After years of hearing about how amazing Le Caprice was, I finally went on my birthday weekend, which was a weekend of excellent food and drink, and company. Best one so far. So here is my experience at Le Caprice, on jazz night. Ideal!
Walking in from the blistering cold air into the Caprice was a sigh of relief and warmth. Although slightly early we did have to wait for our table to be cleared of the overly imbibed couple that clearly had spent quite a long time ordering from the bar.
Once settled down in the best table in the place (a shared opinion) and shuffled out of my jacket I looked at the menu in awe. Naturally I had tried to decide what I wanted before my visit but there were just too many delicious meals to choose from.
I decided on the sauteed razor clams with chorizo, capers and hedgerow garlic butter to start. It was simply…WOW. That is just something else isn’t it? The chorizo and clams were juicy and succulent, and capers just go with everything in my opinion.
I must admit the fragrant duck and pomelo salad with spiced cashews did look incredible. So if I’m lucky enough to go again I’d definitely like to try this.
For my main, I must admit I went a bit overload on the seafood this weekend, but what the hell I was getting treated! I had the roast fillet of cod with crispy proscuitto and mushrooms on a bed of cauliflower puree. I stand by what I say about mushrooms and seafood, for me, it just doesn’t work. But the fillet was thick and meaty and the crispy proscuitto complemented it wonderfully.
Now I don’t usually have a dessert when I eat out, but as I said, I was milking the birthday weekend. To my surprise I had this yummy little something brought out to me!
And after this we shared a sublime dessert of frozen berries with warm melted white chocolate sauce poured over them. I think this may be my new dessert! It’s a classic on the menu and I can see why.
Even if you go for drinks here, go on Jazz night, which is the first Sunday of every month. The saxophone and piano player are a winning combinaton, especially with a view like ours.