Friday, 24 September 2010

Chapel Down Vineyard & Restaurant

I am very lucky to live just over 10 miles away from Chapel Down Vineyard, the most successful vineyard in England, producing gorgeous wines here in Kent.

A well known and local chef, Richard Phillips opened a restaurant here a few years back but we had never got around to trying it out - until last Saturday and all I can say is wow! It was gorgeous, gorgeous setting and THE most amazing food - and wine of course!
I had a lobster terrine to start and Luke had potted salmon, both lovely but the real star of the show was the main course - rib of beef for two with dauphinoise potatoes. Oh my lord I think it was the best thing I'd ever eaten! Then we had mini house desserts on a plate to share which were divine and included my favourite - souffle. Finally, we had a local cheese board. I nearly had to waddle out. Oh and the wine was amazing, I never dreamed English wine would taste that good!

Needless to say we have wangled the father-in-law to babysit this Saturday night and I think you can guess where we're going...! What are you up to this weekend? Make sure you eat, drink and be merry too! x

Images courtesy of Chapel Down and Flickr


GeorgyG design said...

How lovely. We live about a 30 minute drive from the Yarra Valley which is filled with wineries. I love going there, the scenery is beautiful and many great places to drink and eat. Have a good weekend.

The Zhush said...

Wow...gorgeous! Kent? Who knew, could pass for Sonoma Valley!

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