Food served in a wine shop? That does sound like a perfect Friday night so when we were invited to come along to one of No8 Wine shop’s Friday night food events we did not hesitate to say yes. We chose a Friday when the Real Cure were providing the food as we had been waiting for an opportunity to try their produce. We arrived just after 6pm and there were few people there but it soon got much busier.
We chose wine to drink from the shop before checking the food that was on offer. Wine list had few options to choose by glass and the whole selection (of the shop) to choose from if we had wanted a whole bottle. The Real Cure were based just outside the shop where there were some tables to sit down and enjoy the evening.
I chose the venison bacon burger and husband went for the spicy Moroccan burger option. We both also tried food from the selection platter that was available. The Real Cure produce all their own products and are a local company. They have been trading since last year – we first met them at Gillingham & Shaftesbury show this year but then did not stop to have any of their food (should have done as their food is fabulous!).
We both enjoyed the burgers we had chosen. I must say I had never before had venison bacon before! It certainly was something different but very tasty. We both liked the salamis and bought one garlic salami to bring home too.
The picture does not do any justice to my venison bacon burger, it tastes much better than I managed to get the picture to look. It was served with lovely homemade yogurt sauce that complimented the burger and bacon.
As it got busier we listened to Daniel, the No8 Wine manager, chat to customers about wines in the shop. He certainly knows his wines and would be able to recommend anyone any wines they may require. The shop is lovely inside and there’s even a (gas) fire to keep warm in the colder months. Their food events started last year and in the summer have been attracting quite few people. They will continue with Friday food events until mid October so keep an eye on their Facebook page and do pop along for a different Friday night!
No 8 Wine Company
The Old Calf House
t. 01258 830 122
The Real Cure
|Invited by PR company?||No|
|Guest of chef/restaurant/owner?||No|
|Restaurant/outlet knew ahead we were bloggers?||yes|
|Was the meal complimentary from the restaurant?||No|
|Any complimentary items provided by restaurant/outlet?||yes|