Me and my friend Kim, a fellow lover of good food, try to make a monthly appointment in our diaries to make the most of some of the great offers on toptable. It gives me the chance to visit places that I would never be able to afford otherwise and…everyone loves a bargain. So far, courtesy of Toptable I’ve visited Maze Grill, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Babylon at the Roof Gardens and last but most definitely not least, a cheapy but definitely one of the best…Ziloufs.
Last night we ventured to the 28th floor of the Hilton on Park Lane to visit Galvin at Windows and what a view we had from those windows! I think I could get used to sitting, watching the sun set over Buckingham Palace, being treated like a princess by being personally guided to the ladies, having my chair pushed in for me and all the while being served the most amazing morsels of food. We had the set menu of 3 courses for £35.
The whole experience was kicked off with an amuse bouche courtesy of the chef of pea puree in a shot glass topped with mashed potato and served with a minature silver spoon. I’m not really doing it justice but I can assure you it was absolutely delicious! I’m not usually the type to be overcome by shyness but I wasn’t sure it was the ‘done thing’ to take photos of your food in such classy establishments. However, the moment didn’t last long and for the rest of the meal I was snapping away so I could share the experience with you….
For starter we both chose the Roast spiced quail, baked potato foam, confit leg & French bean salad
Followed by the Roast fillet of Loch Duart salmon, wild black rice, broccoli & vanilla velouté for me
and the Confit belly of organic pork, lentils du Puy, Vichy carrots,
cinnamon & clove scented jus for Kim
By the time the deserts were rolled out I was getting a little bit over excited but I think you’ll agree that the Caramelia ganache, mango & pineapple minestrone even manages to look yummy when blurry 🙂
and Kim had the mascarpone cheesecake, hibiscus syrup & blood orange sorbet
and it didn’t end there…..we were brought petit fours and finally a whole jar of home made lime and raspberry marshmallows.
I would highly (no pun intended) recommend Galvin at Windows – every mouthful was a dream and I left with with an extremely satisfied palate and apetitite and definitely think it was worth every penny! The only problem is now I’ve realised I’ve got an apetite for how the other half live…roll on the next Toptable deal!