Our idea to head to La Cave a Fromage for lunch was simply to try something a little different. We normally try and squeeze in 4 restaurants on our London weekenders and because we were dining at Marcus Wareing that same evening we opted for something that would be easy on the stomach and set us up for 20 or so courses at our 8pm slot in The Berkeley.( click here to see the meal )
This wonderful little discovery hit us perfectly square in the `comfort zone` , it really isn`t geared up for diners as it`s simply `a shop`.There`s 5 or 6 small tables squeezed into a tiny area of the room.These tables are set aside for walk in customers ( although we booked ) to sample the delights of the establishment and to sit and observe the day to day running of this busy little place which is just over the road from South Kensington tube station.
The photo below is what we were served at La Cave.The slate on the left is a house selection of various meats and the slate on the right is the Cheese.We just left it to the staff to choose for us and what you see is what you get….wonderful. Oh and a huge basket of bread…did i mention that this was a light lunch ?
Country style house Pate with Foie Gras.
The meat plate , Terrine / foie gras , Cured salted Duck breast , Bresaola , Salami and Parma style Ham.
Not the best looking piece of Cheese but Ohhh boy did it taste good with the wine.
Perfectly aged Brie with Truffle and Truffle Honey….Made in Heaven…a closed eyes moment believe me.
Our selection of Cheeses , we were instructed to start with the Goats cheese and work our way around the plate in order to enjoy them at their best.I believe the Orange accompaniment to be Quince jelly.
These little beauties were the house `Cheese Macarons`, various flavours and fillings.
Ahhhhh …..Now we`re talking….My all time favourite.
Totally spoiled for choice , Cheese , meats , salamis….How good of a treat would this be for a weekend at home ?
Not sure where the bread was made but it`s for sale in the shop and also used for the Tasting selections.
Now for the price….Mmmnnnnn well hey , I`m still not sure here so i went and checked up on other foodie blogs. We got the slate of Charcuterie and we got the slate of Cheeses…and the Breads. We also got 3/4 different glasses of wine each to accompany the meal….and the bill if i remember correctly was £28….all in. This also corresponds with the other reports online so i can only assume its correct….ish. If so then Jeez man….get your backsides round there as it`s amazing value.
Please correct me if i`m wrong and i`ll right it. Needless to say….we made a quick exit….but shall return without a doubt.