Match of the week
Truffled egg toast and Bianco di Custoza
I was sure I was going to be featuring the splendidly retro Brown Windsor Soup and Madeira as my match of the week this week - a combination suggested by Ben Austin of number1wino for the underground supper club I went to on Friday - but sadly I left the Madeira at home by mistake. (Ben, who went the following night, said it was a treat.)
So it's the truffled egg toast and the Monte del Fra Bianco di Custoza I had at Spuntino earlier in the week which is probably much more to your taste.
Bianco di Custoza, like Soave, comes from the Veneto and shares many of the same characteristics - fresh, smooth, slightly almondy, infinitely versatile. This particular one is a blend of Garganega (which accounts for half the blend), Trebbiano Toscano, Tocai, Cortese, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon. You can read all about it on the Slurp website from which you can buy it for a very reasonable £8.95
The truffled egg toast was a bit like a Buck Rarebit (a Welsh rarebit topped with an egg) only more subtle and delicate (I'd guess the cheese was Fontina) and, of course, truffled. A brilliant bar snack in a very cool bar. And a dark one as you can see from the quality of the photo.
A glass of Champagne, I must admit, would also have worked very well.
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