The week in pictures

Regular readers of this round-up may remember that Champagne Bollinger has teamed up with some of the UK’s top chefs on a series of recipes celebrating a single ingredient and designed to pair with its recently released La Grande Année 2008.

This month’s pairing is a lesson in “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen at Northcote in Lancashire, chose oscietra caviar to match the fizz.

Goodwin Allen said the pairing was chosen to “heighten the brioche bread notes from the rich, deep, complex palate that is delivered by the Bollinger La Grande Année 2008.

“The addition of the oscietra caviar brings a slightly salty, mineral taste that particularly works with the sophisticated effervescence of the wine, dancing over the palate with a creamy saline hint.”

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