Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bordeaux dinner at the Lido

The wines of Chateau Teyssier featured heavily at a Bordeaux-themed wine dinner which took place last night at the Lido Cafe in London's Brockwell Park sponsored by the CIVB (Bordeaux promo body).  There was a three course meal with appropriate wines as follows:

Seafood starter with Pezat Blanc and Rose
Lamb with Lacroix, Pezat Rouge and Chateau Teyssier
Cheese (to help mop up the reds)
Peach tart with Rieussec Sauternes

Note: Pezat is, in effect, the second label of wines from Teyssier, comprising a range of high quality generic Bordeaux wines (all three colours). Lacroix is the everyday winem from the same stable.
The actor and comedian Frog Stone presented the wines for us and, as always, she did a great job. The wines were on top form - Pezat Rose, Pezat Red and of course that amazing Sauternes proving the most popular.

Food pairings also worked really well - so, an all round success.
There will be another Bordeaux-themed dinner soon, this time at By Appointment in Norwich on 7th October and, on 26th October, the Lido will be hosting a Piedmont dinner with winemakers Enrico Nada and Fabrizio Battaglino. The wines for these meals are all subsidised so they are fabulously well priced and not to be missed if at all possible (worth the train fare to be there!).

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