Franco’s: It might as well be Spring

One sure sign of Spring, aside from lilacs and fuschias out in the garden and crocuses in the park, is the annual rollout of the Rosé wine list at Franco’s restaurant on Jermyn Street. It begins on April 24, with 40 Rosés listed, many by the glass and all first-rate, and runs until September. As the supply of wines runs out, others are added, so this is a proper, very pleasant showcase for the top tier of pink wines of the world (which includes places like Luxemburg, Switzerland, Spain, and parts of France other than Provence). The stylish, modern-Italian food makes a good match, too. Franco’s, 61 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6LX. Tel: +44 (0)20 7499 2211;


One Of The Bunch said...

Hi Brian,

We just returned home last night from a lovely trip to Ireland.

Highly Recommended:

Molly Darcy's pub, Killarney

Out of the Blue restaurant, Dingle

O'Donnell's pub, Cloghane

Heron's Cove Restaurant, Goleen

(full disclosure: my great grandmother was born in Goleen in 1862)

Lemon Cafe, Dublin

Porterhouse pub, Dublin

The Temple Bar pub, Dublin

Writers Tear whiskey

To the vintage year,


Brian St. Pierre said...

My great-grandfather was born somewhere in Sligo--don't think anyone goes there to eat. . . sounds like you did well, people forget there's plenty of good wine in Ireland, and some damn good young cooks. Cheers!

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