A Thirst for Californian Wine

The Chardonnay is buttery and exactly how I like my Chardonnay. It’s bold and in your face, whilst being nicely balanced with floral notes, pear, coconut and vanilla. A beautiful number, full of complexity and layers.

Event: Ryder Grill Spring Tasting Menu at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield

With the stunning golf course as a backdrop, bars aplenty and gorgeous overnight accommodation, the Ryder Grill is the perfect place for a romantic dinner.

Food: Sabai Sabai, Harborne

Sabai translates to happy, comfortable and relaxed. Eating good food often leaves me feeling this way. I guess Sabai Sabai, is what hygge is to the Danish. This is my Sabai Sabai blogger review.

Event: Wine Down Under at The Water House Project, London

I was recently invited to a Dinner Down Under, hosted by Jackson Estate and Wirra Wirra in collaboration with Chef Gabriel Waterhouse. Gabriel is an ex Chef de Partie of Galvin la Chapelle, and now runs his own supper club The Water House Project. The Evening Standard credits the supper club to be within the top 5 in London.

I made my way down to the Chef’s East London flat, for a supper club with a Antipodean wine focus. Once in, I was welcomed with a big warm smile and to the aromas being conjured in the kitchen. I was rather excited to be dining with Matt Patterson-Green (Jackson Estate) and Paul Smith (Wirra Wirra) who had brought a selection of their portfolio to showcase alongside Gabriel’s 5 course menu.