Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fay Maschler reviews Blandford Comptoir: Grape escape in Marylebone

Xavier Rousset is a name to be conjured with in vinous circles. In 2002, while working for Hotel du Vin, he won Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year and became the youngest Master Sommelier in the World. Perhaps now some cheeky whippersnapper has wrested that title away but Rousset ? having reigned as head sommelier […]

Xavier’s interview with The Metro’s Eat & Drink

Your restaurant opens on June 1. Are you nervous? Obviously yes, a bit, as I should be. It is always a rush at the last minute and stressful to make sure we deliver to the level we should. What’s your favourite dish on the menu? Carpaccio of Fassone beef fillet with 36-month-old Parmigiano Reggiano. Read […]

Blandford Comptoir: All the Wine

When you?re awarded the Ruinart UK Sommelier of the Year award and become the youngest Master Sommelier in the world then it?s safe to say that you know a thing or two about wine. Well that happened to Xavier Rousset, you might recognise his name as he set up wine bar 28-50 and now he […]

Blandford Comptoir, London

From wine expert, Master Sommelier and former Sommelier of the Year Xavier Rousset comes this much-awaited new project. Unsurprisingly for Rousset, whose background includes the highly-acclaimed 28-50 and Texture, the new site will offer a range of 250 wines, plus 50 Champagnes and home-brewed cocktails, alongside a 40-cover Mediterranean-Italian-influenced restaurant.  1 Blandford Street, London, W1U […]