Lunch at Scotts
Had a lovely lunch today at Scott's in Mayfair, a really smart slebby fish-oriented restaurant that's part of the Caprice Holdings group (includes Caprice, The Ivy, J Sheekey et al). I was with Charlie Bennett and Emily Monsell of BBR (Emily is behind BBR's excellent blog, while Charlie is in charge of their groundbreaking website) .
Starter of chargrilled squid with green pepper, chiles and preserved lemon was delicious and quite filling. The main of fillet of cod with padron peppers and chorizo was beautifully done, and the flavours meshed well, without the chorizo overpowering, which it sometimes does in these sorts of dishes. Overall experience of Scott's was very positive.
To drink we had a lovely Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes 2007 from biodynamic Alsace producer Andre Ostertag. This was quite pure, aromatic, and dry with lovely presence and great food compatibility.