jamie goode's wine blog: Lunch with Brent Marris

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Lunch with Brent Marris

Had a nice lunch yesterday with Brent Marris and Ben Glover of New Zealand's Wither hills (which I'll write up in full shortly). The three of us met at The Crazy Bear, just off Goodge street. It's an impossibly trendy sort of place (I mean this in a nice way) with wonderful decor and a Thai/Japanese-inspired menu. The food matched the ambience brilliantly. I had a mixed tempura for starter and followed this up with delicious slow roasted pork belly. Highly recommended - you can get an idea of the feel of the place by going to http://www.crazybeargroup.co.uk/ and looking up the London restaurant (they have three in all). The trendiness extends to the 'innovation' that there is no sign on the door, or above it, or anywhere - except for a small name below your feet on the doorstep.

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At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

Hey, this is cool...

I do wonder, though, if you're laying yourself open to an attack of the Cape Thread Weevil? ;-)

At 8:31 PM, Blogger Richard Williams said...

From a value for money perspective I do wonder at the prices in the wine list - what's your verdict, Jamie?

At 11:12 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Richard, huge confession: I didn't see the wine list. We were tasting the Wither Hills wines so it wasn't given to us.

At 6:58 PM, Blogger Richard Williams said...

May be even you would have had a case of the 'sharp intakes of breath' - I was just curious having looked at the list on the website. I've no idea whether the prices are justified, taking into account restaurant prices. Afterall, they have to make a profit, no-one should begrudge them that!

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Thor Iverson said...

I'll be interested to see what you think of the Wither Hills wines. They get a lot of international hype, but they all seem a little slick and slightly confected to me (for example, this).

Anyway, good luck with the new blogging software. The learning curve is steep, but before long you'll be exploiting most of the potential. That's when it gets fun.

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

I've had a look at the wine list, and while the prices are quite steep (standard London three times retail, plus a bit more on the cheaper ones), I was impressed with the selection - there's some really interesting wines there. they've clearly been buying from the wonderful Caves Pyrene, as well as Corney & Barrow and Bibendum. It's when the wine buying is lazy that I really object to London mark-ups.

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