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Celebrate Bastille Day at La Poule au Pot with an alfresco white dinner with Whispering Angel

Despite Brexit and all the change which that brought, we are happy that the French and English still share an Entente Cordiale - thankfully some things don't change. Speaking of which this was never truer than the reliability and fabulous French cuisine on offer at La Poule au Pot. For over 30 years this French institution has served classic French dishes to the residents of Belgravia and beyond. To commemorate the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, the restaurant has partnered up with Whispering Angel wine to treat its guests to something special this year. Guests who dine at the restaurant from 6pm onwards on Thursday, 14 July and wear a white outfit will be offered a complimentary glass of Whispering Angel rosé wine with their dinner.

The first dîner en blanc (white dinner) allegedly dates back to 1988 in Paris when officer François Pasquier returned from a long trip in Polynesia. He invited a group of his friends to join him for a picnic in the Bois de Boulogne and asked them to wear white so that they could recognize one another. Since then, white dinners are regularly organised in prestigious locations during the summer in France (and now also around the world).

La Poule au Pot, which has been a Belgravia institution for as long as anyone cares to remember, is pleased to host its very first white dinner. Guests will be able to enjoy their celebratory meal either indoors – among the restaurants alluring interior with its intimate nooks and festoons of dried flowers and bric-à-brac which has changed very little since the 60s and offers an authentic re-creation of “paysan” France – or outdoors on its extensive terrace which makes the restaurant one of the most desirable alfresco destinations in the capital.

With rosé wine being so emblematic of French summers, La Poule au Pot felt it was only natural to partner up with today’s worldwide reference for Provence rosé, Whispering Angel, for the occasion. The latter is made at the Chateau d’Esclans, a magical property situated in the heart of Provence, northeast of St. Tropez. Made from Grenache, Cinsault and Rolle (Vermentino), its pale color is pleasing to the eye and draws one in. The rewarding taste profile is full and lush while being bone dry with a smooth finish. A blend of the best free run juices and press juices, fermented and aged in stainless steel with temperature control.

This rosé pairs particularly well with La Poule au Pot’s classic French menu which features excellent ingredients, generous portions and fine cooking, presented with exuberant panache. Diners will be able to order from the table d’hôte menu, which includes dishes like the escargots, salmon terrine, ratatouille, l’entrecôte de boeuf and the tarte tatin – as to celebrate Bastille Day the French way, with good food and good wine!


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