Grigio Wars!

OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH THE NEW…

At Boboli and The Lighthouse we have created something of an obsession for a better than average Pinot Grigio. There is a loyal following for our much loved Butussi Pinot Grigio, not doctored with additives, nor mixed with red grapes, simply left on the skins for a while longer to take on the natural copper hue of the sun-kissed grapes.

We were once named as the Best Wine List in Leicestershire and Rutland, listing classy Italian wines and an outstanding show of the diversity of Italy’s viniculture! The Butussi would have been very much at home on that list.

So, I’m sorry to tell you that the Butussi has been taken off our lists and has been replaced by the new Visintini Pinot Grigio. Lesser known locally here in Kibworth but a well respected grower none the less. It really is a very elegant wine  and we believe a worthy replacement. We trust our loyal Pinot Grigio enthusiasts will not be disappointed!

Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who Is the Best Restaurant of them All?

As The Good Food Guide launches it’s search for the Best Local Restaurant 2019, and chefs are set to flex their culinary muscles, I can’t help but wonder who decides and how they decide, or even how we decide who is the best restaurant.

In today’s culture we are all encouraged to be critics and the bitter truth is that critics thrive on the negative, it’s so much more fun to write and to read!

But what is it that the restaurateur seeks? Do we chase the stars and hanker after the accolades that may be bestowed upon us by the critics and the guides, or do we keep our heads down, focus on the quality, look after our customers and hope that the rest will follow?

We restaurateurs love to receive praise and recognition for our efforts but who knows the criteria that earns us the title of the Best!

Best Italian? Best Indian? Best Chinese? Best Seafood? In Kibworth, Market Harborough, Leicester or anywhere?

Is it about well-informed service with a smile, the well-researched wine list or the carefully planned menus featuring firm favourites as well as the extraordinary and creative?

Perhaps a combo of all of the above.

Of the guides and critics, we could wax lyrical for hours, but it is really the approval of our customers we most seek. Your recommendations are what really make the difference; it’s not about jumping through hoops to please the powers that be, but pleasing you, the diner, who lives down the road, and visits because you want to, because you like what we do.

The truth will out when the results are published, in the meantime we promise to do our best to be the best we can be to you and yours when you visit.

You can get involved in the selection process here.

A presto,

Sarah x

Posted on March 6, 2019 .

Our Lighthouse Family

Josh

Josh

John

John

It’s all about the people at The Lighthouse - take two chefs …

Lovely Josh first worked with us on a work placement when he was 14 years old. These days you will usually find him at Boboli but this week he has stepped in to cover Tom at The Lighthouse, where he was ably assisted by his friend John, who first worked for us when he was 18 years old. We can’t possibly reveal their ages now but I’m sure you get the picture.

We love our team!

Posted on February 15, 2019 .