Thursday, May 8, 2014

Brasserie Joel at Park Plaza Hotel

My work colleagues introduced me to Brasserie Joel at Park Plaza for lunch. My first impression was that it would be quite pricey but they have a two course set lunch menu for £11.95, which isn't bad for a hotel. I loved the decor in the restaurant, there was a beautiful olive tree, which was the centrepiece of the room. 

We arrived at 12pm and there was no one but us, I assumed everyone was out enjoying the sunshine. From the menu I chose the gilthead bream fillet, this was well seasoned and had a lovely crispy outer skin. When I pulled the fish apart the flakes were soft and melted in my mouth. Rather than a savoury dish I went for sweet and couldn't resist the chestnut macaroon with pistachio sorbet(wasn't mango). This was incredible, the macaroon had a creamy filling and cut in half like a hot knife through butter. The pistachio sorbet complimented it perfectly, I left no trace of the dessert on my plate.

Loved this wall wine rack
Gilthead bream fillet
Chestnut macaroon with pistachio ice cream

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