Along with a glass of champagne we were served cashew and peanuts with sea salt and vinegar powder, but before we had too many, some canapés arrived - choux pastries filled with oozing cheese, and savoury biscuits and little cups filled with tasty creams.
Then came a tiny biscuit cone filled with truffle ice-cream sprinkled with crushed sesame and topped with a sherry reduction. Just a little taste, but intense.
This was our menu, which was only given to us as we left - so every course was a complete surprise before it was served. One course missing from the images is the Goosnargh Duck, which was eaten before I realised we hadn't taken a photo! Also missing is the little shot glass filled with Meadowsweet Panna Cotta topped with a Golden Delicious apple jelly.
|Cabbage Royale, coconut and curry en cocotte|
|Norwegian King Crab, Smoked Haddock, Granny Smith Apple|
|Scottish Scallop, Black Radish, Almond and Truffle|
|Line caught Sea Bass "à la Grenobloise"|
|Roasted Adour Foie Gras, Nashi Pear and Liquorice|
|Goosnargh Duck, Pumpkin and Passion Fruit|
|Chocolate Millefeuilles, Indonesian Basil Ice Cream, Star Anise.|
|Nougat with pistachio, cranberry, carrot and beetroot|
Hibiscus Restaurant, Mayfair, London