Taillevent Paris, the Gardinier family-owned group behind the iconic two-Michelin starred Le Taillevent, has opened the doors to Les 110 de Taillevent London, a unique 70 seated wine and food matching brasserie, in Cavendish Square.
Featuring a 110 wines by the glass, paired with contemporary and seasonal French dishes, guests will experience the spirit of Le Taillevent in a relaxed setting.
Making the French form of art-de-vivre accessible to Londoners, the wine list features rare and singular wines, caringly curated over the years by Pierre Bérot, Director of the Wine Department for Taillevent Paris. Pierre’s vast experience managing the myriad bottles of the house cellars has resulted in a list that evokes the richness of the collection and introduces some of its greatest treasures. Guests are offered the choice of four wines, in 70ml or 125ml measures, exactingly matched with their choice of starters, fish, meat, desserts or cheese.
Taking the art of pairing to new heights, Les 110 de Taillevent London presents this innovative concept beginning at breakfast. Light and hearty dishes are matched with cold and hot drinks. A Wine Time menu at the bar, offering small plates including tempura of vegetables with piquillo ketchup and paté en croûte, facon maison with carefully chosen wines, is available in the early evenings. Elsewhere the à la carte menu, developed by Alain Solivérès, Executive Chef of Le Taillevent and Emile Cotte Executive Chef of Les 110 de Taillevent Paris, is interpreted and executed by the young London chef Robert Panek. Designed to showcase each product, which has been selected for its quality and seasonality, each dish is executed with precision and enhances the qualities of the wines on offer. Dishes range from light starters such as Pumpkin, velvety chestnut and hazelnut flakes and crab remoulade with dill and fennel to delicate fish mains including Whole seabass with lemon olive oil dressing and hearty meat choices of sirloin with marrow bone and pepper sauce and saddle of lamb roasted with pickled garlic and rosemary. A select menu of classic French desserts includes ‘remembering our childhood’ a decadent selection of chocolate mousse, riz au lait, crème caramel and île flottante.
The interior, designed by the legendary Pierre-Yves Rochon, takes inspiration from the brasserie’s concept and pays homage to wine production. A chic and warm setting, the design draws on the green of the vine, rich earth tones and oak-barrelled wine casks. Incorporating the colours and materials of viticulture into all elements of the design, Pierre-Yves Rochon honours the theme at every turn. Specially commissioned artworks adorn the walls, further extolling the beauties of the vineyard.