12 Jun 3rd anniversary of the Honey Restaurant in Hotel Gotham
I know it has taken me longer than usual to write about this fantastic experience, but it’s not because I didn’t enjoy it (it was beautiful!), it’s just that great events and new discoveries keep coming on and it’s hard to keep up. But let’s talk about my experience tasting Honey’s new menu.
Honey is the sixth-floor restaurant that serves Hotel Gotham guests, but it’s also open to the general public so if you fancy an award-winning culinary experience, this might be a good place to check out.
We started the evening with a white wine that Alessandro, Honey’s sommelier, paired with the first three dishes of the menu, and consequently we were served the first course.
The dish consisted in radish with butter, some pickled eggs and pickled apple and upon reading the components on the menu, I was quite intrigued by that combination. It’s definitely not like anything I’ve had before!
The butter was nice and creamy, and gave the radish a beautiful taste. The pickled apple was fab too, but the pickled egg was what sealed the deal for me! It was an incredibly interesting combination of flavours and textures that got me excited for the upcoming dishes.
I love all things pig related, as you probably already know by now, and this dish was no exception. The pig cheek was super nice and tender, and the delicious smoked flavour paired beautifully with a bit of sweetness from the cherry. Again, it was a delightful combination of flavours.
However, if I had to pick one dish as my favourite, it’d be the scallops. They were so tender and full of flavour, when you add that to the cucumber sauce with oyster mayo, you get an absolutely amazing and especially unique dish. My favourite by far!
Nonetheless, this lamb with gnocchi was also a tough competitor in the battle for the first place. It was as flavourful and tender as the scallops, and when paired with the wild garlic puree, you had a fantastic combination of flavours. The gnocchi was amazing, and I wish we could have had more of that!
By this moment Alessandro brought a full body Argentinian red wine which I quite enjoyed. I have to say I have a weakness for red wine, specially if it’s paired with a nice meal 😉
And then it was time for dessert!
The mix of textures was outstanding, and I think that’s what I enjoyed the most from this course. I seriously couldn’t believe how good it was when you get to mix all the components in a bite.
You know I’m more of a chocolate fan, but I still enjoyed the uniqueness of this dessert, so that has to count for something, right? 😉
Right before dessert, we had a chance to chat with the chef and learn the inspiration behind this menu. I was happy to hear that the dishes were inspired in this season’s flavours, and the overall aim of the restaurant is to represent Manchester’s quirkiness.
Seeing that each course surprised me with something different and unique, I’ll say I couldn’t agree more!
Overall, it was a nice evening and, specially being my first time visiting Honey, I enjoyed getting to see the restaurant, the hotel, and bit of the view you get from the sixth floor. My favourite part was, evidently, the food, but having a good time is just as important.
I hope this gives you a better view into one of King’s St luxury properties, and maybe gives you a good idea on what to do next time you’re celebrating something nice 😉 I don’t think you’d regret it.
That’s it for today, but please come back on Thursday for another foodventure in Manchester. In the meanwhile, make sure to follow me on social so you can see what I’m up to (later tonight I’ll have some interesting instagram stories for you!). You can find me on Instagram (@michellelovestoeat), Twitter (@mlovestoeat), and Facebook (@michellelovestoeat).
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