Now’s the time to check out Crafthouse because they’ve got an offer that’s simply too good to miss…
This summer, Crafthouse is cooking up a delectable 5-course chef’s tasting menu and you can get it for just £30 with a glass of Chandon. It will bring together the flavours of summer in new and exciting ways, as Executive Chef Lee Murdoch serves up a string of beautifully crafted dishes that defy expectation. This is your chance to turn your next evening out into a culinary adventure, and all for a surprisingly low price, so snap it up while you can.
Hand-crafted dishes from a world-class chef (for a bargain price)
Crafthouse has earned itself a reputation as one of the city’s most prestigious fine dining institutions. Behind the scenes, Murdoch is immersed in an endless cycle of innovation. He’s constantly experimenting to find new flavour combinations that will challenge you to see past the conventional to the exceptional. And there’s no better way to experience it than with his chef’s tasting menu.
He starts with his suppliers, using fresh, seasonal produce as his inspiration – which is why the menu changes on a near-daily basis. If he can get his hands on a fresh, fragrant batch of sweet cicely, in that short 4-week window when it’s in season, he’ll throw out the menu just so he can give you a taste of those unique flavours.
And if one dish changes, the others will too because there’s a natural flow to his tasting menus. Each dish complements the last and leads you into the next, as you work your way through 5 courses of artfully prepared and beautifully presented food.
Try this 5-course summer tasting menu for just £30
As you’ve probably guessed, the menu is subject to change, but we caught up with Murdoch to find out what’s on it right now, and it’ll give you an idea of what’s to come.
This is a chance to try something you’ve never had before and the first dish on the menu is the perfect example. ‘Pillow’ is the name they’ve given to their home-baked Arabic-style bread. They prove the dough for 24 hours to create this crunchy, hollow roll, which is filled with chicken liver pate and garlic mousse, then served with a slither of pickle to cut through those rich flavours and prepare your palate for the culinary adventure ahead of you.
Broccoli & summer squash velouté is up next. They’ve combined two of the season’s most vibrant vegetables to create a summery dish with a few surprises in store. Their light, frothy velouté is brought to life with pickled strawberries, earthy Josper-grilled celeriac and blue cheese beignet.
That will lead you on to the salmon, a dish that, at first glance, sounds relatively conventional. They’ve combined pan-roasted salmon with squash, gnocchi and parmesan foam, but all is not what it seems. You see, they don’t roll their gnocchi, instead they make a light batter, so when they poach it in butter stock, it puffs up into a wonderfully light and fluffy dumpling. Flavoured with parmesan and truffle, it’s a delicious alternative to the norm.
The next dish is an exercise in versatility. They’ve created three very different takes on chicken – serrano ham-wrapped breasts, buttermilk chicken thighs and mini pies with a mushroom, tarragon and white wine sauce. Served together, they utilise every part of the chicken, and while each one is different from the next, the flavours all work together to take the dish to the next level.
And finally, to finish, you’ve got a twist on a classic. It’s a homage to summer strawberries, with layers of jelly, fresh strawberries and vanilla sponge, topped with a strawberry marshmallow, dipped in strawberry chocolate. It doesn’t get more British than that.
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This is a very special dining experience, so there are only limited places available each night and they’re likely to go very fast indeed. So book your place now to guarantee your spot – it’s easy, just fill out the form below, pay through our secure online checkout and follow the instructions in your email.