Thursday, 30 March 2017

Elystan Street - London

Elystan Street is the new restaurant by chef Phil Howard, formerly of the two Michelin starred ‘The Square’.


Bacon Bloody Mary oyster shooter


Croquettes of beef with horseradish / Quail Scotch Egg


Cheddar & pickled walnut tartlets


Salad of Guinea Fowl with cauliflower, mushrooms, celeriac slaw & hazelnuts


Buratta with a dressing of red onions, blood orange, pine nuts, chilli & garlic


Beaufort and Tomme de Savoie soufflé with dressed leaves & truffle cream


Roast rump of aged beef with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish & red wine



Calves liver with creamed potato, caramelised endive & balsamic vinegar



Tagine of chicken with melted onions, green olives, preserved lemon & cous cous



Seville orange soufflé


Rhubarb & apple crumble with vanilla ice cream


Lime & passion fruit tart with coconut ice cream



Chocolate brownie sundae


Sorbets




Date of lunch: 26/03/17

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Umu – London #TwoMichelinStars

What Michelin say, ‘Stylish, discreet interior using natural materials, with central sushi bar. Extensive choice of Japanese dishes; choose one of the seasonal kaiseki menus for the full experience. Over 160 different labels of sake.’





Edo-mae and Umu-mae sushi


Chef’s Special Sushi Selection – ten pieces of nigiri sushi.




Shojin Bento – a vegetarian selection of grilled and simmered dishes




Date of lunch: 25/03/17

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Arzak, Donostia-San Sebastián #3MichelinStars

What Michelin say, ‘This famous restaurant occupies a large house over a century in age, in which the bar and two contemporary dining rooms come as a pleasant surprise. Guests can savour superb, innovative cuisine from the renowned father and daughter team. There is also an experimental workshop and a hugely impressive wine cellar.


Morcilla con cerveza y mango (Black pudding with beer & mango)


Plátano y begi haundi 
(Banana & squid, Begi Haundi Stout beer by Basqueland Brewing Project)


Navaja y Calabaza (Razor clams & pumpkin)


Gyoza de gambas y moringa (Moringa & prawn gyoza)


Jamón de pato, anguila ahumada y garbanzo (Duck ham, smoked eel & chickpea)


Bogavante con polen de abeja (Lobster with bee’s pollen)


Estratos y kokotxas


Cardos y alcachofas


Carrillera con tef (Beef cheeks with teff)



Luna cuadrada (Luna chocolate cube with a fluid core of mint, neroli & kiwi)



Date of lunch: 22/02/17 – I dined from the a la carte menu.


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