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.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

RSJ Wine Offer Autumn 2010

Bunch of Cabernet Franc in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil

A small selection of seasonal wines for drinking this autumn

                        Please feel free to mix cases!             List                  Offer
Price               Price

2009 Saumur Blanc, Domaine de Nerleux                         
Regis Neau’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. Made organically.
2009 Sauvignon, Domaine de Bablut                                                               £8.70               £7.95

Wonderful organically produced Sauvignon from our old friend Christophe Daviau. It has real elegance with a lovely concentration.

2008 Muscadet Sur Lie  ‘ Le Clos des Allees’         
                                                      £9.20               £8.50
Pierre Luneau has a great reputation as probably the leading grower in this region. His ‘Clos des Allees’ from an individual parcel of old vines has excellent ripe fruit and a lovely minerality.

2009 Chateau de la Roulerie,  Anjou Blanc, Chenin Sec                                     
£11.50             £10.65
The  new vintage of Philippe Germain’s lovely Chenin has recently arrived and has a really attractive nose, ripe fruit and is beautifully balanced. Delicious with Oriental food as well as traditional European cuisine.

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

2008 Sancerre, ‘Les Pierris’                                                                                   £12.50
The Champault brothers, Laurent & Claude, make this wonderful Sancerre which has a classic Sauvignon flavour and great character.


Cremant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux                                          £10.75             £9.95
Lovely dry fruit sparkler from Regis Neau made in the traditional method from Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay.


2009 Rosé de Loire, Domaine Ogereau                                                         £8.30               £7.50
Delicious dry fruity Rose from our old friend, Vincent Ogereau. Made from Gamay and Grolleau.


2009 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
Vincent Roussely’s Gamay has a lovely weight and concentration with very ripe fruit and a long finish.

2009 Chateau de la Roulerie, Anjou Rouge,                                               
£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 Perrière                                                         
£9.70               £8.95
Christophe Baudry & Jean-Martin Dutour’s delicious Chinon is drinking exceptionally well and has a very good balance and lovely aroma of violets.

2009 Saumur Champigny, Domaine des Roches Neuves                            £10.15
This superb Champigny made by Thierry Germain is full of ripe Cabernet fruit with a lovely concentration and flavour.

2008 Bourgueil, ‘Racines’                            ’                                              
£13.25             £12.25
Frederic Mabileau’s classic Bourgueil made from old vines is aged for 11 months in 4-year old oak barrels and has subtle flavours of sandalwood and black fruits.Beautifully balanced and delicious!

2005 Petra Alba, Domaine de Bablut                                               £13.50             £12.50
Wonderful ripe Anjou Villages from a great vintage. Grown organically on clay & limestone soil and matured for 18 months, It has rich ripe intense fruit with a lovely concentration.

33 Coin Street
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Italian Sunday lunch with Ursula Ferrigno: Sunday 7th November

Ursula revealing the secrets of making pasta

As many of you know, Ursula is soon heading off to Australia to live
but we are delighted that she will be doing an Italian Sunday lunch here at the beginning of November
[possibly her last but who knows with Ursula!]

‘Sicilian family favourites’

Crisp and flavoursome herb semolina bread rolls
served with roasted aubergine peppers

Fresh and succulent swordfish
with mint and lemon dressing

Fresh ravioli,  pine nuts, cherry tomatoes
and  a hint of chilli

Baked fennel in a parcel with lemon
and mixed leaves

Orange and cinnamon cheesecake
With bitter chocolate sauce

Sicilian cheese with honey and pear

Cookery tuition
There will be a limited number of places available in the kitchen
to learn from and to assist Ursula in the preparation
of this food [£30.00 per person ]

For reservations please contact:

RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street
Tel: 020 7928 4554

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Forthcoming events at RSJ Restaurant

 Wine Tastings with Dinner          Start 7.15pm
Monday 11th October:   
30th Anniversary Dinner £55.00

The RSJ Restaurant opened in 1980 and we are holding a special dinner to celebrate 30 years. We will be featuring a four course dinner and various vintages from three decades including  magnums of 1989 St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Cuvee Prestige’ from Jean-Paul Mabileau and 2004 Pouilly Fume ‘Pur Sang’ from the late great Didier Dagueneau. Nigel will also tell a few of the more amusing anecdotes involving life at the restaurant during this period!

Monday 15th  November:

The Magnificent  2009 Vintage     

 We will be tasting a number of wines from the much vaunted 2009 vintage Including some stunning Saumurs both red and white as well as Jean Tatin’s highly praised Quincy, some delectable Chinons
and St Nicolas de Bourgueil from Frederic Mabileau all in conjunction with a three course dinner.

Italian Sunday Lunches with Ursula Ferrigno As many of you will know, Ursula will soon be departing to live in Australia. She is hoping to finalise a date or two before her departure but a few last minute complications have meant that we are awaiting her confirmation on these. We will keep you informed as soon as we have these dates confirmed.

For event reservations please contact:      Tel: 020 7928 4554
RSJ Restaurant   33 Coin Street    London    SE1 9NR

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Layon stars@RSJ 6th September

Eurostar arrives on time for strike threatened party

The stars from the Layon – Martie-Annick and Yves Guegniard, Catherine and Vincent Ogereau and Joëlle and Claude Papin – arrived in London early yesterday afternoon for a brief 24-hour visit for a couple of tastings at the RSJ. Unfortunately the six are threatened with transport strikes on both sides of the Channel. Starting yesterday evening there is a 24-hour London tube strike and when they get back to Paris later today they could hit the start of a French rail strike. 

The event was completely sold out with a considerable waiting list. As there were so many wines to try we held a walk round tasting down below in the brasserie section and then the dinner upstairs. The evening was a great success – we even managed to keep roughly to time! 

Here are some photos from the tasting last night:

Claude Papin
Catherine Ogereau
Joëlle Papin
Marie-Annick and Yves Guegniard
Vincent Ogereau


Saturday, September 4, 2010

The three stars of the Layon: tasting 6th September

Yves Guegniard testing his 2010 Chenin Blanc@Domaine de la Bergerie  

This much anticipated dinner featuring three stars from the Layon – Claude Papin (Château Pierre-Bise, Beaulieu-sur-Layon),   Vincent Ogereau (Saint-Lambert-du-Lattayand Yves Guegniard (Domaine de la Bergerie, Champs-sur-Layon)– is completely sold out.

The following wines will be served during the dinner:

2009 Rose de Loire, Vincent Ogereau

2008 Les Pierres Girard,  Yves Guegniard
2009 Savennières, Clos de Coulaine, Claude Papin

2008 Anjou Rouge, Vincent Ogereau
2009 Anjou Rouge, Yves Guegniard

2007 La Soucherie, Coteaux du Layon, Claude Papin
2007 Chaume, Coteaux du Layon, Yves Guegniard

Wines at the pre-dinner tasting:
Vincent Ogereau:

2009 Anjou Blanc
2008 Savennières Beaupreau
2008 Anjou Villages
2008 Anjou Villages, Côte de la Houssaye

Claude Papin:

2008 Le Haut de la Garde, Anjou Blanc
2008 Savennières Roches aux Moines
2008 Le Grand Beaupreau, Savennières
2008 Anjou Villages Schistes

Yves Guegniard:

2007 Savennières La Croix Picot
2007 Le Grand Beaupreau, Savennières
2007 Anjou Villages Evanessence