As a central London restaurant that is passionate about artisan ingredients from British suppliers such as Trealy Farm, James Knight of Mayfair as well as advocates of English sparkling wines such as Nyetimber, we felt it is only natural to celebrate English Wine Week.
Join us at Boyds Grill & Wine Bar for a carefully selected tasting menu, featuring our favourite dishes paired with the finest in English wines, from Monday 29th May until Friday 2nd June, 5-9pm.
English Wine Week wine pairing:
A flight of wine paired with four small plates including squid, braised beef, rabbit terrine and smoked salmon – £39.95
Only want to try the wine? Try the flight of English wines – £19.95
Book your English Wine Week tasting experience at Boyds now.
How we paired English wines to our menu
As import prices rise due to the effects of Brexit and more people are becoming aware of the carbon footprint it causes, we are drinking more local wines and rightly so. The cool climate of English weather gives less acidity to wine, which makes for a lighter wine that isn’t overbearing.
As well as classic English wine brands such as Three Choirs, Bolney Estate and sparkling wine champions Nyetimber, we are introducing some new, contemporary winemakers such as:
Harrow & Hope
Established 7 years ago, the brand’s name comes from the machine used to break and smooth the surface of the soil, a harrow. The location of the vineyard provides tough soil, hence Harrow & Hope.
For a lighter tasting experience, pair with the sharing board filled with a selection of cured meats, battered artichokes and more, matched with the Harrow & Hope Brut, a refreshing aperitif. The acidity of the sparkling wine cuts through the fat of each component and in turn, cleans the palette.
As a brand, Lyme Bay produces a range of English wines from their home in Devon. For English Wine Week we will be serving the Shoreline, Bacchus, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir rosé here at Boyds.
Lyme Bay, Shoreline is an English equivalent to a Sauvignon Blanc making it a perfect accompaniment to our selection of fish and seafood. Paired with Scottish kiln smoked salmon, it creates a light and refreshing taste sensation.
The Chardonnay is as versatile as it is refreshing, matching perfectly with the battered lime & bush pepper squid and whilst the Bacchus pairs brilliantly with the pressed rabbit & ham hock terrine.
Established in 2007, Sixteen Ridges is one of the best English Pinot Noirs and could easily have you fooled that they have been producing wine for decades. The hillside vineyard is a natural amphitheatre that captures maximum warmth and sunlight.
For our heavier flavoured plates such as pulled braised beef short rib toast, the Sixteen Ridges Pinot Noir’s bold yet sophisticated taste creates a match made in wine pairing heaven.
Celebrate English Wine Week in true style and join us from Monday 5th –Friday 9th of June.