This is Meet Eat And Drink’s fourth visit to Alexandrie Restaurant on Kensington Church Street. The food has taken on a unique transformation, and I have tasted flavours never quite experienced before.
Before the entrée, I had a Hendricks gin and tonic aperitif accompanied by spicy flatbread with hummus and baba ghanoush dips. The entrée was ratatouille with halloumi. I make ratatouille, but not like this, there is a subtle chemistry going on with this that I cannot describe, you have to try it!
For the main I had seabass and my dining partner had prawns; the sea bass was delicate, light, and served with broccoli puree, pan-fried capers and orange and lemon segments.
The prawns were in a light tempura served with an unusual zingy tomato and tarragon sauce. We also had rice with tiny fried bread pieces to accompany these dishes. Chablis 1er Cru, Côte De Léchet, Domaine Vincent Dampt, 2013 was the chosen wine.
The dessert was a chocolate tart and red currant compote with rose petal crisps, my dining partner had baklava served with a curled pistachio biscuit and Alexandrie’s coffee parfait ice cream which was a wonderful experience.
After a lovely evening, I can say Alexandrie’s has truly arrived at its unique Alexandrian destination!