Saturday, 16 January 2016

Alimentum, Cambridge #OneMichelinStar (& The Gingerman, Brighton)

Just before Christmas we popped to Brighton to celebrate my eldest stepdaughter’s 30th Birthday (we enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch at The Gingerman). The next day, the plan was for my wife and I to return to Manchester via lunch at Cambridge’s Michelin starred Alimentum by Chef Patron, Mark Poynton.

Great and nibble @ Alimentum 

The original plan was for us to have the ‘Taste of Alimentum’ tasting menu. However, a curve ball came when my stepson (visiting from Singapore to see his little sis on her big day) informed us that he’d be running a “pop-up” version of his The Cufflink Club at London’s Edition Hotel. It’d mean a lot of driving - Brighton to Cambridge to London to Manchester - but if we just had the set menu at Alimentum, it was doable. So that’s what we did!

Here’s what we ate:


Lamb – breast, haggis, swede & sage


Mussel – chowder, potato, leek & sweetcorn


Blade of Beef – braised beef, potato, baby leek & mushroom


Sea Bream – potato, fennel, brown shrimp & pesto


Chocolate – chocolate mousse & blood orange


Carrot & Ginger – cake, white chocolate & lemon

The Lamb breast, haggis, swede & sage dish has already featured on this blog on my Dishes of the Year 2015 post. We will be back for the 'Taste of Alimentum' another time.


Date of lunch: 21/12/2015 at Alimentum

Lunch at The Gingerman (Brighton - 20/12/15)



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