Last November Meedu Saad, head chef and co-owner of restaurant Kiln in Soho joined our chef Sebastian Myers for a collaborative menu weaving together the cuisines of Thailand and France.
After the event, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to learn more about the wines Meedu enjoys drinking when he’s not busy in the kitchen.
Here is the full interview.
Depending who I’m sat with I’m passing to someone with the best knowledge of wine but I will scan the regions and see if there is something I know more so nowadays I’ve become a little more comfortable with my taste.
I drink what I like and for me that is good, something made well with identity, something I wish I remembered the name of.
I think my wife told me she was expecting our son over lunch? That was exciting!
I enjoy drinking wine with wine makers they have such passion for what they do but it’s unpretentious and a true labour of love, also with my team during briefing, chefs have very different palettes and will identify flavours in a totally different way which is refreshing.
Chilled white wine, a sunny day and Sofiane Pamart playing would be nice.
Raw shellfish and good olive oil
Michael Wignall at The Latimer, it was paired with a dish of charcoal mayonnaise, langoustine, fresh peas and Lardo and it has stuck with me ever since, that wine and food can create such a special moment.
Identity and process is something I respect both in wine and in people.
I appreciate drinking for the moment, having a cheap cold beer on the roadside after eating spicy fried chicken off a car bonnet is as special as champagne at the Ritz, or dinking wine between the vines of your favourite producer.
I always try to appreciate a moment and remember a good feeling, it’s the only thing that has real value when all is said and done.
Peggy et Jean-Pascal Buronfosse, 'Les Belemnites' 2018
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.