Do you love the Peninsula? Do you love wine? How about excellent wine bars? Sounds like you’ll love Ten Minutes by Tractor’s brand-new companion wine bar, Allis, then: a handsome little thing serving clever snacks and wines from the estate from the sharp interiors of Ten Minutes’ cellar door.
You may well be familiar with the haute plating and crisp white tablecloths of Ten Minutes by Tractor, a two-hatted fine diner in a crowded field of winery restaurants. But if you prefer your lunch a lick less formal but no less fabulous (see: fancy crumpets), Allis might well be the sweet spot.
“Allis was born out of a passion for growth and evolution,” says owner Martin Spedding. A commitment to sustainability and regenerative farming practices is part of what sets Allis apart, he says, but it’s the casual elegance of the menu that seals the deal: a lamb belly crumpet with goat’s cheese and salsa verde here, a forestry mushroom parfait with puffed rice and pickled mushrooms there, and all backed by a wine list rich in rare back vintages from the estate and bigger-ticket juice from around the world.
“This wine bar further demonstrates our dedication to bringing great wine and food together in a way where they [diners] walk away having learned or experienced something new,” says Spedding.
Allis is open now, reservations are recommended, and your truffle-cream gougères await you.
By Frank Sweet