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Bubbledogs Kitchen Table dinner

Truffle – hand made pasta, shaved truffle, Bubbledogs Kitchen Table, Fitzrovia

Menu from a tasting dinner at Bubbledogs Kitchen Table in Fitzrovia: Mackerel – tartare, apple, celery, Balfour Rose granita Chicken – skin, rosemary mascapone, bacon jam Crab – purple sprouting broccoli, lemon, panko crumbs, macademia nuts, parsley Scallop – rhubarb, turnips, cabbage Cod – cucumber, seaweed (wakame, dulse), cucumber and oyster sauce Truffle – hand made pasta, shaved truffle Lamb – sweetbread, carrots,…

Nino Franco prosecco at Babbo, Mayfair, dinner

Noodles with lobster and lime zest, Nino Franco at Babbo, Mayfair

Menu from a dinner at Babbo Restaurant in Mayfair with Nino Franco Prosecco to sample some Italian food matched with the wine (rough English translations bold and in brackets): Tagliere di bresaola Chianina (Platter of Chianina bresaola) Zucchini fritti (Fried courgette) Foccacia Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Rustico Carpaccio di tonno (Tuna carpaccio) Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut Con crema de melanzane e indivia (With cream of aubergine and endives) Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG…

Tonkotsu, Soho, Review

63 Dean St  London W1D 4QG Tonkotsu is the sort of place you can follow your nose to; the bubbling stock-pot by the window is surely designed to lure in passers-by. Owned by the people behind Tsuru Sushi, this new venture skilfully rides the wave of noodle fever currently flooding Soho. As is usually the case with anything namesake,…

Brancott Estate at The Modern Pantry lunch

Coconut marinated wild seabass, candy beetroot and pickled walnut salad, pink peppercorn and lemongrass dressing, Brancott Estate at The Modern Pantry, Clerkenwell

Menu from a lunch at The Modern Pantry in Clerkenwell to try the latest release from Brancott Estate, the Chosen Rows, with a selection of Brancott Estate wines to match the food (Read my profile of Brancott Estate here): Coconut marinated wild seabass, candy beetroot and pickled walnut salad, pink peppercorn and lemongrass dressing Brancott Estate Classic Sauvignon…

Bo London, Mayfair, Chef’s Special lunch

Bai Jiu, Bo London

Menu from a lunch at Alvin Leung’s Bo London (now closed) in Mayfair to sample the new Chef’s Special (Read ten facts about Bo London here): Dead Garden – green onion, lime, avocado, enoki, morel Bed and Breakfast – smoked quail egg, crispy taro nest, oscietra caviar Cloud – black sesame ponzu, mackerel, ginger, rose Foie Gras – lettuce…

Opium, Soho, Review

Sesame poppy lobster-prawn toast, Opium, Soho

15-16 Gerrard St, London W1D 6JA With history in mind, one might find a restaurant named Opium in Chinatown to be somewhat bad taste. As it goes, this is anything but. Like its neighbours, the Experimental Cocktail Club, it is nestled high above the Chinese eateries we know the area for. Owners Dre Masso and Eric Yu…