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.

Friday, April 30, 2010

RSJ Wine Offer May 2010

Dry white:                       
Please feel free to mix cases!                        

Original price reduced price

2009 Saumur Blanc, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers                                 £8.15               £7.50
Dominique Tessier’s delicious dry Chenin Blanc has loads
of ripe fruit and a very nice concentration and balance.

2009  Touraine Sauvignon, Domaine du Clos Roussely                             £8.50               £7.85
We started shipping Vincent Roussely’s wines last year and they
have proved extremely popular. His Sauvignon is crisp, fresh and has
a lovely ripeness and balance.

2009 Sauvignon, Domaine du Bablut                                                          £8.70               £7.95
Wonderful organically produced Sauvignon from our old friend
Christophe Daviau. It has a lovely elegance yet with a nice concentration.

2008 Muscadet Sur Lie Le Clos des Allées                                                   £9.20               £8.50
The much vaunted Pierre Luneau makes superb Muscadets and
his ‘Clos des Allées’ from an individual parcel of vines has excellent
ripe fruit and a lovely minerality.

2008 Le Petit Princé Chenin Blanc Domaine de Bablut                              £11.50             £10.65
A new wine to us, this lovely dry organically produced Chenin Blanc
 is bottled on the lees and has a lovely attractive nose, ripe fruit and is
 beautifully balanced. Made organically by Christophe Daviau of Domaine de Bablut

2008 Quincy, Domaine des Ballandors                                                        £11.95             £10.95
The multi award winning husband and wife, Jean Tatin & Chantal Wilk
have again made a delicious Sauvignon in this ever more fashionable area
near Sancerre with wonderful fruit and a great concentration and balance.

2008 Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’                                                                           £12.50             £11.55
The Champault brothers wonderful Sancerre goes from strength
 to strength each year and this has a classical Sauvignon flavour
 and great character.


A pair of lovely dry fruity sparklers from Regis Neau made in the traditional method:

Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux                                                      £10.75             £9.95  
Crémant de Loire Rose, Domaine de Nerleux                                               £10.75             £9.95


2009 Chinon Rose ‘Marie- Justine’                                                              £9.30               £8.65
Elegant dry fruity Rose from Christophe Baudry & Jean-Martin Dutour

2009 Rose de Loire ‘Osez’  Frederic Mabileau                                            £9.70               £8.95
Delicious dry fruity rose with nice weight and concentration from
Frederic Mabileau – lovely expression of the Cabernet Franc.


2008 Saumur Rouge, Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers                                £8.15               £7.50
Dominique Tessier’s Cabernet Franc has lovely ripe
mouthwatering fruit with a good weight and fresh finish.

2008 Touraine Gamay, Domaine du Clos Roussely                                     £8.50               £7.85
Vincent Roussely’s Gamay has a lovely weight and concentration
with very ripe fruit and a long finish.

2008 Chateau de la Roulerie, Cabernet Franc                                            £9.35               £8.65
Philippe Germain’s latest Anjou Rouge has superb fruit
and an excellent balance. Drinking really well!

2008 Chinon, Domaine de la Perriere                                                          £9.70               £8.95
Christophe Baudry & Jean-Martin Dutour’s delicious
Chinon is perfect for summer drinking
with a very good balance and lovely aroma of violets.

2008 Saumur Champigny, Domaine de Nerleux                                         £9.70               £8.95
This lovely Champigny made by our good friend Regis Neau
is full of ripe Cabernet fruit with a lovely concentration and flavour.

2008 St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Les Rouillères                                             £10.30             £9.55
Frederic Mabileau’s classic St Nicolas is ripe, fruity and
hugely appealing – year after year this great wine maker makes
superb wine.

2008 Sancerre Rouge, ‘Les Pierris’                                                              £12.60             £11.95
Excellent ripe Pinot Noir from the Champault brothers – the
reds from Sancerre are becoming increasingly fashionable.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nigel@The 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards

Judging is a serious business!

For those of you wondering why Nigel wasn't in the restaurant at lunchtime today, the answer is that he was acroos at The Worx in Parsons Green for the first day of judging the Loire entries for the 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Forthcoming event: Ursula lunches and wine tasting events

Events at RSJ Restaurant

Ursula Ferrigno
Italian Sunday Lunches with Ursula Ferrigno     Start 1.00pm

Sunday 25th April       ‘The magic island of Sardinia’                    £30.00
A Sardinian culinary experience.

Sunday 23rd May        Rome ‘ La Dolce Vita’                                   £30.00
The wonderful food from this historic region – details soon to be posted on website

There are still some places for this Sunday's Ursula lunch. The opportunities to enjoy Ursula's lunches may well be limited as she is planning to move to Australia probably sometime in the autumn, so enjoy Ursula's infectious enthusiasm while you can!

We have a few places[strictly limited] for anyone who wishes to assist Urula during the morning, making bread, pasta,soup and sauces associated with these lunches. This will cost an additional £30 for this cookery tuition.

Frédéric Mabileau

Wine Tastings with Dinner [3 courses]            Start 7.15pmTuesday 11th May: Frederic Mabileau & Vincent Roussely                     £45.00

Frederic and Vincent have agreed to team up to present their wines at RSJ in May. Frederic [St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Bourgueil, Saumur and Anjou] is an old friend of ours, having attended the 10th anniversary of the restaurant when he was a very young man. He has been making outstanding wines in his own right for the past 15 years. Vincent is a new  and very successful addition addition to the RSJ list – his Touraine wines went on last year and immediately proved very popular.

Vincent Roussely

Château de la Roulerie
Tuesday 22nd June: Philippe Germain – Château de la Roulerie          £45.00

 Philippe Germain, the hugely entertaining and dynamic owner of the magnificent Château de la Roulerie in Anjou will be presenting his delicious Chenin Blancs [both dry and sweet] as well as his lovely ripe Cabernet Francs and Rose. Philippe is very amusing and speaks excellent English and this promises to be a another superb evening.

To reserve your place please contact on Tom King on 020-7928 4554 or     
33 Coin Street    London    SE1 9NR

Friday, April 16, 2010

April 2010 menus

The new menus including the party menus are now on the main RSJ site.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

13th April: Yannick Amirault and Jean-Pierre Chevallier

Jean-Pierre Chevallier and Yannick Amirault

We had a wonderful evening with Yannick Amirault (Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil) and Jean-Pierre Chevallier (Château de Villeneuve – Saumur and Saumur-Champigny) presenting their wines.  

Wines tasted (before dinner)

Jean-Pierre Chevallier (Château de Villeneuve)
2001 Les Cormiers, Saumur Blanc
2007 Saumur Champigny 
2005 Le Grand Clos, Saumur-Champigny
1999 Le Grand Clos, Saumur-Champigny  

Yannick Amirault
2008 Coudraye, Bourgueil
2007Le Grand Clos, Bourgueil
2003 La Petite Cave, Bourgueil
2002 La Petite Cave, Bourgueil

2008 Saumur Blanc, Château de Villeneuve

2007 La Mine, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourguei, Yannick Amirault
2000 Saumur-Champigny, Château de Villeneuve
2006 Vieilles Vignes Saumur Champigny, Château de Villeneuve
2006 Les Quartiers, Bourgueil, Yannick Amirault

 Yannick Amirault

Dinner menu
Pan roasted scallops with wild mushroom risotto

Roast rib-eye of beef, spring vegetables, Jersey royals, red wine jus

Dessert: strawberry buttermilk pudding

Friday, April 9, 2010

News flash: Philippe Germain 22nd June

We have just had confirmation that the dynamic Philippe Germain of Château de la Roulerie in Anjou will be giving a tasting and dinner at the RSJ on Tuesday 22nd June. 

We are delighted that Philippe is able to join the RSJ programme of wine producer dinners to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Further details will be posted soon. 

 Château de la Roulerie, Saint-Aubin-sur-Luigné

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Yannick Amirault and Jean-Pierre Chevallier 13th April

These are the wines that will be at the tasting and dinner on Tuesday 13th April:

Pre-dinner tasting 
Jean-Pierre Chevallier (Château de Villeneuve)
2005 Les Cormiers, Saumur Blanc
2008 Saumur Champigny 
2005 Le Grand Clos,
1999 Le Grand Clos,

Yannick Amirault (to be confirmed)
2007 Grand Clos, Bourgueil
2007 Coudraye, Bourgueil
2006 Malgagnes, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil
2006 La Mine, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil 

2008 Saumur Blanc
2007 Saumur Champigny                                                    
2006 Vieilles Vignes Saumur Champigny                                
2007 La Mine, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil  
2006 Les Quartiers, Bourgueil  

Dinner menu
Pan roasted scallops with wild mushroom risotto

Roast rib-eye of beef, spring vegetables, Jersey royals, red wine jus

Pudding - George to decide on Monday!
Jean-Pierre and Yannick are two of the Loire's best producers. This promises to be a great evening.  I saw Jean-Pierre yesterday and he is certainly looking forward to the tasting and dinner. There are still a few places available, please contact Tom King or Nigel Wilkinson on 020-7928 4554.