Thursday, 5 November 2015

L'Autre Pied

Best of luck

raspberry, passion fruit and vanilla

When you this blog up, executive chef Andy Mcfadden has just moved on to become the new head chef at sister restaurant Pied a Terre. I have been eating at L'Autre Pied for 3 years now and I can definitely see the steady progress of Andy's cooking to make the 1 Michelin starred L'Autre Pied one of my favourite restaurants in London. So when the more upmarket Pied a Terre's head chef position became available, it was no surprise for me to see Andy step up to take on the role as well as appointed company director by founder David Moore. Below is my latest tasting menu experience at L'Autre Pied from last month while Andy was still the executive chef.

courgette, basil, frozen parmesan
brioche bun
cucumber, aged balsamic, creme fraiche, dill

The mackerel dish is one of my personal favourite from the restaurant, the cooking was faultless. It had a lovely sourness from the apple, adding a touch of freshness to the bold taste of the fish. The deer once again was top notch, exactly like from my last visit, powerfully rich meaty flavour with just a hint of lovely earthiness to it. The meat was really tender and worked so well with the lightly seasoned beetroot. The dessert of coconut rice pudding was a fun and interesting dish, the sweet cheese element along with the grainy tone of the sake added an unusual but fairy pleasant finish to the soft rice pudding.

mackerel, apple, fennel, celeriac
sea trout, brassicas, pink grapefruit, pearl barley
sika deer, beetroot, radicchio, cocoa
coconut rice pudding, sweet cheese, sake, lime

It was yet another really top notch dinner at L'Autre Pied, without any wine, the bill came to less than £50 per person to make it one of the very best value for money meal that I have ever had in London. The lightness of the meal with multi texture elements are what make it special. I hope L'Autre Pied will find a very talented chef very soon to keep on the high standard it has been achieving. Without a doubt, I will be visiting Pied a Terre in the near future to see what Andy and his team have got in store, I am sure it would be nothing but exceptional.

Food 4/5

Executive chef: 


What I paid: 

£42 per head with water

Average cost without drinks and services:

Lunch menu: £29
Tasting menu: £75

5-7 Blandford St, London, W1U 3DB

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