Friday, 12 August 2016

Eneko at One Aldwych

 Memories of the Bay of Biscay: oyster, crab and wild prawn tartare.

This was presented with a bit of theatre, something was poured through the lattice onto some seaweed from the Bay of Biscay. This produced an ethereal mist with a faint smell of the sea to complement the most delicious seafood and beautiful presentation.
The white wine is BizkaikoTxakolina one of the wines form Eneko and his uncle's winery.

Anchovy tempura wrapped in a cornet (the Fork Times!) with ginger and tomato granite

Basque style hake in tempura with red pepper sauce and parsley emulsion. Beautifully cooked succulent fish with a crisp tempura coating.

Potatoes in herb and txakoli ( a Basque sparkling wine) sauce with fried crisp egg yolks. The potato seemed similar to gnocchi, I would have preferred some new potatoes.

A selection from the sweet trolley.

Raspberry macaron with basil ganache

Basque vanilla pudding. Both deserts were served with Basque ice cream. It was made with sheep's milk and perfectly smooth and delicious.

Dappled sunlight from windows above bathes the natural materials of wood stone and copper and highlights the sweet trolley.the sweet trolley

Eneko is a new restaurant at One Aldwych near Covent Garden London. Opened at the beginning of August it is a new venture for Eneko Atxa whose restaurant in Bilbao has 3 Michelin Stars. Azermendi Restaurant
Menus for Eneko can be found here
The interiors are stylish with bespoke furniture made from Spanish wood.

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