August at W5
Grilled Mackerel . Pickled Cucumber . Green Tomato . Salad Cream
An exquisitely refreshing starter. The line caught mackerel is cooked under the grill, creating a deliciously soft inner layer coated in a crunchy, crispy skin. Thin slices of pickled cucumber line the plate – adding a gentle salty and sour taste and delicate cuttings of raw green tomatoes bring hints of extra acidity and freshness as they are perfectly raw and untouched. A dollop of homemade salad cream add richness to the dish and the dressing of zesty pea shoots bring the this starter to life!
Brown Crab Rarebit . Dressed Claw Meat . Radish & Onion
A delicious mixture of brown crab, eggs, cheese and mustard is spread over grilled bread and then baked until it is wonderful golden brown. Flaked claw meat is sprinkled on to bring a cleaner and fresher taste to the richness of the dish and additions of raw radish and brind red onion create an exotic texture and spice. Filling and umptious, it is a perfect balance of luxurious richness and light zest emphasised by the refreshing salad the and the delightfully surprising taste of the mustard in the rarebit.
Baked Plaice . Broad Bean Hummus . Fennell
The baked plaice is served on the bone keeping it exquisitely moist and flavoursome and it is baked in brown butter to add depth of flavour and a rich, nutty texture. Divinely fresh broad bean hummus accompanies the plaice, creating a perfect pairing of zest and warmth. A vinegar, olive oil and raw shaved fennel salad garnishes the plate adding extra crunch and an exquisite aniseed flavour. The ultimate summer dish!
Sweet wine dressed peach . Almond Milk Granita
A petit bowl of sweetened almond milk mixed with honey to create a sorbet-esque texture serves as a base for slices of chopped peach, which soak gently – absorbing the flavour. The peach is dressed in sweet white wine which is flavoured with aramats and honey and star anise. Wine adds bitter and sweet notes to th to the flavour – sprinkles of toasted almonds dress the dessert bringing a subtle crunch and emphasise the flavour.
Summer Fruits Eton Mess
A classic British Seasonal, summertime dish. Crushed meringue is folded with whipped Devonshire cream and folded in a delicious summer fruit compote of stewed summer fruity rasberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries.