The region of Beaujolais is 34 miles long and only 7 – 9 miles wide. There are 4,000 grape growers who make their living from this picturesque area just north of France’s third largest city Lyon.
At one past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, from little villages and towns like Romanèche-Thorins, over a million cases of Beaujolais Nouveau begin their journey through a sleeping France to Paris for immediate shipment to all parts of the world.
Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! "The New Beaujolais has arrived!" One of the most frivolous and animated rituals in the wine world has begun and by the time it is over approximately 65 million bottles will be distributed and drunk by wine lovers around the world.
Many of those bottles will be destined for Swansea and Morgans will rise early to take delivery of their own much Beaujolais Nouveau in anticipation of the forthcoming days celebrations. Beaujolais Nouveau is very light, with no tannins, very easy to drink as far as food is concern. ‘Cheese’ is the ultimate accompaniment.
So bon appetite.
Sample Beaujolais Day MenuSubject to change please confirm menu at time of booking.
Classic French onion soup with gruyere croutons (v)
Quails egg Florentine (v)
Rabbit terrine with artichoke and bacon served on toasted brioche
Alsace tart served with a dressed leaf salad (v)
Mussels in a cream sauce served in a brioche bun
Daube de boeuf bourguignon with creamed mash and French beans
Confit duck leg on flageolet beans
8oz fillet steak served with French fries, grilled garnish and a red wine jus (£8 supplement)
Braised lamb shank with rosemary and garlic served with duchess potatoes and rich pan gravy
Fried fillet of sole normande with prawns and mussels with a white wine and cream sauce
Baked aubergine filled with ratatouille with a cheese crust (v)
Classic Vanilla crème brulee
Pistachio crème brulee with walnut shortbread
A Selection of French farmhouse cheeses with biscuits
St Emillion au chocolat
Chocolate and macaroon mousse
Oeuf a la neige
(Soft meringue coated with crisp caramel, floating on crème anglaise)
Some of our dishes may contain traces of nuts. If you have a nut or any other allergy, please advise the Restaurant Manager.