Coo, where to start? Except that I hope to do a review in the Bicester Review as this amazing pop up is a total discovery. With Bicester growing so fast, Tanya Young may well find herself having to get bigger premises as word is going to get around rather fast!
In the fantastic surroundings of chef Tanya and John’s home we were treated to champagne and canapes before the most sumptuous five course menu.
Hard to describe here in a short review, but each course was inventive, distinctive and totally tasty. A guzzlable carrot and coriander soup with the thinnest carrot crisps – mmmmm – perfectly cooked asparagus and duck’s egg; Devon-sourced guinea fowl with confit legs and an amazing jus; the desert was a chocolate and orange confit delight – with desert wine – exceptional petits fours and all presented to us as though we were Masterchef judges, except that Emily never called us ‘guys’ once! She was a fabulous dining table attendant.
It was so lovely to have Tanya, John and Emily to join us for teas and coffees after kitchen had closed! It had it all – a great group of diners (we all got on so well!) a fantastic atmosphere, exceptional food, beautiful surroundings and in short a real gastronomic experience, thanks to a totally committed, dare I say it obsessed, perfectionist in the kitchen. We were eight very lucky diners…
Thank you Knife and Fork. I expect this to become a sell-out event on every occasion.