Noble Rot (London)


#1

One of my favorites. Great, simple food; friendly service; great wine; relaxed atmosphere.

Slip sole with smoked butter and paprika

Ray wing with samphire (like sea asparagus) and new potatoes

Drank a very nice 2013 Domaine Ramonet Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Morgeot and some Didier Dagueneau Jardins de Babylone.


Hold the drugs, but give me extra Gevrey and then some

Lovely place that I wish I could visit more often. I haven’t found a wine bar restaurant quite like this in California.


#2

Yum. The usual name for samphire in California is sea beans.


#3

Yes, I’ve seen it advertised in California as sea beans, sea asparagus, or even just salicornia.

I love waterside / coastal succulents like sea beans, ice plant, sea aster etc. They’re a perfectly natural pairing with a good whitefish, and ice plant has a very nice, delicate texture. Next time I see sea beans at Far West Funghi, I’m going to make a sea bean salad with sungold tomatoes, okra, and ramp vinegar, alongside some halibut with brown butter, king trumpets, and a nice glass of Chassagne or Meursault.


#4

Berkeley Bowl often if not always has sea beans.


#5

Thanks for the report! It’s been on my list for when I’m able to make it back. Looks great.