Saturday Kitchen 7.6

(by susie)

Summer in a dish by Tom Kitchin

Summer in a dish by Tom Kitchin

How to send a wine lover into a flat spin? Ask them to choose just two bottles from the 75,000-odd on pour at the London Wine Fair in Olympia…

But it was great fun to film there on the hunt to match two delicious recipes by Tom Kitchin and Bobby Chin.

Wine for Tom Kitchin’s summer tomato salad with tomato consommé and tapenade

  • Errázuriz Estate Sauvignon Blanc (from £6.99, widely available inc Waitrose)

Susie’s comments: summer in a bowl! Rosé springs to mind but nothing works quite like Sauvignon Blanc (and we know – we taste tested lots of bottles…) Those zingy flavours of tomatoes, peas, basil and fennel just tie in brilliantly with this most summery of grape varieties. And this one’s great value.

Wine for lemongrass chicken by Bobby Chinn

  • Black Cottage Pinot Gris (from £9.98, Majestic)

Susie’s comments: we need a bit of richness and succulence in our wine to match the sweetness of Bobby’s fish caramel sauce. Off-dry Riesling from Chile or New Zealand works well but so too does a succulent Pinot Gris from New Zealand. This is a great value option, really versatile – and its winemaker Peter Lorimer, who I chatted too at the fair, is very nice too!

BBC1 Saturday KitchenRecipes, links and details 

Tom from The Wanted was this week’s studio guest and his heaven and hell dishes, cooked by James Martin, together with my wine matches, were as follows:

Gravadlax with dill and mustard mayonnaise and lettuce – Finest Denman Hunter Valley Semillon 2012 (£7.99, Tesco)

Raspberry slice with raspberry sauce – Carnival Sparkling Moscato (£6.74, M&S)

Thanks to James, Bobby, Tom and Tom. Kudos to the fabulous team at Cactus TV. Thanks to Olly, Susy, Jane, Hatch Mansfield, Copestick Murray, Waitrose, Majestic, M&S, Tesco, Hattingley Valley, Mentzendorff, the London Wine Fair team and everyone who helped make our filming such fun and so efficient. Recipes are available via the BBC Food site and clips are as below. And thanks to you for popping in here!