Fine Art on a Plate at Alimentum

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Alimentum 1 Michelin star restaurant is located on Hills Road, Cambridge

This gourmet continental restaurant is renowned for its slow cooking ethos and chef’s tasting menu.

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I loved this fabulous feature light in the bar where ……

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we enjoyed a complimentary squid ink crisp canape, creatively presented in a box of pebbles which certainly had the WOW factor!

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We were able to watch the chefs hard at work in the kitchen through the viewing window
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The amuse-bouche…..

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was accompanied by milk bread and delicious mini onion loaves, both served warm

We chose A TASTE OF ALIMENTUM in 7 courses at £75 per person and Steve had a flight of wine at £37.50

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Eel smoked, fennel, buttermilk, grape and almond served with Gruner Veltliner, Austria
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Quail breast and leg, yakitori, peanut and lime served with Palomino Fino, Spain
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Cod, asparagus, cured egg yolk and truffle served with Mauzac, France

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Beef Sirloin, (Hannan 80 day aged) beef fat potato, veal sweetbreads, parsley and mushroom served with Touriga Franca, Portugal

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The pre-dessert Gin and Tonic was an excellent palette cleanser 

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BBQ Orange Parfait,mojito and liquorice dessert served with Chenin Blanc, France

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Chocolate Gateau and passion fruit was the delicious final dish served with Moscato Rosa, Italy

To complete his meal Steve added a cheese course at £7.50

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Steve chose 5 delectable cheeses from an eclectic selection on the Cheese trolley….. 

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accompanied by an assortment of delicious biscuits and breads

Special occasion dining at Alimentum

Last week Steve and I celebrated his birthday by dining at Alimentum, where we enjoyed the chefs 7 course taster menu at £75 per person, accompanied by a flight of wine at £37.50.

It was a return visit for us and fully lived up to our expectations for special occasion dining. The menu at this 1 Michelin star restaurant is best described as Modern European and Chef Patron Mark Poynton delivers dishes which are original, contemporary and full of vibrant flavours and colours.

On arrival we had an aperitif in the bar where we were served a complimentary canape featuring squid ink crisps in a box of pebbles which blew me away with its creativity and invention. When seated in the restaurant we were close to the viewing window where it was fascinating to watch the chefs at work in the kitchen. Every dish from the amuse bouche through the seven courses on the ‘Taste of Alimentum‘ menu were delightful in taste, flavour and presentation. We both preferred the cod and beef dishes of the savoury courses, and relished the yummy desserts. I had been concerned that I would find eating seven courses challenging but in fact the amount of food was just right, and I didn’t feel uncomfortably full. Steve chose to end his meal with a cheese course because he had been so impressed with the choice of cheeses available on our previous visit.

This is certainly one of the best restaurants in Cambridge and we can highly recommended it for magnificent food and service. The atmosphere is cool and relaxed and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and professional. It was an expensive night out but worth it for a special occasion, and we had a most enjoyable fine dining experience.

 

Alimentum – 1 Michelin Star Restaurant in Cambridge

152-154 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PB

01223 413000 | Reservations

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