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11 Oct 2011 by Jancis Robinson

Tomorrow and Thursday, 12 and 13 October, Purple pager Roger Jones is moving his Michelin-starred restaurant The Harrow at Little Bedwyn to Fortnum & Mason, the famous emporium on London's Piccadilly. Together with Fortnum & Mason he has arranged for an array of some of his favourite top Australian wines to be available at retail prices in the restaurant (see a similar arrangement at Notes2 wine bar in Covent Garden). To make a reservation, contact Fortnum & Mason on 0845 602 5694 or restaurants@fortnumandmason.co.uk, or book online here.

See also a major collection of tasting notes on fine Australian wines, including some of those below, to be published here on Thursday.

The Fortnum & Mason wines include:

Giaconda Chardonnay 2008 £95

Mac Forbes, Upper Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2009 £31 (also available by the 175cl glass in the wine bar in the basement food hall at £7.25)

Grosset, Polish Hill Riesling 2010 £34

Tyrrell's, Vat 1 Semillon 2003 £35

Clonakilla Shiraz/Viognier 2008 £41

Jasper Hill, Georgia's Paddock Shiraz 2006 £80

Cullen, Diana Madeline Cab/Merlot 2007 £75

Henschke, Mount Edelstone Shiraz 2005 £80

Torbreck Vintners, Run Rug 2005 £185

De Bortoli, Noble One Semillon 2006 £26

Campbells of Rutherglen, Classic Muscat £23

Menu:

Amuse Bouche of Beetroot

Carpaccio of Highland Beef Fillet, Shaved English Truffles, PX Caramel

Lobster Fish Finger, Crab Salad, Tomato Ketchup

Wild Mushroom & English Truffle Risotto, Celeriac Puree, Artichoke Crisps

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Wild Line Caught Cornish Sea Bass, Lobster Ragout, Tarka Dahl, Carrot Jus

Tempura Cornish Cod, Black Pudding, Mash, Mushy Peas

Kelmscott Pork; Faggot, Belly, Fillet, Greens, Apple Sauce

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Welsh Rarebit with Ramsbury Bitter Bread, Celery Shoot Salad, Celery Salt

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Chocolate, Praline & Pistachio Torte

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Vanilla Ice Cream

Asian Rice Pudding with Spiced Pears

Lunch from £35 - Dinner from £48

This Saturday afternoon, there's a free tasting of Mastrojanni Brunellos at another London pop up, Galleria illy. The famous coffee producer has opened a temporary pop-up gallery dedicated to art, literature, design and gastronomy on Rosebery Avenue, London EC1, close to Sadlers Wells.

Wine writer Jane Parkinson will guide participants through a structured tasting of some of Mastrojanni's best-known wines including Brunello di Montalcino 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 and the estate's relatively rare Schiena d'Asino 2004 and 2005. The Illy family have been on a buying spree this century, acquiring this historic Montalcino estate, Dammann Frères teas of Paris and Domori chocolate.

To book tickets for the tasting, at 5-6 pm this Saturday 15 October, please register at espressocrazy.com/events. Participants must be over 18 and photographic ID may be required. Galleria illy is at 7-15 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4SP.

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