a D&D London restaurant
Our head sommelier Francesco Gaeta waxes lyrical about his favourite wines to brighten up these cold days…
"Many people would agree (rightfully so!) that wine is the natural complement to good food and conviviality, yet often a significant portion of the wine styles available are neglected.
At this time of year, people tend to turn down desserts, but pull out some dessert wine glasses, a late-harvest dessert wine and a cheese and fruit plate and watch their eyes light up!
Salty cheese like Stichleton or Kirkhams Lancashire work particularly well against the sweetness of the wine, or try it with some really good quality chocolate or our “not-so-traditional” upside-down apple cake. Watching people explore the possibilities offered by dessert wines and get in tune with them is, for me, almost magical.
In my opinion dessert wines: ice wine, late-harvest as well as ports, deserve a spot in the cellar ready to cap-off a fabulous meal and great conversation at any time of the year.
Make sure you come and try our two exciting new entries at the Paternoster Chop House: Blood orange mousse with dark chocolate ice cream and a glass of Muscat de Saint Jean de Minervois, from Languedoc-Roussillon, France. I’m sure you will agree with me, there is not a better (and more refreshing) way to end your meal with us."