Idris Elba and Connaught Wine Cellars' David Farber to launch first Porte Noire wine bar

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By James McAllister

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Idris Elba and Connaught Wine Cellars' David Farber to launch first Porte Noire wine bar

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Actor Idris Elba and Connaught Wine Cellars founder David Farber are to launch a wine bar and shop under their Porte Noire Champagne and rosé brand in London's King's Cross.

Opening in mid October, Porte Noire will be located within the Gasholders development in Coal Drops Yard and offer an 'extensive selection' of international wines alongside a brasserie-style food menu.

Created by interior design agency Kanvass, Porte Noire will feature a 70-cover dining room and bar area, as well as an outdoor terrace.

It also claims to hold 'one of the largest fine wine tasting rooms in London'.

The bar and shop will stock around 800 wine bins, many of which will be available for both retail and to drink in.

Farber will oversee the selection, which will also include a range of 'more accessible' wines on tap.

The food menu at Porte Noire will be split into tasters, bar snacks, starters, mains and desserts, with sample dishes including poached eggs in red wine sauce; slow-cooked beef cheek with pommes purée and leek persillade; and a platter of charcuterie and European cheeses.

"We’re really excited to be bringing a slice of continental hospitality to London this autumn," says Farber.

"Since launching our brand Porte Noire we have seen some incredible reviews of the product and we’re looking forward to creating a space to match."

Porte Noire was launched in 2018, and Elba has now licensed Farber to launch the bar using the brand's name.

"David has been working in the wine space for a long time," says Elba.

"I know he is going to take the Porte Noire name and create something special."

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