Sometimes the most simple things are the best. It’s all about ingredients – if you make sure they are fresh, ripe and seasonal then you can’t go wrong. This summery salad is a perfect example. I just took some ripe peaches, roquette from the garden, some balls of fresh buffalo mozarella and some speck. Over the top I sprinkled some mint and then drizzled over the best olive oil I have to hand (I keep a really tip-top one in the cupboard when the ingredients need to sing). A tiny amount of very good balsamic, a few flakes of fleur de sel and there you have it. A delightful summer salad of sweet, salty, creamy, peppery ingredients. Perfect for a hot day and lovely served with a glass of chilled rosé from the Loire. Our favourite rosé is made by Jerome Billard of Domaine de la Noblaie in Ligré just outside Chinon.
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The whole day was fabulous … had a great time and came away much better informed about the region and its wines.
The wine tasting day was one of the highlights of our entire trip … you really went out of your way to make our stay perfect.