A THIRSTY bunch crashed newly opened family restaurant Chabrot in Knightsbridge recently, taking advantage of the reasonable food prices to explore the fine wines menu put together by sommelier Philippe Messy.

Balancing their liquids and solids, the four dinner guests kicked off their meal with a couple of plates of fois gras, salmon, oysters and a charcuterie.

In a mood for sharing, they then moved on to partake of a whole leg of lamb alongside the obligatory greens and not-so-obligatory cheese platters. The feast was followed by a rich round of desserts, including a rice pudding and several slices of cake.

All that food must surely have been enough to absorb some of the effect from a £600 bottle of Musigny, a bottle of Corton and a round of vintage Armagnacs.