Is it too early to have an ‘Autumn Dish of 2018’?
I think the Crispy, Hot and Sour ‘Bang-Bang’ Cauliflower starter at The Dining Rooms Norwich, is mine.
This is the kind of starter that you wish you’d ordered three times; for Main and Dessert as well.
This tangy mountain of roasted cauliflower is studded with a lovely homemade ‘kimchi’ relish that is rich, sweet and tangy. Smoky, roasted almond puree lends a creamy quality that lingers on the palate. A nutty, comforting friend to the heat that sizzles and shimmers in all of this roasted vegetable’s crispy crevices.
Cauliflower just got very exciting. It sounds good, it looks good, it tastes amazing.
The rest of my meal was also really well-conceived and tasty.
A lovey piece of steak cooked perfectly. Gloriously chunky chips. I love a good béarnaise sauce and this one was so rich with salty butter, it verged on tasting cheesy. However, it was balanced by a hefty, fragrant amount of fresh tarragon and a side of lemon-dressed leaves.
Hello, little Baked Alaska ❤ the bonfire crackle of popcorn crumb sang on this dish. I’d have loved a slightly crisper meringue and some kind of fruity element to cut through the sweetness, but was not disappointed by a buttery biscuit base and creamy homemade ice cream. Phwoar.
Special shoutout to front of house; the service was friendly and knowledgeable, utterly professional and really welcoming.
Check out The Dining Rooms, this Autumn and pop into Cinema City to watch a film, while you’re there.
Visit The Dining Rooms at Cinema City St. Andrews Street, Norwich NR2 4AD or check out their insta @diningroomsnrw