L'Etranger RestaurantLondon | United Kingdom

  • added: Aug 26 2010
  • author: foodsketches
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L’Etranger is a unique restaurant in London that experiments with French and Japanese cuisine side by side. Its Executive chef, Jerome Tauvron, exudes creativity and style in all of his dishes. He is constantly searching for new flavours and combinations; he is also known for being brave with exotic spices, which is a trademark of many of his masterpieces. The menu changes every day and contains a good mix of signature dishes as well as new seasonal creations.

L’Etranger is a unique restaurant in London that experiments with French and Japanese cuisine side by side. Its Executive chef, Jerome Tauvron, exudes creativity and style in all of his dishes. He is constantly searching for new flavours and combinations; he is also known for being brave with exotic spices, which is a trademark of many of his masterpieces.

The menu changes every day and contains a good mix of signature dishes as well as new seasonal creations. Some of the signature dishes are caramelised black cod in miso (texture is so tender that it melts in your mouth); tuna spring rolls with ginger and coriander (an explosion of fragrant oriental flavours); foie gras trio and death by chocolate as an ending note to a gourmet dinner...

In order to surprise your palate we recommend to  go for a selection of seasonal traditional and more Japanese influenced dishes. It all comes to personal preferences. I, for example, cannot live without oysters served with three different sauces; and my little secret is that I ask for old combinations that I prefer more than what the chef currently has on the menu. Scallops tartar with karasumi & summer black truffles is another delicate starter. In terms of the main course I am always torn between meat and fish: char grilled wagyu fillet with truffle mash and summer salad or caramelised black cod in miso. Both are done to perfection! Desserts are always very tempting, not to mention the beautiful presentation. If you still have some room left, then I would encourage to try the chocolate selection called “death by chocolate” (be warned that you should have sufficient space left!). If you are looking for something more delicate and light then I would suggest lychee granite with lemongrass and shiso jelly.

The wine list of L’Etranger deserves special attention. It is sporting over 1,000 bins; wines can be found from countries as diverse as Brazil and Turkey, yet maintaining strong links with more established countries, in particular France, Italy, Australia and The United States of America. If you are looking for new discoveries or would like a wine pairing for your meal, do talk to the sommelier of L’Etranger. Wine pairing is one of the essential philosophies of the restaurant. Everything revolves around creating a perfect gourmet experience.

Restaurant ambience also plays an important role in creating a relaxed yet very stylish atmosphere. Designed by Andy Martin, the sophisticated minimalist décor of grey, oak flooring and subtle lilacs provides the perfect stage for experiential flavours of French and Japanese masterpieces. Get ready to be surprised and spoiled with impeccable attention!

 
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  • Gerhard : Aug 26 2010 15:06

    "Death by Chocolate" is to die for!

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