieropan and Lemon

A fabulous sweet wine & dessert pairing from earlier this year at Caractere in Notting Hill. For dessert I chose the new Bergamot & Lemon Tartelette with a hazelnut praline that was an absolute delight. This was paired beautifully by assistant manager Antonella with a fantastic Pieropan 2015 Soave Classico which although was a rich …

Les Jardiniers and Tarte au Citron

I’m a massive fan of sweet wines but have never bought a bottle to have at home. This is because I thought that once opened you had to finish it. So due to the fact that my wife doesn’t like sweet wine I’ve not bothered. Well all that is about to change as I was …

Simonsig 2015 Frans Malan

This South African red wine will without doubt live long in my memory as it was an absolute beauty. At 14.5% and full of Blackberry & Rich Plum flavour this wine was heaven. You would have thought this wine with that high percentage and bold flavours should have been quite heavy to drink.

Desserts of April

This month’s desserts are dedicated to my fabulous local patisserie Le Moulin in Hornchurch. This is due to the current situation where I’ve not been able to dine out. Thankfully this patisserie is amazing and create the most beautiful cakes for you to enjoy. So with this I hope you’ll find that this fantastic selection …

Dr Loosen 2018 Riesling Kabinett

This Dr Loosen 2018 Riesling was chosen by my good wine friend Alison Taffs who is the owner of the Hop Inn micro pub in Hornchurch. We decided to put her skills to the test by asking her to pair a wine to go with our Pork and Chipotle burgers. She chose this fabulous German …

Tandoori Lounge

This is an Indian restaurant that I regard as the best in Essex as they serve the most amazing Punjabi cuisine. Therefore you will understand my massive delight when I heard they were going to reopen (due to popular demand) for takeaway and delivery on a Friday & Saturday evening from 4.30pm to 9.30pm. This …

Salt Beer Factory

Here are a few of the fantastic craft beers from the Salt Beer Factory which are available at the moment from the Hop Inn my local micro pub in Hornchurch. Due to the current situation they are only available for takeaway and delivery. The first was a nice refreshing Lime After Lime a perfect drink …

Kervan Kitchen

I’ve only had the pleasure of eating at this Turkish restaurant once and even then that was a last minute decision for a quick lunch. But even during that short experience i absolutely loved the food and the staff were very friendly so you could see why some of my friends had said I should …