Wednesday, 19 February 2014

QUO VADIS

This week I had lunch for the first time at Quo Vadis. I really like the entrance decoration with a massive table and a floral selection on top of it. 
My friend and I didn't have any booking but we manage to get a table, the staff was very friendly from the hostess at the entrance to our waiter.
Decoration on the table was quite simple but very cute, table cloth and flowers. 
To start I opted for the spalla served with pear and fennel salad while my friend had the salt cod, sea kale and butter sauce. I found the balance of the sweet pear and salted spalla very interesting. It was very good, and light, I will keep in mind this recipe to try it again at home. My friend really enjoy his starter, especially the butter sauce which was according to him excellent. 
 Spalla, pear & fennel salad
 Salt cod, sea kale and butter sauceAs a main course my friend took the onglet, when the dish arrived he thought the meat was a bit more cooked than what he requested. At the end it didn't really matter as the meat was very good and tender. He discovered something new with this dish : pickled walnut! 
 Onglet, pickled walnut and horseradish
We shared sprout tops, savoy cabbage and herbs side with our main courses.
 Sprout tops, savoy cabbage & herbs
I opted for the smoked fishcakes served with chipsand aïoli as a main course.This dish was excellent, only disappointment is that leaves in the plate would have been better with some dressing (vinaigrette). I don't usually like big chips as most of the time they are not well cooked but those one were fantastic, crispy and cooked.  
 Smoked haddock fishcakes and aïoli
 Chips
As a dessert we shared a almond tart, figs and mascarpone. Which was I think a stupid idea... it was so good and also light, I regret I didn't have a full one just for myself.  The tart was served a little bit warm, it was delivious with figs and fresh mascarpone.
 Almond tart, figs and mascarpone
I had a great time at Quo Vadis. Decoration was simple but elegant, the food was good and interesting. The bonus is our waiter made us feel very comfortable. I will come back to Quo Vadis pretty soon. 

8/10
Quo Vadis
26-29 Dean Street 
London W1D 3LL
Twitter: @QuoVadisSoho
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