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Gezellig pop-up with Carousel offers a preview of what's to come

What's it all about: Comfort food, loads of wine pairings (with plenty by the glass), and something known as the Holy Trinity of Pig Snacks, Gezellig formula is the winning antidote to grey skies, and moods. Expect szechuan duck and a cheese and lamb fat toastie and old school wines from classic regions.

The low down

If you're in the mood for comfort food with matching wines in a cozy atmosphere, then head to Gezellig, a wine-centric pop-up running with Carousel.

It’s a precursor to a much bigger restaurant which should open at the end of the year. For now though, those who head to the pop-up can enjoy a sneak preview of Gezellig's ‘creative comfort food’ before everyone else.

They’ll be serving a Szechuan duck, a cheese and lamb fat toastie, and something they’re billing as the Holy Trinity of Pig Snacks, consisting of a scotch egg, a sausage roll and crispy ears. There’ll also be Charred White Asparagus, with a Gariguette Strawberry to top it all off. It’ll all be cooked up by Graham Long and Wieteke Teppema, who’ve got a hefty number of top names under their belt, like The Ledbury, Pied a Terre and Elystan Street, as well as Phil Howard’s the Square

“We’ll be cooking the food we like to eat and pouring the wine we like to drink,” they said.

They’ll be pouring quite a lot of wine from the look of things. The wine list has been given plenty of attention, and the duo have opted for old school choices from classic regions, with wines like a 1996 Camille Giroud Santenay 1er Cru, a 2003 Zilliken Riesling Spatlese, and a 1990 La Tour de Pin Figeac.

If you’d like to have a sample before the big restaurant opens later on, then get on down to Carousel, but be quick about it - the pop up only runs for two weeks…

Where: 71 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 8AB
When: 18 - 20, 24 – 27 May
More information: Visit Carousel’s website or follow them on Twitter @gezelligLND and Instagram @gezelligLND.


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