My starter was also one of my most loved flavour combinations; mozzarella, tomatoes and basil. You can’t really go wrong although it was mighty hard to eat until the cutlery arrived.
For my main I opted for wild mushroom ragout with a deep fried duck egg. For a main course at £16 it was tiny. Yes wild mushrooms are expensive but bulk it out with something other than two wafer thin sheets of pasta. I did enjoy this; the mushrooms were in a wonderful sauce, the egg was oozing perfectly and the pasta was extremely delicate. The sauce that you can see under the pasta at the bottom was indescribable. I mean really indescribable. I spent the whole time wondering what it was meant to be and I concluded that it was either celeriac or Jerusalem artichoke neither of which had retained any flavour. This course proved even trickier to get from plate to mouth without any cutlery.
I cannot say no to salted caramel. The saltier the better and for dessert: Chocolate Marquise, Salted Caramel and Peanut Butter Parfait. I have to say that the salted caramel was the best I’ve ever had, it was perfect. The marquise was gooey and chocolatey and the parfait was good if a little too frozen. I thought there was going to be a comedy moment where I went to procure myself a sliver of parfait only for it to fly off the plate, ricochet of the window and hit me in the forehead. Fortunately, I was spared this embarrassment and consumed my dessert with gusto. Or, at least I tried to while I waited for the cutlery to turn up.