My 16 eats of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s that time of the year again where I recount my top eats over the past 12 months. This year’s line up spans from favourites in London and South-East Asia to the cutting-edge cuisine of San Francisco and Stockholm. There’s phenomenal pies and pastries… Claypot Chicken Rice and Salted Egg Prawn Balls… even yuba pasta, duck cooked in ashes and home-made spam! Here’s my annual round up of those 16 unforgettable dishes of 2016 from around the world…

~ 2016 ~

16-Course Degustation Menu

—- Starters & Small Plates —-

Oyster, kohlrabi, dashi vinaigrette & coriander oil (@ Breda – Amsterdam)

Smoked Mussels, Brandade, Squash Blossom & Chanterelle Veloute (@ Commonwealth – San Francisco)

Yuba ‘Amatriciana’, Chanterelles, Guanciale, Pecorino & Basil (@ State Bird Provisions – San Francisco)

Claypot Baked Glass Noodles with Brown Crab Meat & Tamworth Belly (@ Kiln – London)

Salted Egg Prawn Balls (@ JB Ah Meng – Singapore)

Keema Bati (@ Spice Court – Jaipur)

Christmas Pâté en Croûte (@ Holborn Dining Room – London)

—- Mains —-

Nyonya Assam Barramundi (@ Candlenut – Singapore)

House Spam, Sriracha Aioli, Furikake, Pickles & Rice (@ Liho Liho – San Francisco)

Pigeon en Croute (@ Casse Croute – London)

Pheasant & Wild Garlic Pie (@ The Marksman Pub – London)

Kentucky Fried Rabbit, Carrot Ketchup, Spiced Potatoes & Vadouvan foam (@ Pidgin – London)

Wild Duck ‘from the ashes’, Truffled Cabbage, Jerusalem Artichoke & Tarred Vinegar (@ Ekstedt – Stockholm)

 Claypot Chicken Rice (@ Heun Kee – Kuala Lumpur)

—- Desserts —-

Paris-Brest (@ Casse Croute – London)

Warm blood orange, sheep’s yoghurt & wild fennel granita (@ The Clove Club – London)

—- Wines, Service & Setting @ Chez Bruce – London —-

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year in advance to you all. Bring on 2017!

G.

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