We take our Moroccan cocktails seriously at Peacock Pavilions. When we have guests, a freshly made, craft cocktail is available every day at 5:00 (and we make sure that guests never get the same thing twice). Over the years, we have amassed a repertoire of Marrakech-inspired cocktails, and there is always something new and delicious being stirred, muddled or shaken in the kitchen. Many of the ingredients come straight from our organic garden!
It was in my dining room at Peacock Pavilions. The wine tasting, the Moroccan wine tasting. All reds. The bottles huddled covered in a corner, waiting, anonymous.
And then the bottles were spread out, one by one. And the guests came in.
Wine was poured, each bottle in its turn.
Alex, our star Peacock Pavilions intern was in charge. His many months on a French vineyard came in handy. We all learned a thing or two about wine -- how to peer at it, smell it, taste it. Then we scored each of the wines on specially prepared Peacock Pavilions cards.
We drank and then we drank more. But there were canapes to make sure that we didn't drink ourselves silly. (Cough)
And then it was time for the big reveal. Which wines had been scored highest? Which were the best value?
And in the end all that were left were the wines, revealed of all their secrets. The one that came in 6th place, looked down right embarrassed.....
PS After 3 months, it's our last day with Star Intern Alex. Sniff. We loved having you, Alex, and are so grateful for all your help. So now I'd like to raise my glass to you. Best of luck doing whatever it is that lawyers do in London. You are always welcome at Peacock Pavilions. Always.