With pig trotters, boudin noir, rillette and similar fare on the menu Slow Food London supper at Brawn which just got under way on July 19 as I am writing this sounds like a warm up gig to Meatopia, the NY event on July 23.
Set in the wine bar mold, Brawn was launched recently by the people who run Terroirs near Charing Cross Station.
Opened 7 days a week (closed evenings on Sundays), Brawn is 'serving cloudy reds, murky whites and loads of pig' (their own words).
If you don't eat meat, check the Plancha options:
Lemon Sole, Samphire, Lemon & Brown Butter £15
Cornish Sardines, Spiced Aubergine & Harissa £6
Dorset Clams, Chilli, Coriander & Spring Onions £8.50
The wine list offers many choices by the glass, mostly from small growers who adopted organic and natural ways.
There are quite a few Loire Valley wines, some ciders and more offbeat Liqueurs and Gouttes selection from Distillerie Artisanale, Maison Laurent Cazottes (below):
2003 Apéritif aux Noix Vertes (Green walnuts) 4.00
2007 Apéritif du Fleurs de Sureau (Elderflower) 4.40
2004 Liqueur de Coing Sauvage (Wild quince) 4.70
2006 Liqueur de Prunelle (Sloe) 6.95
2006 Liqueurs des Guignes et Guins (Cherries & wild cherries) 7.35
2006 Goutte de Poire Williams Passerillé (Williams pear) 6.00
2007 Goutte de Mauzac Rosé 6.00
2006 Goutte de Reine-‐Claude Dorée (Golden plum) 6.00
Eat honest food, drink natural for Green Day # 186
(* Prices in British Pounds...illustration from Brawn site)