I am a massive quote lover and when you walk into the Folly, you are greeted with this inspirational quote: “Say yes to new adventures.” That has totally been my motto since starting my blog and I was about to embark on an adventure of a different kind, to the South of France, but right here in London.
Before I explain, I just want to highlight the AMAZING interiors at the Folly. It is so beautiful! We were given a little tour and pictured below is the private function room, which is massive, spacious and gorgeous.
After our tour of the bar, we settled down in a lovely area, for “La Petite Provence”. This is a pop up at the Folly, which will be running until the end of August, and which is really worth a visit.
The decor in the area where the pop up is based, is cleverly made to look like a Provençal garden with French furniture, flowers and gorgeous terracotta pots, as well as French inspired photos all over the wall, so you feel like you are transported to the south of France.
The idea is you escape from the hustle and bustle of London into the ‘garden’ whilst sampling some of Provence’s finest wines. Perfect way to spend time and as the weather hopefully edges towards summer, this will be even lovelier.
There are three “La Petite Provence” packages available which allow you to explore the various wines on the menu. We had three petite plates which were paired with three small glasses of wine. This experience costs £9.95. There is also a sensory wine experience which has to be pre-booked.
For our experience, we tried 3 different types of Rose wine, which were the Rolle Chateau Riotor, Chateau Unhang and La Balade Rose.
We were taught how to swirl the wine in the glass, and also how to enhance our taste buds to properly taste all the different flavour notes. Our host was really knowledgeable about wine and he gave us lots of tips, as he was studying wine himself. These were really useful nuggets of information and great future conversation starters at dinner parties!
Each wine was paired with a different plate of breads with either an olive tapenade, saucisson and cheese to accompany the bread. The olive tapenade was so delicious that I may have cheated and eaten it with all 3 wines!
The whole experience was really enjoyable and I will definitely visit the Folly again as it is such a gorgeous venue. It had a nice buzz and was really popular, when we went.
Really recommend this experience if you are a wine lover, or want to learn more about wine. It is such a nice way to socialise and try fantastic wines.
For more information go to: http://www.thefollybar.co.uk
Disclaimer: We received a complimentary experience but all views and photos are my own.