Its a busy Friday afternoon on Hinckley Road in Leicester’s West End, but I am being most sensible by detracting myself from the hustle and bustle by sipping enthusiastically at a glass of Amigos which is a marsanne, chardonnay and rousanne blend from the new world of Australia and really rather good; light, fruity and tasty. As the bottle pours I note the three figures on the wine label, which makes me think of the team at my Friday haven, the North Bar and Kitchen.
Three Amigos sets the scene for the team of three friends whose love of food, wine, gin and travel in particular, which all go into the proverbial mixing bowl bringing the culinary delights of Chef Owner Joanna and Head Chef Joe. Fresh daily handpicked produce from market, homemade bread, proper salted butter, Saturday brunch, traditional afternoon tea, 36 gins, a supplier of England’s own fizz Nytimber, daily specials of monkfish curry, homemade hollandaise sauce and rather fabulous steak, secretly seasoned by Jo who is classically trained and then there is the delicious Sunday lunch. I could go on, but we would all end up drooling, oh and by the way North Bar and Kitchen is an award winner in its own right.