Last week I popped into Soho for an afternoon catch-up where Alix and I enjoyed Yauatcha’s fantastic cocktails. I had the Cha la lai which includes Belvedere vodka, black grapes, oolong tea, apple juice and Champagne whilst …
… Alix had the Guava Bellini.
And it dawned on me how ideal dim sum is for a mid-afternoon treat. Light, tasty and perfect for sharing, I’m starting to see it as an alternative to afternoon tea.
And even though we are in the middle of summer I loved seeing the steaming small plates arrive. Maybe it evokes the familiar feeling of home cooking (albeit a Michelin starred feeling) or perhaps it is the sense of freshness as well as quality that presides over each dish as it arrives; swiftly reassured by every first bite into each dumpling.
But by the time dessert arrives, in this case the raspberry delice with raspberry, Madirofolo chocolate, lychee, I remember what a special place Yauatcha is. For example, slicing into this cake is encountering chocolate heaven. Every mouthful is culinary bliss and it is difficult to leave it unfinished. That would be a sin.
Located in the heart of Soho, Yauatcha’s stylish dining room has a laid back atmosphere that is matched by impeccable service. I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I last visited.
Yauatcha, 15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0DL
Disclaimer: I was Alix’s guest for this delicious catch-up. Thank you Alix! x