It’s always good to lunch at Terroirs. The combination of the food, wine and the vibe in the place makes it one of my favourite stops in London. On Friday I popped in with a friend fresh off a plane from New Zealand and we lunched really well. Above: Burrata, Smoked Eel, and Chopped Raw Beef, Swede & Truffle.
And this is classic Terroirs fare: Duck Rilletes and Pork and Pistachio Terrine.
Wines, set 1. A very elegant Ganevat Jura red with just a hint of spicy funk. Port Flirtation is a super pure Californian red (Carignan/Zinfandel blend, 11.3% alcohol) from Martha Stoumen that is the essence of drinkability. The Brutal red from Gut Oggau: very pale, peppery and a wee bit funky. And Colfundo is a superb reductive Prosecco that’s non-disgorged from Casa Belfi.
Wines set 2: Thierry Navarre’s Ribeyranc from the Languedoc. A forgotten variety: beautifully supple and drinkable with some meaty notes. Bow & Arrow’s Melon from Oregon, which is just beautiful. The Burja is bright, focused and fruity: a Sauvignon alternative. And the Chateau Chalon from the Jura is salty, tangy and delicious: a flor wine of great intensity.
There’s a lot of joy t0 be had at a place like Terroirs.