After our spirit crushing lunch at St John earlier that day, Lex and Y of Lex Cook You Eat completely saved the day; an utterly delicious evening, with great food, service and ambience.
As per, you’ll have to excuse the photos for being taken a) using a mobile phone and b) after I had started eating, so wildly appetising was the food.
We began with a well made Moscow mule, not pictured, a most appreciated minty-limey start to the evening. A bit of chatting in their most fabulous flat, then down to business. The table was adorned with spicy popcorn (recipe please!!), along with little notes to the diners, an excellent personal touch which I loved.
To start, a pea and pancetta risotto garnished with a blob of crème fraiche; early summer rolled into one dish, and bowl-lickingly scrummy it was too.
A deftly made chicken ballotine stuffed with morels and sausage meat was great; well seasoned, well made, and well tasty. Accompanied by a sweet potato gratin and vibrant seasonal veg, it was a generous feast, packed with flavour and made with care.
Then a teasing taste of coconut and lemongrass sorbet; triumphant. Fresh, sweet, and far too good to be labelled a palate cleanser.
And then the piece de la resistance; treacle tart served with homemade ginger ice cream and confit figs. Sweet, sticky, sumptuous; the kind of indulgent pud that makes you feel seriously pampered, all the better for being accompanied by a wee nip of muscat. Mmmm!
And the asking price for this extravaganza? Twenty of your fine English pounds per head. A steal, worth, like, a gazillion quid more. Can we come back, please?
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