73% of Brits are intimidated by wine lists
A staggering 73% of Brits are intimidated by restaurant wine lists according to a new study, while 58% don’t feel they have enough wine knowledge to order with confidence.
Top 10 wine lists in London 2018
Following the release of Wine List Confidential’s 2018 guide to the best restaurants in London for wine lovers, we reveal the top 10 best-performing restaurants based on the strength of their wine list.
Wine List Confidential awards 2018: The winners
We reveal the winners of 2018’s Wine List Confidential Awards following a ceremony on Monday this week at the London Wine Fair.
Investors circling Gaucho restaurant chain
Osmond Capital, the company owned by Hugh Osmond, best known for his involvement with Pizza Express and founding of Punch Taverns, is among those in the frame to buy high-end Argentine restaurant chain Gaucho.
The Dish: Monica Galetti
A formidable figure in the world of food, Monica Galetti, former sous chef of Le Gavroche, opened her debut venture Mere last year, where she plates up dishes that deftly combine her training in classical French cooking with her Samoan heritage alongside a stellar wine list.
The Dish: Stevie Parle
Stevie Parle is the chef-owner of Italian restaurants Pastaio, Rotorino and Palatino in Soho, Dalston and Clerkenwell, and Modern British venue Craft London in Greenwich. Before opening Dock Kitchen in 2009 aged just 24, he cut his culinary teeth at The River Café, Moro and Petersham Nurseries in London, and April Bloomfield’s Spotted Pig in New York. During these stints he spent his spare time travelling extensively through Asia, Europe and the Middle East – an experience that continues to shape his cuisine today.
The Dish: Clause Bosi, Bibendum
Claude Bosi joined Terence Conran’s revamped Bibendum in 2017, swiftly winning two Michelin stars for his contemporary French cuisine. Here, the chef reveals his favourite restaurants, and why in another life he might have been a carpenter.
db eats: Evelyn’s Table
Resident hedonist Lucy Shaw heads to the 14-seater Evelyn’s Table in Soho, from the team behind The Palomar, for deep fried courgette flowers, smoked eel tart and a heavenly Puligny-Montrachet.
db eats: Londrino
Resident foodie Lucy Shaw heads to Leandro Carreira’s solo venture, Londrino in London Bridge, for Madeira-laced red prawns, silky octopus, and grilled brioche drenched in caramel.
db eats: Hide
Resident foodie Lucy Shaw heads to Ollie Dabbous’ much-hyped Hide in Mayfair for a comforting nest egg, buttery king crab and a silky New Zealand Syrah.
The Dish: Tom Sellers
Last night Tom Sellers reopened his debut Michelin-starred restaurant, Story, with a fresh look, no…