@restaurant_journey – fine dining with a difference. This gorgeous new restaurant has recently opened in Cheltenham, I’d been seeing their creative 12 course tasting menu all over Instagram so I was very excited when they invited me to come and give it a try. From start to finish the experience was exceptional, each portion of the 12 courses (not to mention the complimentary gifts from the kitchen along the way) were just the right size to capture the flavours and uniqueness of each dish, small enough to leave you wanting more in anticipation for the next dish but big enough to leave you feeling comfortably full at the end of the night.
Each course was delivered beautifully from a clearly well trained, professional, polite and friendly team who gave a break down of each dish, explaining exactly what was infront of you – I really enjoyed this aspect of the experience – delicious and educational!
Here’s what we ate at Restaurant Journey:
Dragons Breath – Wasabi and Nori Popcorn
Bread & Tea – Shokupan Bread – Wagyu Bone Marrow Butter – Phở Tea
Mushroom & Marmite – Shitake mushroom, house cep marmite, Wild mushrom emulsion, glazed button mushrooms, shitake & yuzu gel
*Gift from the chef* Osetra Caviar & White Chocolate Mousse
Thai Scallop – Seared Cornish scallop, Thai green curry, apple, corriander oil, micro corriander
Malaysian Prawn Laksa – Indian Ocean king prawn, Malaysian laksa curry, nori, Thai corriander
Singapore Chilli Crab – Glazed crab claw, chive & garlic oil, dill oil, puffed wild rice, nori, coriander
Miso Cod Charred Kale – Marinated black cod – pickled daikon – sea salt air – miso aioli
England V Japan Wagyu -English wagyu sirloin, Japanese A5 wagyu sirloin, king oyster mushroom, celariac puree, roasted pearl onions, nahm jim, beef bone jus
*Gift from the chef* Orkney Rock Oyster – Leek velouté, crispy leek, tarragon Oil
Scrambled Egg & Bacon – Bacon & Egg nitro creme anglaise, candied honey roast bacon
White Chocolate & Tofu – White chocolate & tofu mousse, fermented black bean syrup, feuilletine
Yuzu & Coconut – Yuzu meringue, coconut sorbet, mango coulis, lemon verbena oil
Petit Fours – Served with coffee
Restaurant Journey – Cheltenham
I highly reccomend this amazing experience if you’re looking to treat yourself or a loved one. The 2 chefs clearly take great pride in their food and the experience as a whole which was lovely to see and expereince.