- Published: 25 February 2014 25 February 2014
The Real Wine Fair highlights wines which are made with respect for terroir and the provenance for the ingredient. We are therefore delighted to be working again this year with artisan food producers and restaurants who have a similar philosophy.
Most of the food will be located in one room adjacent to the wine tasting hall. Customers can try and buy, eat on the hoof, or take the food into the restaurant/bar next door and relax with a glass of wine, a beer or a coffee.
Duck Soup, the bohemian natural wine bar on Dean Street in Soho (and soon opening in Hackney), will be tempting customers with such dishes as lamb shoulder cooked in milk, broad beans & wild garlic and tarama and shaved kohlrabi and sesame salt on warm flatbreads. Donostia (the Basque name for San Sebastian, a city synonymous with culinary excellence) and a modern tapas bar in Marylebone, will be preparing simple, but tasty-sounding small plates such as slow-cooked pigs cheeks and arroz negro plus variations on a jamón theme. Award-winning restaurant Zucca specialises in homely, regional, well-executed Italian dishes including Cianfotta (a seasonal vegetable stew from southern Italy) and pork cooked in milk. Meanwhile, London's answer to River Cottage HQ, Handmade Food, is offering beetroot borani & feta with crispbread; marinated pigeon breast in flat bread with watercress and pickle, and Simnel cake.
Morito, sibling of Moro in Exmouth Market will be cooking lamb on the plancha with labneh, pickled chillies and green olives and serving grilled Tetilla cheese with membrillo and walnut bocadillo, whilst Real Wine first-timers Burro e Salvia, a pastificio in Shoreditch, will be making their signature fresh pasta from traditional family recipes. La Cour de Rémi, a small hotel with a fantastic natural wine bar in Bermicourt near Calais, are bringing the flavours of Normandy with them in their earthy bistro dishes including Pressed oxtail, mustard vinaigrette & roquette leaves; fried cuttlefish and pork belly ‘à la Ibaiona’ and Scallops, marinated with lemon infused olive oil
There's more. Androuet age and sell their artisan cheeses in Spitalfields and supply many of London's top restaurants. At the Real Wine Fair this year they will be presenting Androuet “Camembert de Normandie” (exclusively produced for them), ”Comte” 18 months, “1909″(ewe’s milk cheese they created for their 100 year anniversary) produced by Jean-François Dombre, and English cheeses like Westcombe. Customers can taste samples and buy a platter to eat at the fair.
And to drink? Workshop Coffee who have been sourcing, roasting and serving great coffee since 2009 and have two cafés, one in Clerkenwell and the other in Marylebone will be on espresso and cappuccino duty, whilst those seeking alcoholic refreshment can sip and sup at the stands of two small but beautiful artisan drinks producers based in North London. Camden Town Brewery is located in a couple of railway arches in Kentish Town. Their bottled beers include the crisp Hells Lager, the unfiltered American Hells, the complex Pale Ale and the Gentleman’s Wit Beer and a variety of ales on draught. Sacred Microdistillery is run from the kitchen of a house in the back streets of Highgate. They will show their award-winning London Dry Gin; London Dry Vodka made with numerous botanicals and their unique English Spiced Vermouth containing around 25 botanicals. New to the range are gins made from cardamom and pink grapefruit respectively and a delicious Rosehip Cup. Gin and tonics and English Negronis all round!
“The Real Wine Fair” is a two day wine event celebrating artisan growers who work with minimal intervention in the vineyard and the winery. 150 growers and winemakers will be pouring and presenting their wines to consumers, wine trade professionals and members of the press.
The 2014 event will be at London’s historic Tobacco Dock in Wapping, on .
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