My friend ordered the duck breast, whose arrival to the table was almost theatrical in its bloodbath of beetroot in which lay its heart. Honey sweetened the dish further but was well countered by the alkaline of the Earl Grey tea purée.
A palette cleanser following our main course was a little esoteric and while we certainly discussed it, I doubt we would have asked for seconds. It was a (fortunately) small, slightly savoury and frozen, Indian rice dish, which both looked and tasted slightly peculiar.
Onto the desserts, these were similarly off-piste. We tried the “Jaal 75%” of which the normal chocolate and banana components were just that and very pleasant, while its attention grabbing madras curry sauce added little benefit otherwise. The “Roasted Corn” was all about the cherries, and I understand very tasty however by the time it got to me, there was little left. A good sign one might say and on the whole a solid finish to a satisfying, diverse and thought-provoking dinner.
Our meal for four came to just over $4000 including 2 bottles of moderately priced wine.
Aberdeen Street Social
PMQ, G/FI, 35, Aberdeen Street