Last March, for our guest collaboration dinner, chef Essa Fakhry of Note, Dublin’s Bar and Bistro, joined our kitchen for one evening.
With a flair for highlighting seasonal ingredients and fostering relationships with local suppliers, as well as supporting artisanal growers, Note’s ethos has very much in common with Planque’s driving values.
After the dinner, we sat with Essa to talk about memorable bottles, Guinness and friendship.
Here is our conversation.
I always like to scan through the list first to see if there’s any special bottles I may have had before or maybe missed the opportunity to have, something that I think might interest the whole table. I rarely look at a wine list to pair with food, I’ll leave that in the capable hands of the floor staff serving, I’m more interested in the bottles we're drinking just to taste the wine.
My own taste aside, what i find most exciting in a wine is one that changes over time. It’s always fascinating to taste a wine that develops with every glass over the course of a bottle.
That Cornflakes were invented by Kellogg’s in the United States as a breakfast cereal so dull that it would discourage people from masturbating.
Anyone who's excited about sharing their favourite bottles or ones that I might find interesting.
White Burgundy, Frank Ocean, cliff side in the mediterranean
Saint marcellin, fromage de tête, crusty baguette and a tin of anchovies
Benoit Marguet ‘Shaman’ 17
At Note, the evening before we opened the doors to the public.
Interesting yet un-offensive
Every situation I think dictates its own approach. In many cases a pint of Guinness tastes better than the best pinot noir.
I find a pint of Guinness only rarely doesn’t improve the situation.
Your favourite champagne of course
Starting from this summer our opening times are changing. From Tuesday 1st August onwards, our restaurant will be open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, and for lunch on Saturday as usual.
Our last day open before the holidays is Saturday 5th August. We will be back as usual from Tuesday 15th August.