Menu from a dinner at the Ten Bells pub in Shoreditch where the Young Turks (James Lowe and Isaac Mchale) currently have residency (until the end of April):
Grissini & lardo
Hay smoked mackerel & cabbage
Radish & Celtic mustard
Salsify, cow’s curd & hazelnuts
Snails, ramson & duck egg
Suckling kid, grilled onion and parsley
Rhubarb, oats and buttermilk
I decided not to take photos of this because I wasn’t planning to write about it so the radish was a bit of an afterthought.
I wasn’t sure about the menu. It was quite expensive for what it was – a series of small snacks, which, though interesting in flavours, were very simple. Too simple. And in turn, that made me feel the laziness of the chef.
There was a clear difference in the cooking styles of the two different chefs, with a lot of experimentation with flavours – not all of which worked. A strange juxtaposition.