It was a cold December Saturday night in London and my first ever trip to Claridges for dinner. I was accompanied by a couple of my foodie friends ( David from the Critical couple blog and Kevin Finediningexplorer ).I `was` going to leave my camera at the hotel and have a blog free evening but seeing as though it`s surgically attached to my face I ended up taking it. Basically we were just heading there to support Simon Rogans new venture and to have a good old lads gossip and plenty of wine as this was the official start to my Xmas wind down.
The `Fera` xmas tree in all of its glory takes centre stage inside the restaurant.
So straight on to the food. We opted for the Tasting menu (£95) and also the accompanying wine flight selected by our Sommelier. Our Chef for the evening was Dan Cox who took up the position of Head Chef after spending the last few years up in Cumbria at Rogans flagship restaurant Lenclume in Cartmel.
Stewed Rabbit with Lovage.
Mackerel , Horseradish and Seaweed.
Smoked Roe and Red Cabbage.
Swede dumplings with Isle of Mull Cheese and Wiltshire Truffle.
Raw Veal , Oyster , Kohlrabi and Apple.
Prawns in Sprout leaves, Crispy Pork and Sunflower seeds.
Scallop , Carrots , Hazelnuts.
Sea Bass , Salsify , Razor Clams and Sea herbs.
Goosnargh Duck breast with Cabbage , Leek , Chanterelle , Mead and Juniper cream.
Cornish Lamb ,Sweetbreads ,Potatoes and Onions, Garlic Chives and Apple Vinegar.
Chocolate Malt nitro , Prune and Dandelion.
Figs, Gingerbread, Yoghurt.
Liquorice cake , Pumpkin and Whiskey , Elderberry Marshmallow , Hazelnut Jelly.
To view all of the photos from the menu then please CLICK HERE