Launceston PlacePosted: June 19, 2010
We had read about up and coming chef Tristan Welch, and we decided to try his restaurant, Launceston Place in a lovely quiet neighborhood in Kensington, London. This was possibly the best meal of our trip. We chose the tasting menu. Here it is:
Third Course: West coast scallop roasted with aromatic herbs from the coast line. Cooked right in the shell it grew in. Just great!
Fourth Course: Celery sorbet, walnuts and apples. Surprisingly intense celery flavor, yet it worked as a palate cleanser.
Fifth Course: Denham Castle lamb, Charlotte potatoes, wild garlic. We thought the flavor was just perfect.
Sixth Course (Dessert): Rice pudding souffle, raspberry ripple ice cream. Who would expect rice pudding could be made into souffle? Creative, light, wonderful.
After dinner, we were presented with hand-made candies, which we took back to our hotel.