Curds & Cases, a local cheese wine delicatessen by Brighton chef and restaurateur Phil Bartley and drinks expert Steve Pineau, is due to open on Saturday 12th February in the Montague Quarter, the popular shopping destination right in the heart of Worthing town and just a stone’s throw away from the beach and seafront.
Their quaint and cosy lounge area makes it a great spot to sit in and enjoy a glass of wine and have your choice of over 100 different, locally sourced cheese and charcuterie available to eat in or takeaway. There will also be an exciting outside space perfect for dining al fresco this spring/summer.
The delicatessen range will be brought to the table by Phil, founder of GB Charcuterie, which showcases the best of artisan, British produce made by small producers across the UK. A mention of hot food is also on the table, bringing several options inspired by a traditional deli menu, such as stuffed pastries and croque monsieur.
The drinks selection is also abundant, with a choice of over 300 European wines carefully selected by Steve Pineau of L'atelier du Vin, which can again we enjoyed inside or taken away.
The pair recognised independent wine shops are a bit thin on the ground in Worthing, so it has always been an idea for Phil and Steve to bring something different to the area. Phil says he’s had an eye on Worthing for a while, quoting “we loved the idea of joining some of the really great food and drink businesses Worthing has to offer, including Pitch, Crabshack, The Whiskey Rooms, Macmillans, Bottle & Jug Dept, The Brookstead and many more!”
Phil and Steve’s aim is to take Curds & Cases to a new location to build relationships with local people and suppliers whilst sharing their love of local, artisan products. Much like their current wine bar/delicatessen in Western Road, Hove, they hope to run wine, cheese and charcuterie evenings which highlight the best of local, artisan products and their pairings.