Remember that scene in Sideways where Miles stops off at a burger joint to drink his 1961 Château Cheval Blanc out of a plastic cup? Well, now you can recreate it in East London (where else). Lucky Chip has opened its first permanent restaurant, serving highbrow wines alongside low-cost burgers.
You’ll be able to wash down your Kevin Bacon burger with one of around 120 delicious wines. Many will be New World varieties (not that we’ll be able to tell, to be honest). And most bottles will cost between £20 and £50, although a few special options will set you back £100 or more.
Lucky Chip founder Ben Denner told the Evening Standard: “We’re looking to pair some limited burgers with limited wines by the glass, maybe poured from a single magnum, so once they’re gone, they’re gone.” The team will also be offering a ‘cult wine’ every Thursday, for those who want to something a bit different alongside their onion rings.
It’s all part of the ‘high-low’ dining trend of mixing fast food and fancy drinks – for instance, Bubbledogs, the trendy London spot serving hot dogs and champagne, opened in 2012 and still does a roaring trade. How about a bar serving sausage rolls and single malt? We can but dream.
Via. LSN Global