I saw this deal on Groupon – a 7 course tasting menu at L’Autre Pied – and thought it to be such a steal! I got one that’s good for 4 coz it would be a nice experience for my housemates and I to have together. I tend to see them only in house clothes while we all hang out in the kitchen. So it’d be a pretty cool change! After booking and confirming online,
I we chose to go there for a weekend lunch. I We decided to dress up a bit. Basically, from how we hang out in the kitchen, everything else is dressing up! :D
Arriving there after a few minutes walk off Baker Street station, we were ushered to our table after a quick check on their list. Once we got settled in – and ordered some drinks – the food basically started arriving. What I enjoy most about multi course meals is that the table won’t be cleared until after everyone is done. Because we were eating at different speed, I think we had a good pace and didn’t feel stuffed but a good kind of full. We ended up staying there for 3hours!
Here’s a recap of our meal. I thought it started just alright. But as we progressed, it’d always be better than the last and we all agreed that it ended on high notes! <3
Butternut, parsley, espelette and grated chestnuts. All the while, they kept offering us baskets of freshly baked bread and it was oh so good! Housemates got themselves a glass of wine while I, uhmm.. had hot choco! :D
Second course was baked heritage beetroots, with radish, creme fraische and rose
Next up was charred Cornish cod, St. Austell mussels, buttermilk and lovage.
Fallow deer, coco, stout, onion, and blackberry was our fourth plate.
Heading towards the end of the meal, we were given a selection of cheese: blue cheese, hard cheese, soft cheese
Pre dessert was banana mousse. Really really good!
Clementine cheesecake, bitter lemon, and clementine sorbet for our seventh plate!
Blueberry gin and amaretti biscuits to end it with a bang! These two were in such contrast from the flavour to even temperature! The blueberry was chewy and reminded me of Turkish delights – sweet with a hint of tang in it. The amaretti, I totally love! I wasn’t expecting it to be warm too and it had a nutty flavour. Mmmm! <3
I would definitely recommend this to friends and would be happy to go back! :D