Frescobaldi Winemaker’s Dinner

I absolutely love having my wine paired for me.

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While I absolutely love wine, I admit I’m not very adventurous about straying away from my usual glass of dry white. So I was absolutely thrilled to be invited to Frescobaldi for their winemaker’s dinner – four courses paired with delicious Italian wines.

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Frescobaldi is in the heart of Mayfair, slightly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There’s something quite romantic about the restaurant – it would be a wonderful place to go for a date!

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The team at Frescobaldi went above and beyond with the gluten free substitutions to the menu for me, and I couldn’t have been happier or more grateful.

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Our first course was carpaccio di branzino con ciliege – a delicious sea bass carpaccio dish with cherries. It was paired with an Attems Pinot Grigio Ramato, which was copper-coloured – which I didn’t know Pinot Grigio could be!

The sea bass dish was absolutely divine – the tart cherries went so perfectly with the flavour of the fish.

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While the others tucked into courgette ravioli with veal ragu, I totally lucked out with my gluten free option of lobster pasta.  The pasta had a lovely texture, and the sauce was perfection – I was a very happy camper (and got a few envious glances from the other diners, too!) Served with the Attems Cicinis, a Sauvignon Blanc, it was my favourite course of the evening.

For the next course, we switched over to red – the 2012 Luce, which went beautifully with carre d’agnello con purea di piselli e patate dauphinoise – lamb rack with pea puree and dauphinoise potatoes.

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Every single course was so delicious, and all the wines were, too. While the others tucked into their semifreddo with melon, I had an amazing gluten free chocolate cake – served with the final wine of the evening, the Attems Picolit.

The courses were beautifully presented and delicious – the service was faultless, and the descriptions behind the history of the different wines fascinating. For £80 a head, I think the quality of the food, as well as the wine (I had about seven glasses that night in total!) the Frescobaldi Winemaker’s Dinner is such great value, and a wonderful way to spend an evening. I can’t wait for the next one!

Have you been to Ristorante Frescobaldi? What were your thoughts? Be sure to comment below!

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I was invited to Frescobaldi's Winemaker's Dinner for the purposes of review - all opinions fully my own.
  • I’m not a wine drinker but Ristorante Frescobaldi’s setting looks absolutely gorgeous!


  • Nayna Kanabar

    What an amazing feast , looks like all the food and drink was superb nad beautifully matched.

  • I was invited to this but couldn’t make it – looks like a lot of fun!

    • Ahh it was a shame to have missed you, but love to have seen you at the Grain Store! x

  • I love wine pairings too, this looks delicious

  • Ristorante Frescobaldi looks absolutely stunning for a fancy evening out

    Emma Inks

    • Thanks Emma! It really was, and for the amount of wine you get I definitely think it’s good value! xx

  • Total score when the gluten free option is attracting all the envious glances! Woo! x

  • This looks like such an exquisite evening! I love a good food & wine pairing too, and this one looks like it was really special (I’m a huge fan of Frescobaldi’s own-estate wines!) xx

    • Thank sso much Ayushi! It was sucha lovely evening, I really recommend it! xx

  • What a fantastic event – I am obsessed with Italian food and wine so this looks right up my street. I think I would have been jealous of your lobster pasta too 🙂 xx

    • Thank you so much! 🙂 It was such a lovely evening, and the lobster pasta was amazing! xx