RSJ's 30th anniversary: 1980-2010

2010 was a very special year for us as the RSJ Restaurant celebrated its 30th year. We held a number of special events through the year to mark our 30th birthday.

36th Year: 1980-2016

Another milestone with events happening during our 36th anniversary year.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Late summer news round up

2010 Good Food Guide
We are delighted that the RSJ is once again in the annual Good Food Guide for the 29th consecutive time!

Chefs' weekly tips
Starting next week RSJ News will feature dishes of the week recommendations from our chefs. The plan is to kick off with a starter, main course and dessert. The emphasis will be on ingredients that are in season or what is particularly good in the market at the moment. We'll also be suggesting wines to go with these dishes. Normally we will be posting on Tuesday but due to the Bank Holiday the first edition of chefs' tips will be posted on Wednesday 2nd September.

Christmas party menus
Although it seems daft on the late summer bank holiday our Christmas menus are now up on the RSJ website. Actually Christmas Day is now less than four months away! The menus will be available from 1st December. Click here for details. Our all year party menus can be found here.

Claude Champault drawing a sample of red Sancerre from a barrel

2008 Les Perris, Sancerre, Roger Champault et fils
The new vintage of Les Perris from the Champault family has just arrived. Nigel and I tasted it in the restaurant last night and were decidedly impressed. The 2008 is refreshingly citric, with a touch of grassy and gooseberry aromas, some weight and with attractively crisp mineral acidity in the finish. Shouldn''t be served too chilled.

October 2008: Entrance to the Champault winery during the 2008 harvest – tractor has arrived with new load of grapes

Les Perris comes from vines planted on clay and limestone around the small village of Champtin, where the Champaults have their chai. Roger has now largely retired and it is his two sons – Claude and Laurent – who are now in charge. Laurent is responsible for the vineyards, while Claude looks after the vinification and the commercial side.

£25.95 on the restaurant list; currently available on the retail list at the special price of £10.65 a bottle.

The little village of Champtin surrounded by vines

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