London, January 2016: The Ritz London is delighted to introduce the hotel’s new wine list which includes 150 new wine and fine wine listings, carefully curated by Head Sommelier, Giovanni Ferlito.
Under the direction of Head Sommelier Giovanni Ferlito, the new Ritz wine list features circa 800 wine references, which include Champagnes, white, rosé, orange, red, sweet and fortified wines, with an impressive selection available by the glass, Coravin™, half bottle and magnum.
Traditionally with a focus on the Bordeaux and Burgundy regions of France and its great verticals including Latour, Lafite, Mouton and Margaux to name a few, The Ritz London’s Livre du Vin now includes listings from other important wine regions across the globe such as Languedoc, Jura and South West France, Corsica and Central and Southern Italy, Portugal, Georgia, Slovakia, Greece, as well as some new world wines from the regions of Washington and Oregon in the US.
Commenting on the new wine list, Ferlito says; “I am very excited to unveil our new Livre du Vin in The Ritz and am confident that we have a remarkable selection of wines from the most interesting terroirs around the globe. The wine world is constantly in evolution and I truly believe in diversity. It gives me great pleasure to share my passion and give our guests a real wine discovery experience at The Ritz and to explore new flavours and palate sensations with unusual and unexpected pairings.”
The Ritz Restaurant is considered by many to be the most beautiful hotel restaurant in the world. The vast floor to ceiling windows, the rich and varied use of soft pink, pale green and veined white marble, and the dazzling garlands of chandeliers reflected in the wall of panelled mirror, combine to create one of the most spectacular interiors, as charming by day as by night. Executive Chef, John Williams MBE has been at the helm of the hotel’s dining service for the past eleven years, consistently creating menus featuring great classical dishes alongside British specialities, precisely executed and impeccably presented, with a strong focus on seasonality.
The Ritz Restaurant is open for lunch service daily, from 12.30pm to 2.00pm, and for dinner service daily, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm, with a ‘Live at The Ritz’ dinner dance each Friday and Saturday evening. A pre-theatre menu is available from 5.30pm to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday.