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Unwined At Tooting x Airbnb Experiences

A Visual Ode To Food, Travel & People

Unwined At Tooting x Airbnb Experiences

Charlotte Hu

I recently discovered that Airbnb offer experiences with local guides all around the world. When I was asked to review one here in London, wine tasting with food pairings by Unwined In Tooting immediately caught my eye. Tooting is a wonderful neighbourhood in this city, known for its authentic Asian eateries and markets. Just look at this art deco entrance:

Unwined In Tooting x Airbnb Experiences | Skillet & Shutterbug

We were greeted by Laura from Unwined At Tooting, our guide, and were shown to an adorable kitchen table to sit around with the other diners. All the wines and dishes (by chef Matt Osborne) were individually superb, but we were given the challenge of rating each course based on the suitability of the pairing.

Unwined In Tooting x Airbnb Experiences | Skillet & Shutterbug
Unwined In Tooting x Airbnb Experiences | Skillet & Shutterbug
Unwined In Tooting x Airbnb Experiences | Skillet & Shutterbug

My favourite pairing was the cured mackerel, cucumber, radish with a Thai curry powder along with the Clip Vinho Verde 2015. I'd tried a few Portuguese green wines before but this was on a whole new level, and complimented the starter perfectly.

Unwined In Tooting x Airbnb Experiences | Skillet & Shutterbug
Unwined In Tooting x Airbnb Experiences | Skillet & Shutterbug
Unwined In Tooting x Airbnb Experiences | Skillet & Shutterbug
Unwined In Tooting x Airbnb Experiences | Skillet & Shutterbug

This dessert wine (Innocent Bystander Moscato) was my favourite tipple of the experience. There's only 5.5% alcohol and it has a fruity, candyfloss-like sweetness without being too sickly.

Unwined In Tooting x Airbnb Experiences | Skillet & Shutterbug
Unwined In Tooting x Airbnb Experiences | Skillet & Shutterbug

The whole thing was fantastic and I'd definitely recommend it to all my food and wine-loving friends. The resident chef rotates every 6 weeks, so I'm already plotting a return soon to find out what the next experience will be! Disclaimer – I was invited by Airbnb as a guest, but all opinions are my own.


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