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.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

10th anniversary dinner menu

Yesterday I came across my copy of the menu of the 10th anniversary dinner held back in 1990. As we are now celebrating the 30th anniversary it seemed appropriate to post it. My guess is that most the wines are still very drinkable, especially the whites and the 1947 Cabernet d'Anjou. I'm less sure about the two reds.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Philippe Germain@RSJ on 22nd June

Philippe in the chai of Château de la Roulerie

Wine tasting and dinner
Tuesday 22nd June

Philippe Germain – Château de la Roulerie


Philippe Germain, the hugely entertaining and dynamic owner of the magnificent Ch. de la Roulerie in Anjou
will be presenting his delicious Chenin Blancs [both dry and sweet] as well as his lovely ripe Cabernet Francs.
Philippe bought this property a few years ago and has taken the wines to new levels with his energy and
investment. He is very amusing and speaks excellent English and this promises to be another superb evening.

For bookings please contact:

Tom King
RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street

Monday, May 17, 2010

Italian Lunch – Sunday 23rd May

Rome ‘La Dolce Vita’

There are places still available for this event hosted by
Ursula Ferrigno.

Please let us know by 5.00 pm today [Monday 17th May]
if you would like to attend.

To book – please contact:

Tom King
RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street

Tel: 020 7928 4554


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Frédéric Mabileau and Vincent Roussely@RSJ Restaurant 11th May 2010

L-R: Fréderic Mabileau, Nigel Wilkinson (RSJ), Natalie Mabileau and Vincent Roussely

Frédéric Mabileau

Natalie Mabileau

Vincent Roussely

The third in the series of producer tastings to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the RSJ Restaurant in London's Waterloo. Last night it was a double bill Frédéric and Natalie Mabileau (Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Bourgueil, Anjou and Saumur) and with Vincent Roussely (Clos Roussely, AC Touraine).

It was another excellent evening with all of the wines showing well   

1) 2009 Rose ‘Osez’ Rosé de Loire Frédéric Mabileau      £8.95

100% Cabernet Franc.


Tasted on their own 
2] 2008 Sauvignon, ‘L’Esprit du Clos’, Vincent Roussely       £9.85
Old vines, barrel fermented.

3] 2002 Sauvignon, ‘L’Esprit du Clos’, Vincent Roussely        N/A
Old vines, barrel fermented. 
4] 2007 Chenin Blanc,  Saumur, Frédéric Mabileau       £17.45
Grapes come from Le Puy Notre Dame, handpicked two passges through vines. Fermented in 600 litre barrels. 2007 was the first year made exactly 60 years after Frédéric's grandfather made the domaine's last white from Chenin Blanc planted in Saint-Nicolas. 

Cured salmon with a crab and watercress salad

Served with first course 
5] 2009 Sauvignon ‘Le Clos’, Touraine, Vincent Roussely       £8.50
From younger vines, desigend to be a young and fresh wine.

6] 2009 Chenin des Rouillères, Anjou, Frédéric Mabileau      £9.95           
First vintage from Chenin planted four years on sand and gravel just to the west of Saint-Nicolas.

Tasted on their own 
7] 2008 Touraine Gamay, ‘Canaille’, Touraine, Vincent Roussely     £8.50
Canaille translates as outlaw, or rebel – someone standing apart. This Gamay has more weight and chaarcter than many Touraine Gamays.

8] 2000/2005 ‘Anthologie’, Touraine   Vincent Roussely   N/A
2000 was Vincent's first vintage back in Touraine after having made wine in Australia, South Africa and California. The 2000 included a little Gamay in with the normal blend of Cabernet (the majority) and Côt.

9] 2008 Bourgueil  ‘Racines’   Frédéric Mabileau    £13.25  
Frédéric has one hectare in Bourgueil planted on clay and gravel. 100% Cabernet Franc as are all his Saint-Nicolas wines.                    

10] 2008 St Nicolas de Bourgueil  ‘Eclipse’   Frédéric Mabileau    £18.20
Fred's most structured and ageworthy wine. Comes from old vines planted on the clay and limestone coteaux. Should last a good 10-15 years.                       

Roast English saddle of lamb
Minted Jersey royals, carrots, mange tout, purple sprouting broccoli,
lamb jus

Served with main course 
11] 2007 ‘Anthologie’ Touraine, Vincent Roussely,  £9.85
Good effort from a difficult year for reds.

12] 2008 St Nicolas de Bourgueil, ‘Les Rouillères,
Frédéric Mabileau   £10.30                                     Fine balance of fruit and freshness.                       

Chocolate and hazelnut torte
with raspberry ice cream