Herne Hill Farmers Market, two plump partridges and some delicious Pinot Noir!

I was in trouble yesterday morning. Apparently I’d got a little ‘carried away’ on Saturday night and Mr F was not happy. As punishment I was turfed out the house to buy breakfast (I HATE having to leave the house to buy breakfast) only to find that Mr F had broken my bicycle the week before and had slyly been trying to fix it before I’d noticed. The fact that he’d been caught out went quite a long way to putting me back in the good books but it did mean having to walk to the shops. So off I went grumble grumble…

The up side to this long-winded tale is that I’d forgotten Sundays are Farmers Market days in Herne Hill as of a few months ago. And it’s brilliant! They have all sorts of things from a fishmonger (selling some truly incredible looking sea bass), cakes, antiques and various butchers. The particular butcher I was seduced by probably had something to do with the fact that he had a pile (see pile below) of partridges sitting on the side of his stall. So that’s my dinner sorted. When someone’s selling partridge for £2.99 each in London that’s me sold, and for an absolute steal I thought.

“But what to drink with these delicious partridges?” you cry! Well one of the best things about game birds is you can choose what your’e in the mood for as they comfortably go with either red or white wine. If I had been in the mood for white wine I would have gone for Chardonnay. “Anything but Chardonnay” you cry!! Well we’ll deal with that another day. But something delicious from Burgundy would have done brilliantly; something buttery with a hint of oak.  Continue reading…