‘Bad-press grapes’ wine dinner at The Modern Pantry

The Modern Pantry

On Tuesday 18 September, The Modern Pantry will host a wine-tasting dinner that celebrates some of the wine world's most vilified varieties.

The restaurant's resident wine buffs, Candi Giacchetti and Bill Knott, have chosen grape varieties such as Trebbiano, Gamay and Müller-Thurgau – all rather unloved, and sometimes deservedly so. During the course of the evening, Knott will introduce diners to bottles where these grapes have been treated with the love they deserve.

The wines will be matched with a five-course menu developed by owner Anna Hansen. Dishes will include bee pollen with goats’ curd, dandelion, poppy-seed crisps and lemon vinaigrette (paired with 2009 Zarache, Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy) and miso-marinated onglet with creamed sweetcorn panisse and cumin salt (paired with 2010 Domaine de la Bergerie, Gamay de Touraine, Touraine, Loire Valley, France).

The wine dinner costs £80 and includes all food, wine, plus Caravan coffee with Baileys-and-chocolate truffles. To book, contact The Modern Pantry on 020 7553 9210 or email enquiries@themodernpantry.co.uk.