Actor, producer and DJ Idris Elba and founder of Connaught Wine Cellars David Farber are opening a bar and shop to showcase their wine and Champagne brand Porte Noire on 18 October.
Located at Coal Drops Yard in London's King's Cross, the venue will sell its own branded products as well as an 800-bin selection of international wines, artisanal cheese and charcuterie, and a brasserie-style menu. A selection of cocktails will also be available.
Designed by Kanvass, Porte Noire will feature an outdoor space, a dining room and a bar, which can seat up to 70 guests. The venue will also have a fine wine tasting room.
The food menu will be a succinct selection of classic French brasserie-style dishes split into tasters, bar snacks, starters, mains and desserts. Dishes will include the oeuf meurette, a classic Burgundian dish of poached eggs in a red wine sauce, and slow-cooked beef cheek, pommes purée and leek persillade.
Farber said: "We're really excited to be bringing a slice of continental hospitality to London this autumn. 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."
Elba added: "David has been working in the wine space for a long time, I know he is going to take the Porte Noire name and create something special."
Champagne and rosé brand Porte Noire was co-founded by Elba and Farber in 2018. Elba has licensed Farber to launch the bar using the Porte Noire name.