The stuffing recipe, and using a guinea fowl, came from a suggested food pairing sheet in a hamper from Petit Comptoir Francais. This is a subscription based service that dispatches a bottle or two of wine, various high quality nibbles that form the basis of a meal, a booklet detailing the region and producer and so on. The wine in my Bordeaux pack (I’m unsure which subscription level this pack falls into, there are five in all) was a stonkingly good bottle of 2010 Bordeaux red – specifically a Picque Caillou La Reserve Pessac-Leognan. The vintage was a particularly good one for Bordeaux.
A terrine, a very firm and meaty, Vigneronne aux Vendages Tardives (wine-grower’s terrine made with late harvest grapes) was the starter, the guinea fowl the suggested main and a little jar of ‘canelés bordelais’ the dessert.
“How can a Pessac-Léognan wine be described? A deep, intense crimson colour; subtle aromas, with notes of crushed juniper berries, ripe fruit, canilla, smoke, well roasted almonds;robust and full-bodied with balanced and concentrated tannins. When mature, a fine bouquet combining the fragrances of games, wood, prunes, even truffles.”
Discover a new gourmet box from Petit Comptoir Français, a start-up company founded about a year ago
The concept we offer consists of a set of 5 boxes, containing a bottle of French wine and delicacies from a specific region in France. These boxes, filled with the finest gastronomic products France has to offer, are available as a one-time purchase or as a subscription in France and Europe. The selection varies every month and is an excellent gift option, unless you would rather indulge in the delicacies yourself.
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