L’Autre Pied, Marylebone, dinner

Menu from a dinner at L’Autre Pied in Marylebone for a birthday celebration (the menu we were given was in fact different from what we were served):

Amuse bouche

Ceviche of hand dived scallops, black quinoa, creme fraiche, Jerusalem artichokes and dill

Squid “linguini”, gremolata, smoked anchovies, pine nuts and dried grapes

Grilled Nashi pears with fromage blanc, tea marinated prunes and pistachio

Poached skate wings with Reblochon milk, hazelnut cream, apple tapioca and mizo

Sika deer with black pudding and parsley roots, smoked bacon, Douglas fir and peanuts

Cheeses from the board




Qin Xie

Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef.

When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN.

Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014.

According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.

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