Match of the week | Olive oil vanilla and pistachio cake with Muscat de Rivesaltes

Match of the week

Olive oil vanilla and pistachio cake with Muscat de Rivesaltes

It was a tough call to single out the best pairing from my meal at Galoupet in Knightsbridge last week but as I haven't featured a dessert for a while this just shaded it.

The USP of the restaurant which I'll review more fully in a day or so is that it offers a wine pairing with each course - still comparatively unusual in London, surprisingly. That wouldn't be remarkable if the food wasn't above average - but it is.

This dessert was a lovely moist, but light-as-air polenta cake with a vivid pistachio flavour, similar to one that David Everitt-Mathias serves at Le Champignon Sauvage and which featured in his first book Essence. (You can also find the recipe on the Riverford blog here.)

It was well matchedl with a light citrussy 2007 Muscat de Rivesaltes from Domaine Cazes which picked up on the citrus in the cake. A lovely way to end a summer meal.

 

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