This month we speak to London based chef Ed Wilson, a good friend of Planque and like minded drinker. Ed’s discerning taste transpires from the genuine and thoughtful food served at Hackney’s beloved restaurant Brawn. But his interests don’t end there. From design to music, via hospitality and wine, Ed seems to move effortlessly between disciplines. Through the years he has built a community of creatives, while bringing attention to lesser known wine regions and producers way before anyone else in London.
Explore! I love looking for hidden gems.
Some wines have that innate energy that make you feel good from the inside out.
That your restaurant was every Michelin inspectors favourite place to eat that year (Terroirs, 2009)
My perfect combination culminated a few years ago over conversations with my good friend Gilles Peterson the DJ and broadcaster. We wanted to create a festival where food, wine and music had an equal footing combined with an incredible setting. In 2017, we launched Ricci, a weekend long festival in Catania, Sicily. Think cooking from the markets of Catania, the best winemakers on the island and a curated list of musicians and artists playing in the foothills of Mount Etna in the late summer sun. This year will be our 4th edition!
Lots of spaghetti ai Ricci di mare
1976 Jerome Lenoir Chinon. My birth year wine and it defied its age. It was so youthful and brimming with life.
Always be open minded (except when oak is involved!)
Yes, all aspects!
2012 Lulu from Patrick Bouju
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.