Arch 13 Toastie & Wine review by Zoe Walsh

Arch 13 will have you melting for more. Their latest toastie offer, paired with one of their finest wines, will have you counting the clock until your next free lunch break.

In this unique location, situated just underneath Snow Hill station and at the front of Connolly’s wine store, reveals a very special family run business oozing with heritage and character.

Arch 13 at Connolly’s latest lunch time offer is one not to miss. Offering four different toasties, they include; ‘The Beef One’, ‘The Goats’ Cheese One’, ‘The Mutton One’ and, making sure nobody is left out, “The Vegan One”.

Order any one of these toasties and you’ll be hooked, running back for more. My personal favorites are definitely ‘The Beef One’ and ‘The Goat’s Cheese One’. ‘The Beef One’ includes flavours of black pepper, rosemary, thyme and juniper berries with dark muscovado sugar and port. The have combined this with a cheese that has a combo of Beauvale; a soft and buttery blue mixed with a bleu d’auvergne from the south of France. AND WOW. The flavours all compliment each other so well without being overpowering, so you really do drift into a moment of cheese heaven.

Their goat’s cheese is Ragstone and they team this with a chorizo that’s flavoured with bitter sweet and hot paprika lightly smoked over oak and beechwood

Now, they even go to the effort at Arch 13 to prepare the wines for the toasties for you. You can of course if you wish, choose any of their wines to have with your toastie. However, I would advise to go with the wines they have matched, as they really do know their stuff. For the beef toastie the wine paired was a Pino Doncel 12 Meses, ‘a blend of Monastrell and Syrah from Jumilla, Spain, with elements of plums, blackberries and spice’.

“The Goats Cheese One” quite often you find goats cheese being matched with caramelised onion, which don’t get me wrong, it is one of the best combos invented. But I love that they didn’t go for an easy option here. Their goat’s cheese is Ragstone and they team this with a chorizo that’s flavoured with bitter sweet and hot paprika lightly smoked over oak and beechwood. Adding red pepper and sweet chilli sauce you will be absolutely amazed how subtle the flavours are but how easily you reach for more. Paired with a Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire Valley, with ‘notes of melon and peach on the nose, and a herbaceous palate’.

I was equally surprised with the other two toasties, the Mutton most of all. I am not a great lover of pickle normally, but teamed with the Mutton, the flavours are just right, and I would never have known I wasn’t eating cheese when tasting their vegan toastie.

All in all, this is a spot not to be missed. Their latest offer of a toastie paired with wine is available Monday-Friday 12pm-5pm and it really is something to make yourself available for.

Review by Zoe Walsh for Grapevine Birmingham

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