English Wine Week kicks off on Saturday, 27th May and to celebrate, Ormer Mayfair, arguably housing one of London’s largest English wine collection, will be showcasing the best of the country’s home-grown grapes.
Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin and Head Sommelier Andreas Rosendal have created a stunning five-course tasting menu bursting with fresh, seasonal dishes inspired by the Jersey shores, each carefully paired with some of the best wine England has to offer.
Opening with a glass of 2014 Bloomsbury sparkling wine, Ridgeview Wine Estate’s signature blend, this wine’s crispness is an excellent complement to shellfish and an ideal pairing with Rankin’s delicate Jersey crab salad. Next, an aromatic Pinot Noir, winner of Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 for the best red wine above £15, is selected to balance the rabbit with its rich truffle gnocchi and salty pancetta elements. Moving onto the main event, a pale and crisp Rose de Noirs, the perfect summer drink with an abundance of fine bubbles, is well-suited with a delectable turbot dish. A pure and clean Demi-Sec sparkling wine follows to present a selection of fine British and French cheese from renowned cheesemongers Paxton and Whitfield, while a sweet white from the Denbies Estate in Surrey effortlessly compliments the caramelised elements of apple crumble as the finale.
2014 Bloomsbury, Ridgeview Wine Estate, Sussex
Jersey Crab, pear, lime, vanilla, peanut dressing
2014 Pinot Noir, Gusbourne Estate, Kent
Roast Rabbit, pancetta, truffle gnocchi, morels, peas
2013 Rose de Noirs, Ridgeview Wine Estate, Sussex
Turbot, pine nut crust, cauliflower, cockles, sea vegetables
NV Demi Sec, Nyetimber, Sussex
Seasonal British and French Cheeses by Paxton and Whitfield
2014 Ortega “Noble Harvest”, Denbies Estate, Surrey
Apple Crumble, white chocolate, caramel, vanilla ice cream
From 27th May to 10th June, the glamorous Mayfair restaurant will guide guests through some of Britain’s top wineries with a selection of Rankin’s signature dishes. Get ready for your taste buds to come alive at Ormer Mayfair this English Wine Week!