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, January 27, 2012

Ursula Ferrigno Italian Sunday Lunches at RSJ: Spring 2012 programme

Ursula Ferrigno

Our Spring schedule of lunches with the passionate Italian cook, prolific food writer and personality, Ursula Ferrigno commences with the following dates at the RSJ Restaurant. Starting at 1.00pm these events will include a glass of wine on arrival.                                                                     

Sunday 11th March ‘ Puglia ’  £30.00
Cavollo nero & white bean soup with aromatic oil of the region served with crisp homemade semolina rolls

Soffiante light pancackes that are distinctive of this beautiful region, encasing wild mushrooms with herbs & ricotta

Seafood al a cartoccio – a mixture of clams, prawns with lemon &parsley, squid & mussels baked in a bag

Chargrilled radicchio & endive with a fruity dressing

Orange & almond torta with cinnamon syrup

Seasonal cheeses

Sunday 29th April ‘ Bountiful Basilicata ’  £30.00
Mixed crostini with roasted vegetables & caramelised red onion with young pecorino

Fennel ravioli with saffron sauce – made with Italian eggs

Marinated swordfish with caper &mint sauce – this meaty fish is stunning when grilled!

Young spinach and potato salad with a balsamic reduction

Chocolate mousse torta served with nutty meringues

Seasonal & specially selected cheese from this distinctive region – we often serve the cheese with fruit & honey if appropriate

We have a few places –strictly limited – for anyone who wishes to assist Ursula during the morning, making bread, pasta soup and sauces associated with these lunches.* This cookery tuition will cost each person an additional £30.00.
RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street,
London   SE1 9NR
Tel : 020-7928 4554                        

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Monday 30th January: Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil: wines for the tasting

2011 harvest@La Butte (Jacky Blot) grapes arriving at the sorting table 

Wines to be tasted on Monday evening:


Crémant de Loire, Domaine de Nerleux

Then to taste:

2010 Chenin des Rouilleres, Frédéric Mabileau, Anjou

2010  'Les Rouilleres', St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Frédéric Mabileau

2008  'La Coudraye', Bourgueil, Yannick Amirault

Starter [to be advised] with:

2009 'La Mine, St Nicolas de Bourgueil , Yannick Amirault

2010 'La Pied de la Butte', Bourgueil, Jacky Blot

Then to taste:

2009 Eclipse, Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Frédéric Mabileau

1989  'Les Perrieres', Bourgueil,  Pierre Breton

Main Course with:

2008 'Le Grand Clos', Bourgueil, Yannick Amirault

October 2011: Frédéric Mabileau in his winery with a very young 2011 wine 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bourgueil and Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil: tasting and dinner – Monday 30th January

Bunch of grapes on roundabout: Bourgueil

Early 2012 at RSJ Restaurant

We kick off our 2012 tasting dinners' programme with a look at the twin appellations of Bourgueil and Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil.

This will be an opportunity to taste some really interesting wines from this attractive region of the Loire, including wines from stellar vignerons, Yannick Amirault, Pierre Breton and Frédéric Mabileau who are lifting the winemaking in the region to new heights. Amongst the wines to be tasted will be the 1989 Bourgueil  ‘Les Perrières’  from Pierre Breton as well as other good vintages from the past 20 years.  

Wine tasting with three-course dinner starts 7.15pm. £48.65 per person.

 For reservations please contact Tom King:
 Tel: 020-7928 4554

RSJ Restaurant
33 Coin Street
A bottle fountain in the centre of Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil