So, my (soon to be) brother-in-law is a dab hand with food. He works at Albert and Michel Roux's 'Roux at the Landau' which is nestled in a beautiful dining room at the infamous Langham Hotel, Mr D and I popped in to see him last night for a date night to FINALLY celebrate our home!
Although this will be somewhat of a biased review, I, much like his mum, think's he is the bees knees as a chef and for a big guy Jamie, Head chef Chris King, Oli and the rest of the kitchen cook some of the most de-licious, refined food and delicately plate up their labours looking as pretty as a picture.
The Landau dining room is stunning, vast and grand. If you get there early, in fact, I INSIST you do. Head to the world famous Artesian Bar in the hotel, even at 6pm on a Wednesday the room was flying high with atmosphere and happy customers. The mixologists there are simply mesmerising and the way they serve up their cocktails is both innovative and just beautiful. On this occasion however, I had a very simple, but refreshing, prosecco.
The entrance to the restaurant is quite dramatic. A hallway showcasing some of the most exquisite wines they have to offer...
This is a restaurant for fine dining and you certainly feel special here. Intimate booths are cleverly positioned so that you feel completely on your own whilst wait staff quietly buzz around you. The restaurant is well known amongst critics for it's excellent service and you definitely notice this when dining at a Roux establishment.
Jamie kindly served up a mini tasting menu so we could taste as much of the kitchens fabulous skills as possible. Thus making this an even better blog as you lucky people get to see lots of the incredible food...
A fantastic selection of in house made bread is presented... I went for the white bread, fig roll.
We kicked off our feast with scallop with raisins and capers. An incredibly plump, well cooked scallop went perfectly well with the sweet 'sauce' that accompanied.
Foie gras on a savoury scone, cherries and a sweet jus.
Mackerel for me, with beetroot and what I think were bits of fried Serrano ham - amazing
Guinea foul, truffle and boudin blanc for Mr D...
Followed by a rather scrumptious rabbit 'pie' for Mr D...
And a perfect Halibut and delicate hand made pasta 'bows'
Pudding was next up (thankfully as I was near to popping!)
Refreshing panna cotta, as a palate cleanser for the two of us...
Followed by some breath taking(ly) beautiful desserts...
Caramel choux bun (I think!!)- one of those 'oh my god' moments with every mouthful, just incredible!
And the prettiest
And finally... our night caps... (not needed as we paired wine with each course!!)
The front of house team are so accommodating (Franco is wonderful!) and we cannot forget the kitchen never faltering to amaze us - thank you.
Cost: Minimum £70pp without pairing wines.