It has been a long day. It began with a Bernard Magrez tasting and lunch at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, which was very impressive (write up to follow). Then I went for a quick pint at the Coach and Horses with Douglas Blyde, Richard Siddle and Caspar Auchterlonie, before hot footing down to the Atlas, near Earls Court, for the ASDW tasting (write up to follow). Then I was off to Terroirs for dinner with the other convenors of the London Gastronomy Seminars.
Food was good as always, and we washed it down with two Italian wines: Monte di Grazia 2007 (which I reviewed here a while back) and the Cos Frappato 2008 Sicilia. This is a fantastic wine: fresh, vibrant, joyful and perfumed with lovely cherry fruit. Really pure and focused, without any heaviness, but there’s seriousness underneath all the fun. Fantastic, and a great way to round off a busy day.