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Jinjuu Mayfair

Glazed English Short Ribs

#Jinjuu #Foodie #London

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A Great November

An excellent way to start the month was to visit my second home Haywards but this time for a great Cooking Demo with Chef Jahdre & pastry chef Rebecca who demonstrated the making of a delightful Salted Caramel Tart this was followed on the Sunday with another visit to the Jobbers Rest for a lovely family Sunday Roast . We continued the month with a fantastic lunch at the Typing Room where the food , wine & service was once again 1st class. Our next trip was back to Haywards but on this occasion they were joined by the head chef from Rubino Kitchen and created a amazing Tasting Menu to promote a great book for Essex Restaurants & Chefs and now to the end of the month and what a finale it was while staying at Claridges and enjoying there stunning food at breakfast the evenings were spent at two fantastic restaurants firstly at Jinjuu Mayfair for some amazing Korean food so glad we returned as the food is absolutely delicious then on the following evening it was one of the highlights of the year with a visit to Marcus at the Berkeley and with Marcus Wareing at the helm we new it would be excellent and indeed it was the food amazing along with the wine which perfectly matched each course and with top quality service the evening was a real treat and rounded of a fantastic month

See you in the festive month of December

Marcus

Amazing food , fantastic wine & excellent service I could probably stop there but I won’t because this was truly a delightful dining experience. Have long been a fan of Marcus Wareing and seeing him on the TV enhanced our decision to visit his restaurant. The restaurant itself is set in a fantastic location that is the Berkeley Hotel so you get warm & very friendly greeting on arrival you are then escorted through to the restaurant which at first glimpse is stunning and as you looked around all the tables were nicely situated. We were sat in this delightful little booth that form the outer part of the restaurant. You are then greeted by the head of Front of House and his manner really does set the tone for all members of staff who were all warm , friendly & very professional providing excellent service throughout the evening. Well I better move onto the food which was as fantastic as I thought it would be a truly outstanding 8 Course Tasting Menu that started with a stunning Mackerel dish and definitely the best I’ve ever tasted to be followed by the Orkney Scallop with a Roast Beef dressing. The next course was also amazing Sharpe’s Express 1900 potatoes with girolles , Tunworth Cheese & Truffle just magical our next course was a fabulous Octopus served with a Beef Tea to be followed by the Short Rib with Vindaloo Spices. So now we reach the Main Course and yes it was the highlight Herdwick Lamb , hispi cabbage & mustard simply stunning. Now on to desserts which started with a light Smoked Milk & Mandarin to be followed by a absolutely exquisite Toffee , Peanut , Milk Chocolate & Nougat literally heaven on a plate . A word now for the Sommelier who was very charming and certainly produced some amazing wine that matched each course perfectly and with a fantastic brandy to finish . This ended a stunning & memorable evening to which I will definitely look forward to experiencing again

MACKEREL , CORIANDER , CHIMICHURRI & CAVIAR

ORKNEY SCALLOP . VERBENA . ROAST BEEF DRESSING & APPLE

SHARPE’S EXPRESS 1900 . GIROLLES . TUNWORTH & TRUFFLE

OCTOPUS , CHESTNUT , PARSLEY & BEEF TEA

72 HOUR SHORT RIB . YOGHURT & VINDALOO SPICES

HERDWICK LAMB , HISPI CABBAGE & MUSTARD

SMOKED MILK & MANDARIN

TOFFEE , PEANUT . MILK CHOCOLATE & NOUGAT

#Michelin #Knightsbridge

Haywards & Rubino Kitchen

A great evening spent at Haywards to help promote a book about Essex restaurants & chefs featuring 20 great chefs from the wonderful county of Essex and as part of this Jahdre Hayward & Rob Horton decided to spend an evening at each others restaurant . They had a successful evening when Chef Jahdre visited Rubino so last night it was the turn of Chef Rob to visit Haywards and between them produced some great food for a fantastic evening . After enjoying some wonderful snacks it was in to the first course a Pumpkin Tortelli topped with crushed Amaretti Biscuits this was followed by a delightful Poached Trout & Red Cabbage Gazpacho . Then it was on to a delicious Smoked Haddock Scotch Egg with Raisins & Puffed Rice this lead us to the main course which definetly worth the wait amazing Veal Sweetbreads and a Parmesan Risotto before finishing with a heavenly Vanilla & Rhubarb Cheesecake. This rounded of a truly wonderful evening and great credit must go to both restaurants for getting together to promote this fantastic book. PUMPKIN TORTELLIPUMPKIN TORTELLI

POACHED TROUT & RED CABBAGE GAZPACHO

SMOKED HADDOCK.SCOTCH EGG

VEAL SWEETBREADS & PARMESAN RISOTTO

VANILLA & RHUBARB CHEESECAKE

#Epping #Maldon #Essex #EssexFeast