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We don’t normally like blowing our own trumpet (too much), but we felt we had to shout about our new food and beverage members club. Societe du Vin launched last month, with an incredible 50% off food throughout January. Now I don’t normally need an excuse to celebrate, but it’s even easier to make every day special with this fantastic club. Happy Wednesday! Happy 7th day in your new house! You got a new mug at work? Great! Happy new mug! In case you haven’t come across it yet, let me explain what all the fuss is about. Societe du Vin is a new members club from Hotel du Vin which entitles you to exclusive deals. Your preferences are recorded when you register so you receive weekly deals from only those hotels you’re interested in.
The menus contain the highest quality produce, locally sourced and expertly cooked. If you’re travelling to London or live thereabouts, our 2 stand alone Bistro du Vin’s have offers on too. From February the deals will be different for each hotel and I know that’s one email I will actually look forward to receiving.
The vouchers can be printed off from your email or if you’re savvy with a smartphone, downloaded and presented to your server when you dine. I’m personally looking forward to trying the Duck Rillettes Celeriac Remoulade, and I know the Sommelier will advise me of a suitable wine to pair with it. So thank you Societe du Vin.
In these cold winter months, when everyone seems to be a little more pre-disposed to gloomy moods and punishing themselves for having such an indulgent Christmas, this gives me all the reason I need to celebrate every day of the week, just because. Tomorrow I’m going to take my mother for dinner, to celebrate her new haircut. Then next week I’m going to take my partner for a meal to celebrate the weekend. The week after I think I’ll celebrate it being Tuesday with 3 courses. What will you be celebrating?
We recently ran a competition on our Facebook pages for one lucky person to win dinner for 2. All they had to do was send us a review from a recent experience dining on the Societe du Vin January offer. Competition was strong, but the winning entry made us feel that we were there in the restaurant, describing the food and the atmosphere perfectly. So congratulations to Clara Cort. Here is her review of Bistro du Vin Soho. Hope you enjoy.
‘Living in East Dorset, my Husband and I are regular visitors to Hotel Du Vin in Winchester so it was with great excitement that on a recent theatre visit to London we decided to try out their newest location – Bistro Du Vin in Dean Street, Soho. We weren’t disappointed!
On arrival you are struck by a freshly decorated large spacious restaurant area and pleasantly distanced tables with sufficient room for diners to stretch out and allow for a comfortable feeling once seated.
Trade mark (for regular Hotel Du Vin guests) large Bread Stick and French Butter with carving knife are promptly bought to the table by friendly staff – only too willing to advise on the menu.
The sommelier soon makes himself known, affording useful but not condescending advice on the extensive wine menu.
My husband had Foie Gras & Chicken Liver Parfait followed by a delicious Galloway Beef Fillet, whilst I tucked into a Salad Nicoise – kindly prepared by the chef on my request (with no fuss) and the fresh fish of the day – which I recall was Halibut. Sharing a superbly prepared side order of Glazed Carrots and Haricot Vert, we ate very well! Due to the impending night at the theatre, we both chose wine by the glass to accompany our meals. A delightful mini taster dish of various ice cream flavours and berries rounded off our superb meal nicely!
With all the best culinary expertise clearly passed down from the highly successful parent business - Bistro Du Vin is easy to recommend. What does stand out is not just the quality of the food, but also the professional friendly staff, who never seem to forget that diners have a choice as to where they spend their money! To sum up, if you want top quality food, friendly staff and good spacious surroundings in central London – Bistro Du Vin comes very highly recommended!’