East London cork-sniffers have never had it so good. It has been a busy year for Michael and Charlotte. Since curating our first list which kicked things off at Foxlow they have not only been named as some of Evening Standards most influential Londoners (no biggie) but have also found time to open a new restaurant. Named after one of the first grape varieties to be taken to the Americas and inspired by their time in San Francisco Mission’s, well mission is to bring Cali sunshine to Bethnal Green.
Champions of the new generation of Californian wine they have picked a couple their favourites for us to enjoy.
SMITH-MADRONE RIESLING 2012 Spring Mountain District, California From two brothers - who long ago dared to go where others wouldn’t; American Riesling. Like the powerhouse that is Whitney Houston this wines packs soul and range into it’s aromas. Soaring floral top-notes and exotic fruity depth. Dry, refreshing, mouth-watering finish that leaves you wanting more.52.50
Santa Maira Valley, California Cotes de Provence, France Before Chardonnay ruled Burgundy there was this. Hildegard, the lady in question was the wife of Charles the Great (Charlemagne)... and he had urges... for white Corton from the Côte de Beaune. A mélange of Pinot varietes from Medieval times revived by Cali legend, Jim Clendenen. Serious wine from a serious winemaker.9.50
BIRICHINO OLD VINES GRENACHE 2012 Central Coast, Califnornia Natural winemaking Cali-style. Pure unfiltered, juice from gnarled 100 year old Grenache vines on the edge of the Santa Cruz mountains. Purchased from bootleggers in 1922 these vineyards that once made ‘Jackass Brandy’, an llegal spirit distilled from sugar and grape juice, have been restored to glory producing Grenache of style and substance. Very drinkable.35.00
FREEMARK ABBEY PETITE SYRAH 2011 Napa Valley, California Revival of a much maligned grape from this historic Cali winery. The estate was etablished by one of the first female winemakers on record. Like a Syrah crossed with a Zinfandel. Dark, bold and Tasty.6.50 38.00
Including a fresh fruit juice, or kids cocktail (PTO), & pudding
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ROAST VEGETABLE PASTA / WITH PARMESANg e / d
CHEESY BEANS ON TOAST(with an optional fried egg)g e / d
PEA GUACAMOLE WITH CARROT STICKS & PITTA CRISPS
All served with Salad, Baked Beans, Peas or Fries
Stuffed porchetta or smoke roast beef rump with all the trimmings
SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM CONE
For every Kids Menu we serve (and for every Soft Serve Sundae from the main menu) we donate 50p to Kids Company, a wonderful charity that supports vulnerable children in London, many of whom rely on Kids Company for their main meal of the day.
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We cannot guarantee the absence of nuts and other allergens.
Please advise a member of staff if you have any particular dietary requirements
COOKIES & CREAM SHAKEOreo Cookies · Peanut Butter · Vanilla Ice Cream ·
UM BONGOPineapple Syrup ·
Grapefruit Sherbet · Lime · Apple & Orange Juice3.00
SPONGE BOB EGG CREAMStrawberry Syrup · Soda · Milk 3.00