The 12 course ” Menu Surprise ” at David Everitt Matthias – Le Champignon Sauvage restaurant.
I had already studied chef David everitt – matthias cooking techniques and style from his two cook books full of recipes from his restaurant “Le Champignon sauvage” down in Cheltenham.I say “down” because its quite a long way down to eat there… 5 hours down exactly.Quite a long drive for dinner but what the hell , it`s Michelin 2 star , he`s a cracking chef, his food looks amazing and if it makes me smile and feel happy then it`s all well worthwhile…..so its bags packed, my fave c.d on, and off down the M6 motorway.
David learned his craft from one of the fantastic old school 3 star French chefs , Pierre Koffmann at his London restaurant Le Tante Claire in London.He opened his Cheltenham restaurant in 1987 and since that day he hasn`t missed a service..that`s dedication.I had read quite a few reports about the restaurant and also studied the 3 and 4 course menus and managed to whittle down myself a nice 4 course dinner choice for my night in the restaurant.What i really didn`t expect was Davids offer to “cook for me” and after quickly browsing the menu , i was told to hand it back and the good news that i was in for a treat…. 12 courses and Davids “Menu Surprise” would be heading my way.
So here`s the meal , start to finish, exactly as it came to us.I`m not going to start telling stories about the decor , what other guests were talking about or the weather outside.Ill just let the photos speak for themselves and let you enjoy a little trip into the food of “Le Champignon Sauvage” ….Enjoy.