Match of the week | Pumpkin and melon soup with rosé

Match of the week

Pumpkin and melon soup with rosé

I don’t know why restaurants don’t put soup on the menu more often, especially on a set lunch menu.

The answer I usually get is that soup is boring but this soup at Flor in Borough market was anything but.

Based on pumpkin but transformed by the addition of ripe melon, lemongrass and brown butter it was just what you want for lunch - light but interesting and full of flavour.

And the combination of savoury pumpkin - you could easily use butternut squash and sweet ripe melon was just genius as was the choice of wine to go with it by Flor’s Head of Wine, Lucy Ward - a glass of Judith Beck pink rosé from Austria which was on the natural wine spectrum but pure and fruity, picking up perfectly on the sweetness of the melon. A last touch of summer* before we head into autumn proper.

Flor is one of my favourite places to grab a quick lunch if I’m in the London Bridge area - it’s up one of the small side-streets into Borough Market and you can usually get a table without booking. The set lunch (available from Thursday to Sunday) is £20 for two courses including a glass of wine

*if you want to keep that summer vibe going you can buy the latest vintage of the Judith Beck rosé from Buon Vino for £14.95

For other wine suggestions to go with soup see matching wine and soup

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