The Ledbury

This summer, we were lucky enough to get a reservation at the Ledbury. It has two Michelin stars, and came in at #14 in the world’s 50 best restaurants in 2016.IMG_0500

As always, Hobbes opted for the standard tasting menu, and I asked for the vegetarian version. This strategy helps us sample a lot of food between the two of us 🙂

We started with 2 courses of amuse-bouche.

The vegetarian version.

The bread. The goat milk butter was to die for!

IMG_0511

The first course. Chilled Yellow Tomato Soup with Langoustine Jelly and Mustard Sorbet

IMG_0509

(V) Spring Vegetables – Pea and Lovage Cream, Parmesan, and Hazelnut Oil

IMG_0510

The second course. White Beetroot, Baked in Clay, Caviar Salt, and Smoked Eel

IMG_0513

(V) White Beetroot, Baked in Clay, Goat’s Cheese and Walnuts

IMG_0512

The third course. Warm Pheasant’s Egg, Celeriac, Arbois, Dried Ham and Truffle

IMG_0514

(V) Warm Pheasant’s Egg, Shaved Celeriac, Truffle Vinaigrette and Arbois

IMG_0515

The fourth course. Roast Scallops, Elderflower, Liquorice, and Fennel

IMG_0516

(V) Trompette Courgettes, Basil and Lemon

IMG_0517

The fifth course. Jowl of Pork, Apricot and Carrot Joice

IMG_0518

(V) Carrots Baked in Juniper, Apricot and Cracked Wheat

IMG_0519

The sixth course. Aged Pigeon, Cherries, Red Leaves and Vegetables

IMG_0520

(V) Roast Cauliflower, Jersey Royal Cream Cream, Girolles and Almonds

IMG_0521

Pre-dessert

IMG_0523

Desserts. Brown Sugar Tart, and Stem Ginger Ice Cream

And, finally, the mignardises.

The service was great. The staff compared notes so they could all carry a conversation forward from where their colleague left off. We found this very charming 🙂 Like all fine dining establishments, the portion sizes were small – but big enough to allow the flavors to explode in one’s mouth. We were quite full by the third or the fourth course and had to walk around to make room for more food.

The food was delicious, and the taste and the presentation were apt for their rating. The Ledbury was certainly one of the highlights of our London trip!

 

Advertisements
The Ledbury

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s