and I had dinner at Vanilla Black last week.
Dried Yeast Ice Cream with Red Pepper and Almond Milk Purée
Avocado Brioche, Cured Yellow Peppers and Yeast Extract
Fried Mushrooms, Sweetcorn and Tarragon Sponge
Pickled Mooli and Crumbs
Espresso Macaron and Whipped Blue Cheese
Sweet Potato Ice Cream and Wine Syrup
There was also an amuse bouche which I think was Grapefruit Gel with Star Anise Foam.
The starter was delicious and I enjoyed the marmitey ice-cream.
From the main course I mostly remember the bright green pieces of sponge. I also tried some of obandsoller
's ash baked celeriac.
The dessert was also delicious. After reading about cheese that is eaten with coffee poured over it (kaffeeost), I had wondered if cheese and coffee could really go together, so there being coffee macarons with whipped blue cheese on the menu seemed like a good opportunity to try it. It surprisingly did work well!
I also tried some of obandsoller
's smoked paprika fudge and builder's tea ice-cream.
I really enjoyed the food at Vanilla Black and it was good to catch up with obandsoller