1. Food and Wine Matching – May 2023
    Posted On: April 27th, 2023

    Food and Wine Matching – May 2023

    Spears of Destiny The U.K. asparagus season is necessarily short officially running from Saint George's day, which is also 'National Asparagus Day' on the 23rd April until 21st June. Most supermarkets stock imported asparagus, much of it from Peru, throughout the year but it has a lot of transportation miles and in my (heavily biased) […]
  2. Food and Wine Matching - May 2017
    Posted On: April 28th, 2017

    Food and Wine Matching - May 2017

    Aspire to Asparagus The British asparagus season runs from the end of April until June and is a cause for celebration. Having eschewed inferior imports since the end of last season I intend to spend the month of May gorging on it, as it is by far my favourite vegetable. The British Asparagus Producers Association […]
  3. Asparagus Tips
    Posted On: May 8th, 2015

    Asparagus Tips

    The English asparagus season is upon us which is a cause of celebration in its own right. I boycott the inferior, factory farmed Peruvian stuff with its indefensible air miles, which is available all the year round in the supermarkets, so tend to go overboard when our peerless home grown spears become available. The big […]
  4. Classic Cuisine at Le Gavroche
    Posted On: May 13th, 2011

    Classic Cuisine at Le Gavroche

    It was a treat to be back at Le Gavroche for our annual Spring lunch yesterday playing to a full house of 100 diners keen to sample wines matched to a seasonal menu devised by Michel Roux Jr. We kicked-off with a lively Vouvray Mousseux Brut from Domaine Aubert by way of aperitif, which guests […]
  5. Ask the Expert - Wines to Accompany Asparagus
    Posted On: May 10th, 2011

    Ask the Expert - Wines to Accompany Asparagus

    I was fortunate enough to spend last Thursday lunchtime at Le Gavroche selecting the wines for our forthcoming Spring lunch. I took the opportunity to buttonhole the head sommelier David Galetti, who presides over a list of biblical proportions, about his personal recommendations of wines to accompany asparagus. When English asparagus is in season, as […]

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