I thought I’d try and redeem myself by retrospectively adding a few things that I had not added to the site last year.
In addition to J&L’s blog on our trip to Portugal and Seville. D and I have added the unbelievable menu we were blown away by at elBulli Hacienda Benazuza. Ferran Adria is truly THE KING OF GASTRONOMY! The dates are when each dish was created ; This is the taster menu we had……FANTASTIC….
Mojito Co2 2001
Candied nuts with honey 2005
Spherical olives 2006
False sea cucumber 2004
Hydrated walnut with mayonaise 2004
Carrot Knots 2007
Hazelnut in textures 2003
Black olive and Cauliflower Skewer 2007
Tuna tartare 2007
Iced tomato 1996
Bread of Cheese 2003
Crab Thigh 2007
Tangerine gelee 2003
Spherical mushroom croquet 2007
Iberian ham”mollete” 2006
Melon with ham in suspension 2006
Cru watermelon 2005
Potatoes foam with truffle crown 1998
Spherical yoghurt knots with king size prawns 2005
Scallops with beetroot ravioli 1995
Crazy “salmorejo” 2006
“Ajo blanco” with crab ceps and asparagus 1989
Hake fish with spinach in chick peas 2006
Beef sirlion with peso auce 2007
Candied olive oil 2006
Kumquat sorbet 2006
Black sesame biscuit with coconut soup 2007
Sponge with Tangerine and lavender 1989
Every course ……..had!!!!!!
Wines were suggested by the sommelier and yummy.
There are 3 other restaurants within the hotel bar/tapas. Breakfast is a true Michelin 2 star experience, best breakfast I’ve ever had by a country mile!! Day beds, incredible pool and lounge area ensured a 5 star rating is well earned.
Then moving on……
The little fish restaurant in Faro mentioned by J&L is called Marisqueira a real find.
Additionally I would definitely recommend the following;
Awana Malaysian Restaurant in London, amazing food.
Serigio’s Itallian restaurant in Great Titchfied St., London is now my favourite mid range Italian in London, definitely worth a visit!
North of the border I finally managed to visit the legendary Witchery in Edinburgh with some business colleagues. The food is fantastic as you would expect but the real star was the place itself, on the Royal Mile and “underground”. There were 10 of us and we had a great time but he Witchery is made for that romantic dinner so it’s n my list for D and me next time we’re in Edinburgh.
Last but definitely not least I had dinner at The Houses of Commons hosted by Adrian Bailey MP(menu below), I have to say it was the most amazing experience to be in the corridors of power and history.
And that as they say is that.