After being impressed by En Place's first pop up at 6/8, I was really keen to attend another. I was busy for the June and July pop ups so I was really excited to see what had changed and improved for August.
Well. I enjoyed the first one but I cannot believe the step up in technique and quality between the first and fourth. Chatting to chefs Mike and Josh at the end, they said they'd had to keep it simple for the first one as they weren't used to the kitchen. Tasha, Edd and I were given the chance to pop our heads into the tiny kitchen too. They had two ceramic hobs and an oven as well as a fridge and freezer. Bear that in mind as you read through the review.
Edd and I paid £35 each for four courses as well as various extras.
We then had a palate cleanser of elderflower, apple, mint and lime. This was gorgeously fresh though I did suggest that it needed some gin...
Treats: Vanilla and strawberry marshmallow, coconut marshmallow and parkin with salted caramel mousse. The stand out on this plate was the salted caramel mousse- could I have a whole bowl please?
An amazing evening and at only £35 a head, a bargain too. What I like is that the chefs Mike and Josh come and chat to you and are happy to share their methods. They make it sound incredibly simple and easy but it shows their skill that it is, in fact, not. In the small amount of time between May and this pop up they have completely surpassed themselves and I am excited to see what they do next.
They aren't sure when the next pop up will be but they suggested that it may be at Two Cats in the Jewellery Quarter. As soon as I hear I will post about it- everyone needs to try En Place out.
Photos by Edd
I paid for my meal in full