What is it ? – Cumbria`s jewel in the crown , 10\10 in the good food guide , 2 Michelin stars and Cumbria life magazine`s Restaurant of the year 2019.
Where is it ? – The tiny Cumbrian village of Cartmel in the South lake district….Blink and you`ll miss it.
Head Chef – Simon Rogan, trained under Jean Christophe Novelli , Alain Senderens at Lucas Carton in Paris and Marco Pierre White. He now has restaurants in Cartmel , London and Hong Kong.
What should I expect ? – Something very different for sure. A multi course seasonal menu based on Plants , Vegetables and Cumbrian produce grown on Rogan`s farm and foraged throughout the Lake District.
Must try dish – My personal favourite is the Cartmel Valley Venison in Coal Oil with Caper jam.
What will it cost me ? – It really isn`t cheap and most diners are there for a special occasion. Expect to pay upwards of £500 for 2 people. Up to 20 small courses (£155) and Wine flight (£80)
My thoughts – Go do lunch , it`s cheaper at £59 (10 courses)
What`s good ? – The fact that the whole experience is very different and you`re unlikely to get anything like it elsewhere in the U.K….. It`s a `one off`
Any Negatives ? – Only the one course of meat throughout the meal (which was also my highlight of the night)
Check out – If you`re into gardening then go visit the farm and be inspired.
Would I return ? – Yes, as soon as my numbers come up.
Kohlrabi Soup . Pear and Horseradish Leaf Oil.
Pork and Eel , Fermented Sweetcorn
Carrot and Crab with Buttermilk and Rose Tart.
Sea Scallop from Gairloch , Smoked Pike Roe.
Golden Beetroot , Yolk and Spices
Celeriac baked in Salt and Sugar Kelp with our Caviar
Arctic Char , Buckwheat and preserved Cucumber.
We had a little sample from the `non alcoholic` drinks flight.
Candisa Cabbage , Truffle and Wasabi Leaf.
Goosnargh guinea Hen , Salsify and Ragstone. Easily the stand out dish of the evening.
Ragout and Blackcurrant
Pear with Yoghurt and Apple Marigold
Cheese course (comes as an extra on the menu)
Caramel Teacake, Mint Stones , Peach
There`s a few really good country pubs in the village but take care as it`s too easy to go overboard before you get to Lenclume.
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We are booked for October its been 5 years since we last visited.Always a wonderful treat.Really enjoy your blog Thank you
Waouh the food looks so delicious.