I'm not much of a wine drinker but when I was invited to 28-50, Fetter Lane to enjoy an evening of food and Burgundy wines I knew it would be a great opportunity to broaden my knowledge.
The evening started with salted cod on bruschetta and baked celeriac on cracker crudités. Both snacks were absolutely delicious, especially the celeriac which was extremely moorish. To accompany the canapés we were served a lovely, fresh Chablis (Le Bas de Chapelot, Vocoret 2013) which I very much enjoyed.
Our starter consisted of huge, meaty scallops in a deliciously creamy sauce. This was accompanied by a slightly oaked white wine (Puligny Montrachet, Chateau de Puligny Montrachet, Etienne de Montille 2009). Whilst this was my least favourite of the four wines, thanks to the oakiness, I still think it worked well with the shellfish.
Our main course of pigeon breast and leg with a side of potatoes was wonderful. Both meats have distinctive flavours and accompanied with a glass of red (Gevrey Chambertin O.Bernstein 2011) this was probably my favourite course.
The dessert was definitely the most unusual of the meal. It tasted more like a starter thanks to the use of savoury flavours. When I read goats cheese, pickled beetroot, grapes and chocolate on the menu I had no idea what to expect. The end result was most certainly tasty but I couldn't quite get my head around the lack of something sweet, even with the chocolate. This was served with an enjoyable glass of red (Morgon Javernieres, L.C.Desvignes 2012) which I could have happily kept sipping for the remainder of the evening.
I had a wonderful evening at 28-50 sampling delicious food and getting to know a little about Burgundy wine. If you're a wine enthusiast I definitely recommend checking out the wine bar's events which have different themes. The event we attended cost £85 per person which sounds like a lot but when you take into account the high quality food and the fact that your wine glass is constantly topped up throughout the evening I think it is most definitely excellent value.