Sunday, 11 June 2017

Moor Hall - Chef Mark Birchall

If you want to know more about Moor Hall, then the article in The Caterer from March 17th (here) is an interesting read.

Here are some pictures from my lunch on Thursday 8th March – hopefully the first of many visits.

Black Pudding
pickled apple

Smoked Curd
potato, fermented garlic, flowers

Raw Mackerel
radish, purslane

cured ham, dill, buttermilk

Baked Carrots
doddington cheese, chrysanthemum & sea buckthorn

Turnip & Crab
anise hyssop, sunflower seeds

Aged Beef in Charcoal
barbecued celeriac, mustard & shallot

Grilled Langoustine
green tomato, smoked bone marrow & cucumber

Plaice Cooked on the Bone
mussel cream, sea vegetables

Lamb’s Tongue
wigmore, spinach

Herdwick Lamb Loin
grilled lettuce, nasturtium & onion

roots, pine

(a selection from the cheese room)

cream cheese & sweet cicely

Honey Beer

bramley apple, aged caramel & marigold

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Hey Handsome - Manila, Philippines

Taking its name from the inveigling acclamation, popular amongst food vendors in Singapore to draw passersby,“Hey handsome” is a restaurant by Chef Nicco Santos.

Albeit with a mélange of influences from across Southeast Asia (Singaporean, Malay, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai and Indian), the swanky, spot in Makati’s Bonifacio Global City, the restaurant caters predominantly Peranakan food to Manila’s privileged few.

The menu consists of small plates (which come in quite generous servings… medium plates?), organised under the headings: snacks, protein, starch & sweet.

Highlights included the lemongrass and garlic imbued Fried pekin duck and Fried egg enlivened with Thai nam jim and an abundance of local herbs, some familiar and some intriguing my palate.

Chicken wings, belachan, nam jim sateh

Mince meat, duck, mycoprotein, nam prik laap, charred cabbage

Fried egg, nam jim kai, lap cheong, local herbs

Soft tofu, house soy, katsuobushi, peanut crisp

Beetroot curry, paneer, oyster mushroom, house yoghurt

Fried pekin duck, rhubarb, sambal serai, egg

Kueh lengkuas, rose, coconut, meringue

Sangkaya custard, pandan, gula Melaka

Date of dinner: 30/05/17
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