A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT
Much like today’s climate, the War of the Three Henrys (1587-89) between France’s Henry III, Henry of Guise and Henry of Navarre was fueled by sectarianism, partisanship and intolerance. The victor was Henry of Navarre who became Henry IV. Known for his pragmatism and concern for the wellbeing of his fellow man, he made his views widely known, thereby ending the Wars of Religion. Fondly referred to as the “Good King Henry,” he unleashed an era of peace and prosperity and dispersed his ethos of freedom to North America. Henry closed the door on one of the darkest periods in French history with a simple, yet profound desire: "a chicken in every pot."
The context for that phrase:
Si Dieu me prête vie, je ferai qu'il n'y aura point de laboureur en mon royaume qui n'ait les moyens d'avoir le dimanche une poule dans son pot!
If God keeps me, I will make sure that no peasant in my realm will lack the means to have a chicken in the pot on Sunday!
A DELICIOUS DAILY DRINKER
Who are today’s Three Henrys? Different backgrounds? Yes. Different persuasions? Yes. Different tastes? Yes. We debate a great deal - that’s for sure.
The difference, aside from the fact that we’re not royalty, is that we agree and disagree the civilized and relatively old-fashioned way - over a drink.
We are seriously passionate about our love of food, wine and hospitality. That’s how we met.
We read cookbooks like many read novels, are constantly in search of the best burger spot, a perfect slice or underrated chef and occasionally have the privilege of dining with the best-of-the-best.
We’ve consumed a lot of wine over the years, know some pretty impressive sommeliers and love a tiny wine shop or a big-box that really cares.
We cook often for friends, colleagues and strangers, always have a pretty cool playlist and live for a restaurant where the team makes you feel at home.
Now back to the wine thing - could we make wines that aren’t too fussy? That are ultra and equally quaffable to those both with and without an experienced palate? That could be at an everyday price-point?
We think we’ve done just that; we are easy allies and hope you agree.
It’s a simple fact that breaking bread with one another solves a lot of problems and just makes things better. We hope you’ll do so over a bottle of our delicious daily drinker, Three Henrys, and Thank You.