Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Daffodil Dining Club November 2012

Roux at Parliament Square, London. Friday 02-November-2012

The first non-Christmas Daff we've been to in a long time. A chance to catch up with Pete and Amanda who we hadn't seen for ages in the indulgent surroundings of Michel Roux's second restaurant Roux at Parliament Square.

We were seated with a mixture of "Daffers" old and new; some we had met before and some not, but always charming and sociable

Beforehand the chef came out and described the dishes he had planned. Then the sommelier explained the matching wines she had chosen to complement the food.

At the end our host and organiser, John Amiry, did a victory lap and a chat. We are indebted to him for organising these events.

Next up - The Christmas Daff aka The M&M Enterprises works Christmas party!

The wines:
Cremant de Loire - Langlois-Chateau, By Bollinger Champagne
Vondeling 'Babiana' 2008 - Voor-Paardeberg, Paarl, South Africa
Les Vignes de Bila-Haut "Biodynamic" 2010 - Michel Chapoutier, Cotes du Roussillon Village
Chateau Cabezac 'La Garrigue' 2010 - Minervios, France
Maury Genache Noir 2009 - Jean-Marc Lafage, Languedoc Roussillon, France

The food:
Parmesan custard, ragu of chanterelles and chestnut, pumpkin veloute
Ballontine of Loch Duart salmon, salad of beetroot and watercress
Roast pork tenderloin, sage emulsion, white onions, pickled apple
Selection of French artisan cheeses Jacques Vernier
Classic dark treacle tart with walnut ice cream
Coffee, infusions and petit fours

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