I attended the press launch of the Bruno Paillard 2008 Champagne yesterday at the Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch, London. As equally impressive as the Champagnes was the food also shone requiring me to request a quick impromptu interview with Neil, the chef behind the restaurant.

I had not been before but could tell it was my type of place the moment I walked in. A cool bar, a further bar counter at the back overlooking the open plan kitchen. I often eat alone so this would be perfect for me. I am not going to write more as plan to go back and do a proper report and photoshoot as Neil was genuinely a top guy. As you will hear on the interview he also like to ride a bike so maybe a photoshoot and a ride might be on the cards…

You will be able to read my full report on the Bruno Paillard tasting and images tomorrow.