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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

An evening @The Lahore Kebab House + a new view of the Shard

 The grey Shard 
The Shard with Canary Wharf in the background

The Shard on a grey London day taken from the dining room close to the Decanter tasting room in the Blue Fin Building. I have spent the day tasting reds of various vintages from Saumur, Saumur Le Puy Notre Dame and Saumur-Champigny. Apart from saying that we – @chris_kissack , @LaurePatry and I – tasted some good wines, the results will be out in Decanter in early May. 

Last night Chris Kissack, The Wine Doctor, and I were at The Lahore Kebab House. We rather pushed the boat up running up a bill for two of £40 and a few pence. Still stunning value and I can no longer go to the Lahore without ordering the wonderful starter of grilled chops, so I fancy that the days of three of us eating there for less than £40 are over. Chris spotted the chicken wings, which were a very good choice as I hadn't tried these before, and you get four pieces for a bargain price of £3!

We took two wines with us:  

The rich and impressive 2013 La Part des Anges, Chinon Blanc, Domaine de la Noblaie
(above and below) 
able to stand up to the spicy food and, in doing so, 
revealed more acidity than has been apparent when drunk by itself 

 2005 Les Grézeaux, Chinon, Bernard Baudry
Sweet soft fruit unfortunately scalped by a dubious cork
Not as good as it should have been 


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