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An Evening With Porte Noire

I had an exquisite night at Le Comptoir Robuchon, sipping Porte Noire champagne all night. Whoop! I'm so lucky!

Thanks, Clementine Communications and Porte Noire, for inviting me to such a generous experience. I was wined and dined at Le Comptoir Robuchon in the heart of Mayfair, which has fabulous interiors and a long table for good conversations. Le Comptoir Robuchon celebrates elegant French cuisine, which seems perfectly fitting for sipping French wine all night long!

So, who are Porte Noire?

Porte Noire was born in 2018 by co-founders David Farmer and actor Idris Elba. Idris Elba is a well-known actor and musician, best known for his roles in "The Wire," "Luther," and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." Not the usual celebrity wine, this project is all about helping others. Porte Noire means "black door" in French, and their brand's logo represents the symbolic opening of doors and leading to opportunities. Made in conjunction with Sanger, the trade name of a prestigious viticultural school in Avize, Champagne.

Their Porte Noire Restaurant and Wine Bar at King's Cross is a beautiful mix of chic and rustic, with great wine and food. It's an ideal place to enjoy with friends or family.

Out of the three wines they offer, my favorite was Champagne Porte Noire Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, made with 100% Chardonnay grapes. It was absolutely delicious – spicy vanilla, complex, and had a velvety finish. It had aromas of brioche, toast, and nut.

After all the hospitable events were over, we were greeted by their executive chef, Andrea Cofini. It's always an honor to meet the executive chef at the end of the night, an opportunity to thank him for the divine food.

If you spot their logo... Tag me! @Elizabethwinegirl


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