Sofitel Wine Days - uncover wine excellence

  • By Social Club Member
  • 27 Sep '17
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  • Restaurants & Clubs

Sofitel London St James is well known for its five-star appeal. The French chain is housed in a Grade II listed former bank and upon entry, you find a visually stunning lobby along with the Balcon restaurant. The Art Deco feel is clear from the moment you walk in and their "Wine Days" experience is the perfect accompaniment to their already excellent food and drink offering.


The Cave de Ribeauvillé (2015 Pinot Blanc Collection) is paired with seared mackerel, pickled vegetables, horseradish and fennel purée and fully exploits the rich, ripe and fruity flavour of the wine. Meanwhile, the Cave de Ribeauvillé (Clos Zahnacker 2009) counteracts the strong flavour of the goat's cheese and allows the pomegranate honey and almonds to shine. This blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer has a firm body and is perfectly paired.


The Balcon offers a plat du jour including Welsh lamb paired with Izadi Rioja Reserva (2012), Bavette Steak paired with  Wairau River Pinot Noir (2014) and Mussels in Breton cider paired with Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc (2015). Another wine of note is the Baron Philippe de Rothschild Viognier (2016) which works as a dessert wine with apricot and pear and notes of honey. 


The service is extremely polished and the entire experience is one of luxury. Available now until Tuesday 31st October 2017.


Sofitel Wine Days at The Balcon 
8 Pall Mall, St. James's

Tel: 020 7389 7820

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