After a round of cocktails tasting at The Aubrey Bar, we were invited to try dinner at The Kensington Hotel’s restaurant.
My first impression was the style of the dining room. I loved it. The deep green leather and wooden floors leant a richness to this library inspired interior.
There were also photos of Vivienne Westwood and Mick Jagger amongst others on the wall to add a sense of edge to this traditional interior.
As for the meal, delicious!
For starters, I had seared scallops with pea puree, pea shoots, broad bean and tomato broth. The bf chose the seared foie gras, fried duck egg, crispy pancetta and toasted sour dough.
Main courses involved, the slow pork belly, with wholegrain mustard mash, calvados apples for me and the fillet of sea bream, lobster crushed potatoes, confit cherry tomatoes and lobster sauce for the bf.
For dessert, yes I forced myself, I had the chocolate and pistachio mousse with glazed cherries and cherry sorbet whilst the bf picked the warm figs, honey ice cream with walnuts and honeycomb.
With our starters, we sipped on glasses of Pinot Grigot and for our mains, we selected a bottle of Malbec. Alessandro from The Aubrey Bar then delivered a couple of martinis as a parting gift. Mine was called Le Mari Jaloux, which was made of Calvados, vanilla syrup, caramel syrup and double cream. Compared to a White Russian, this cocktail was relatively guilt free!
To help celebrate my first Twitter birthday, The Kensington Hotel are giving away a dinner for two. Click here for more details.