I’ve been hearing great things about Nel. and thought a lunch would be a nice introduction. I wasn’t disappointed. Reviews talked about the great value for high-class degustation. For lunch, that’s four courses with an extra treat at the end. I sometimes think I’m just going to take one or two photos of a meal, instead of one of each course. It ends up I exercise control and not take a photo for one course (in this case, a delicious pea soup) and then end up taking photos of all the rest anyways. Sigh.
I think the odd savoury marshmallow, with vinegar and cheese, was our favourite. A light-as-air way to be nicely startled into the meal. The pea soup was indeed delicious.
Fish was nicely plated with squid-ink pasta (tasty, I thought, but not outstanding). We both loved the dessert, so simple, a tiny little deconstructed apple tart, yet each element was perfect. Finishing off with a beet-root meringue with rhubarb jam (served on a rock of course), and it was a really lovely meal. Good value though by the time we added the matching wines, and two celebratory glasses of champagne, well, that added up.
I also liked the Finnish waitress (who doesn’t like the Finns?) and I’ll certainly be back to try out dinner. Thanks, Nelly!