Today, London is one of the intriguing gourmet capitals of the world with a fast growing and complex network of locations for fine dining and enjoying impressive wine lists. At Glass of Bubbly we are privileged to attend many restaurants and Champagne bars reviewing and tasting comprehensive wine lists and experiencing fine foods not forgetting of course meeting the wonderful people working at them, on many occasions we are highly impressed and sometimes we stumble across a gem.
When you enter Les 110 de Taillevent for the first time and gaze through the glass doors your heart skips a beat and you know that you are going to be experiencing a unique, anticipation that another gem is to be discovered. Attention to detail in interior design, gastro style seating, warm lighting through bottles in the bar area, impressive curtain cut to exact length all of which we saw instantly as we were the first to arrive on the evening – As the evening drew on the place become very busy indeed.
Myself and Tanya Mann were pleased to be welcomed by Head Sommelier Christopher Lecoufle who’s passion for Les 110 de Taillevent was clear immediately and totally relaxed us in sound knowledge that we were in safe hands and that no matter how complex our wine requirements were, we were going to be looked after. I am a supporter of venues having their own Sommelier, those of course who can afford to, and especially if you are keen to explore the wine list of venues you visit, a qualified Sommelier can really increase your overall experience and enjoyment of wines.
Christopher also gave us a private tour of the wine cellars at Les 110 de Taillevent where many superb wines were safely stored with many fine vintages and rare editions and incredible to know that Christopher knew where each and every one of his wines are stored, no need for a wine catalogue or diagrams!
The menus were very well planned out and easily pairing for you, via colour coding, the best wines suggested by Christopher to compliment each of your courses. I was particularly pleased to see a Cote Roannaise on the list having spent a few years living in this wine region and I was also pleased to see a fine selection of Champagne and Sparkling Wines. What myself and Tanya decided upon was to allow Christopher to select both the foods from the A La Carte menu and the Champagne / Sparkling Wines to accompany each. Myself and Tanya just sat back with anticipation and enjoying the soft jazz tracks playing in the background.
A huge thank you again to Glass of Bubbly for visiting us at Les 110 de Taillevent in London
Thursday, March 16th, 2017