Restaurant 27 works with fresh ingredients daily, and our "Sample" menus are an example of what we offer. The structure of our menus will always be the same but ingredients may differ. Please inform us of any dietary requirements, so that we can adapt our menus.
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Restaurant 27 operates a policy of no e-cigarettes.
Summer is here (every now & then) and that traditionally heralds a switch in our wine drinking habits, white sales overtake red as we look for lighter, fresher food and wine combinations but for some Summer can only ever be pink. If that is you please have a look at the back of this list where you will find a super new listing, Doriac Rosé. This is a delightful, pale, dry rose from a tiny appellation St Saturnin, 40km north of Montpelier and is made using the classic Languedoc varieties of Cinsault, Grenache & Carignan, gorgeous to look at even better to drink!
Our curated wine selection, The Wine Flight has some fascinating wines this month featuring a trio of European classic style wines including an intriguing Tuscan dessert wine and a super red from Chile. The selection is designed to complement The Menu and to add to each course as well as expand your wine drinking experience. If you choose this option you will find some background detail on each wine in my Wine Flight Notes which you are welcome to take home with you if you would like to. Going back to the main List, newcomers include a fine example of Gascogne winemaking in Les Amourettes a fruity, crisp dry white mostly from Colombard, a variety that was historically predominantly used for Armagnac production but now yields delicious dry white wines such as this.
I have also added to this main list Viña Edmara’s Viognier which recently featured on the Wine Flight and which proved so popular we couldn’t let it go.
Making 1st time appearances are two contrasting red wines; Gavelot Old Vine Carignan is an example of a recent trend in Europe for winemakers to literally rediscover their roots and accentuate traditional grape varieties and in particular Old Vine examples of those varieties. As a vine ages it produces less fruit but of a much higher quality so, if your aim is quality rather than quantity you nurture those old
vines in to their 60s, 70s & 80s and accept the scant but rich gifts they provide each year. This Vieilles Vignes (old vines) Carignan is soft with flavours of dried cranberry and spice and has a delicious smooth texture. From the New World, La Poderosa Syrah Reserva a wonderful, soft but powerful red grown in Chile. ‘La Poderosa’ means the ‘powerful one’ in Spanish and sums up both the wine and Che Guevara’s Norton motorcycle upon which he toured South America and which is depicted on the label. Syrah’s natural home is the Rhone Valley in France but it has really come in to its own in Chile
where the ripeness of the fruit excels and there is more potential for greater depth in the wines.
If you would like to, please ask Tomasz or Kirsten for any further advice on the wine list
or for their recommendations on matching your wine selection to your menu choice.
We work together, tasting the wines against the Menu to ensure there is always a suggestion available to you if you are unsure, or perhaps just want to try something different.