As a friend of mine is working front of house at Carousel currently I got a great tip to come try Mathieu Perez of Percherons. Carousel showcases different chefs every couple of weeks and Mathieu is there to 20th November for lunch and dinner sittings.
The menu for the evening – we can vouch first hand that Mathieu uses a blow torch to crisp up the pork belly (he set the smoke alarm off!)
I stuck to water and the aperitif of a pseudo Negroni using Grey Goose vodka – Nudge members get the cocktail for free with their membership!
We saw the bread coming out of the kitchen – warm from the oven, great sourdough with olive oil to dip – yum!
Not the most photogenic, but the squid ink pasta risotto was full of flavour – I’m now inspired to try this myself – watch this space!
Octopus with heritage beetroot – perfectly cooked octopus with a flavourful sear on the outside and one of my favourite veggies in three different colours (yes one was orange!)
Crispy pork belly with classic cauliflower purée and not so classic pickled celery leaves and clementine