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Under the Apron Strings: Dinner at Tamarind

This past week I have been traveling around the UK, enjoying some of the world class cuisine the region has to offer. One of the stand out dining experiences I have had so far has been at Tamarind.

Tamarind is one of the first Indian restaurants in the world to win a Michelin star, which it holds to this day, offering world-class Indian food in London.

Each dish on the “Gourmet Tasting Menu” offered something completely different and delicious and took us on a food journey all across India.

The meal started with the “Rajasthani Churi Chaat” – Indian street food, with sweet & tangy chutneys.

Next, were “Griddled Scottish Scallops” – mildly spiced red lentil & curry leaf sauce with a green apple salsa topped with oscietra caviar.

Then we had “Bell Pepper Chicken Tikka” – light, creamy chicken tikka laced with mixed bell peppers.

The “Coconut & Chilli Seabass” with coconut & fresh chilli glaze, dehydrated black olives & salmon roe salsa was absolutely divine!

The red chili jam made this crispy lobster really stand out.

This char-grilled lamb chop with new season lamb, spiced marinade & pistachio crust was perfectly rich.

With our steamed rice and naan, we had “Kerala Prawn Curry” infused with aromatic spices and “Hyderabadi Dal Katli” (red lentils & spinach, tempered with mustard & curry leaf).

The meal ended with warm fondant, bitter chocolate fondant with a liquid cardamom caramel centre, pistachio sabayon, and milk sorbet finding the perfect balance of sweet to close out the night.

Stay tuned for more travel adventures as Alton and I cook and eat our way across the pond!

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