This Summer has been gastronomic and I am really grateful to be able try out so many new openings and revisiting some of my favourite places.
One of the place I revisited was Galvin La Chapelle. Over the Summer they offered their Galvin Gastronomic 5-course menu for £29. It included Galvin’s signature dishes including two of my favourite dishes, their Dorset crab lasange and soufflé.
The Galvin gastronomic journey started with the Parfait of Goosnagh duck liver, Rhône peaches & pain d’épices. The duck liver parfait was light in flavour and creamy in texture. It went well with its friend, toasted bread. The slice of peach pair well with the parfait to make a good mouth cleanser.
The second course was my beloved Lasagne of Dorset crab, beurre Nantais & pea shoots. I was intrigued to see if it was as good as the one I had at their other restaurant, Glavin Bristrot de Luxe. The verdict is it did not disappoint and was as gorgeous as I remember. The dish was full of flavour and the combination of the lasagne, crab meat with the light sauce worked well.
It was follow by our third course which was the Pot roast suprême of Landes corn fed chicken, risotto of girolles & soft herbs. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this dish, as I am skeptic about ordering chicken especially the chicken breast as it tend to be dry. But this chicken was beautifully moist.
The fourth course was the Fourme d’Ambert, grape chutney & walnuts. You will need to love your strong cheese to appreciate this dish.
For the final and fifth course was the Raspberry soufflé, Valrhona chocolate sauce. It was beautiful to watch our waiter split open the soufflé and pour the valrhona chocolate sauce in to it.
The soufflé was light and the sharpeness of the raspberry was balanced out by the chocolate sauce.
We did have an additional course which we did not need after the 5 course gastronomic feast. But a birthday is not one without a birthday cake and we ordered one directly from Galvin La Chapelle.
It was a chocolate sponge cake which was an indulgent and just thinking about it while I am writing this make me want to have a piece now.
The layer of sponge and cream was just perfect and although the cake looked rich it was not at all. The sweetness was just right for me. Even the birthday boy was impressed and said it was the best birthday cake he had this year!
Previous review of Galvin La Chapelle: https://chechemui.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/galvin-la-chapelle/
(Not sponsored. Menu and prices are correct at the time of visit)
Galvin La Chapelle
35 Spital Square,