A New Year visit to Alexandrie Restaurant is the perfect way to start 2019. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Kensington. Situated on a Kensington Church Street Alexandrie is away from the hustle and bustle of nearby Kensington High street.
Alexandrie is unique to London and the only restaurant of its kind offering Alexandrian cuisine which is Mediterranean influenced in origin. Alexandria is the second largest city in Egypt extending along the coast of the Mediterranean sea, it is believed to have been founded by Alexander the Great in April 331 BC. The city has played a great role in the preservation of ancient knowledge and its ancient inhabitants were instrumental in blending Eastern and Mediterranean culture and learnings, leading to a number of the most important developments in human civilization.
Visiting Alexandrie allows a little insight into this wonderful city with its Mediterranean influences. There have been a few changes since my last visit, there are the additional cosy wooden tables upstairs and the adaptable downstairs can also be hired for events.
To start the evening I had a perfectly spiced Bloody Mary with the signature appetiser houmous, flatbread and aubergine/Babaghanoush salad.
For the entree, we had the delicious red lentil velouté soup which has a great texture with very spicy undertones, the beetroot cured salmon also comes highly recommended with delicate flavours which melt in your mouth, this was accompanied with a lovely glass of rose M of Minuty, Côtes de Provence, 2014,
For the main dishes we had the grilled goat cheese salad, stuffed courgettes (mahshi), with side dishes of delicately-flavoured baked rice and sauteed cauliflower. The menu’s selection is suitable for carnivores, pescatarians vegetarians and vegans.
To round of the wonderful feast, we had the Dark chocolate and caramel heart fondant which melts in your mouth. I look forward to my next visit to Alexandrie to see what other new delights will be on the menu.