Monday nights are clearly the new Thursdays, or so it was at one of London’s truly great establishments last night. Dinner at Boodles with Gildas, the Boss of Pichon; two renowned MWs – Roberts and Bingley, and our resident raconteur Strutt was magnificent.
A glass of Cristal 2004 (recently launched) set a cracking pace and led us into the main event – a game fuelled dinner of partridge pate and grouse washed down with Pichon Lalande 2006 which was fleshy and voluminous with a lovely sweet core, and then Pichon Lalande 2004 which was gorgeous. Elegant and poised drinking already but with a bountiful life ahead, it had all one looks for in great Claret and was extremely more-ish.
A glass of “mystery port” turned out to be Warre 63 – delicious, still very much alive and kicking although beginning to taste spirity to the finish. Snooker, and very amateur it was, followed which seemed a fitting way to work off the excellent dinner.
We reconvene on Wednesday 26th January 2011 – hope to see some of you then.