It may be true that England’s native cuisine is not exactly the world’s most refined. But the British capital of London is one of planet earth’s great international cities, and it’s finest eateries are on par with any in the world.
This week England lends us one of it’s finest gastronomical wizards, as starting today Andrew Turner plays visiting chef in a week-long stint at The Carlyle Restaurant. Turner is the head chef of London’s legendary Wilton’s restaurant, which has been feeding elegant Londoners for 270 years.
Wilton’s is renowned for serving the finest oysters, seafood, wild fish and game to a clientele much like The Carlyle’s, including politicians, aristocrats, and various other distinguished personae.
The special Wilton’s a la carte menu at the Carlyle includes:
Pink Paris mushroom and truffle soup 16
Crab and avocado cocktail 24
Potted shrimps with Melba toast 24
Smoked wild Scottish salmon with cream cheese and beetroot 23
Seared Hudson Valley foie gras, smoked duck and apple 26
Maine lobster in a basil ‘Thermidor’ sauce 55
Sole ‘Diamond Jubilee’, cucumber and butternut squash 60
Poached halibut fillet, trumpet mushrooms, spring onion mash and carrot sauce 42
Corn fed chicken and confit leg pie, red cabbage and potato cake 36
Fillet of Angus beef, bacon, salsify and spinach 42
Chocolate fondant and mint sorbet 14
Neat and tidy Pineapple Pavlova 14
Cambridge cream, orange and coffee 14
Mango eggs 14
Cropwell Bishop Stilton 18
To taste British cuisine at its very best, call 212.744.1600.