The day led way to night and we got ready for the big treat of the weekend - a meal at Michelin starred Alimentum, just outside the city centre. After much deliberation we opted for Alimentum over local (and 2 starred) Midsumer House for 2 reasons. 1) It was cheaper 2) Daniel Clifford came across as a grumpy sod on last years Masterchef the professionals and it put us right off him!
So, we arrived at Alimentum to be greeted by a fantastic New York style bar complete with gentle jazz piano in one corner. We had a drink in the bar before being escorted to our table.
|Olive crisps with orange mayonnaise|
We opted for the Al a Carte menu which is priced at £36 for 2 courses or £49 for 3 courses. The menu is clean and simple with ingredients listed out leaving everything to the imagination!
The Amouse Bouche was a parsnip veloute with salted caramel popcorn. The popcorn was a surprise and worked well with the creamy parsnip sweetness.
|Parsnip Veloute with popcorn|
Maybe next time we'll try Midsummer House after all.