Cumulus IncJune 13, 2012
A repeat from my last visit (couldn’t help myself, it’s just. that. good), the tuna tartare, was once again brilliant. The thick and meaty tuna goes so well with those sweet peas, and visually it’s a beautiful dish.
From the charcuterie section we picked out a pheasant terrine with pickled rhubarb. Not bad, it had a delicate flavour and went well with a spot of mustard, though I would have preferred more of a gamey flavour to it. I think deep down I was hankering for some foie gras or bresola (sold out, unfortunately).
The dish of the day was the roast Aylesbury duck breast with toasted grains, lentils and quince. SO GOOD. Initially I thought that only five small slices of duck was a tad stingy, but it turns out that there’s more shredded duck in that beautiful warm salad, along with crispy, bubbly pieces of duck skin, puffed rice, walnuts, lentils, freekah, quince paste and various other seeds. To paraphrase Miss M, if there was a bag of this bird food-esque mix available, I’d buy about a kilo of it and eat it for lunch everyday. It was nutty and sweet and crunchy in all the right places, and the duck breast was cooked perfectly tender.
We also shared a salad of spiced eggplant with sheep’s milk yoghurt and pomegranate. It was similar to a baba ghanoush, I suppose, very smokey and with a soft, skinless texture. The yoghurt and the pomegranate provided tangy bursts.
More from my site
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY