I've got a few more posts to make from, erm, last year (whoops!) and here's one of my favourites. Everyone who knows me knows I love my food and as a special treat to myself before I left London (literally the day before I left), I went to The Ledbury for a long lunch. It's only the 14th best restaurant in the world doncha know. Now... Let me relive the best meal of my life (not kidding - every dish was amazing).
Goats curd on squid ink cracker
Cheese and bacon brioche - this was mind blowingly amazing and I had to stop myself from eating all of the bread every time they brought the bread tray around.
Amuse Bouche - quail egg on mousse (was it mushroom?)
Ceviche of hand dived scallops with radishes, seaweed and herb oil and frozen horseradish
Flame grilled mackerel with avocado, celtic mustard and shiso - one of my favourites!!
Hampshire buffalo milk curd with saint-nectaire, Iberico ham and a broth of grilled onions
Fillet of brill with sweetcorn, razor clams and ginger - this was another favourite!
Breast of quail with walnuts, cepes and figs
Short rib of ruby red beef (cooked for 8 hours) with baked celeriac, bone marrow and grated english wasabi
Pre-dessert - somewhat like a mandarin Eton Mess. Mandarin granita and ice cream and meringue yum yum yum.
Mille-feuille of mango with kaffir lime ice cream.