Galvin La Chapelle – Spitalfields

Let’s Michelin “star”t the year on a high note, shall we? 🌟 Cos vegans wanna be fancy sometimes too, don’t ya know? (Yes that’s 3 wines) 🍷💁🏼‍♀️ {gifted}⁣⁣⁣
The beautiful, elegant Michelin starred Galvin La Chapelle (@galvinrestaurants), located inside an old schoolhouse has developed a vegan tasting menu, perfect for spesh occasions – hoorah! 🌱⁣⁣⁣

Here’s the menu:⁣⁣⁣

🌱Shaved fennel, grapefruit & avocado purée⁣⁣⁣
💭 Guac is creamy & fresh, fennel isn’t my fave flavour but not overpowering. Chives are subtle. Textures are great but I don’t love bitter flavours so not my fave⁣⁣

🌱Velouté of ironbark pumpkin & crispy sage⁣⁣⁣
💭 UNREAL. Perfectly seasoned, great consistency. Fab dish! The sage flavour is unreal, also packs some quite cheesy flavour which I loved⁣⁣⁣
🏆Fave dish⁣⁣⁣
🌱Roasted veg salad & shaved cob nuts⁣⁣⁣
💭Loved the carrots & beetroot, nuts were too salty. This dish was ok but would’ve liked more creativity & flavour⁣⁣⁣
🌱Risotto of wild mushrooms, soft herbs & truffle⁣⁣⁣
💭 Can’t tell you how much I loved this. The perfect risotto. Sticky but not stodgy, slightly salty & buttery, meaty shrooms melted in your mouth⁣⁣
🏆Fave dish⁣⁣⁣

🌱Winter vegetable tagine, couscous, confit lemon & harissa sauce⁣⁣⁣
💭 A very unusual dish full of contrasting textures & flavours. Loved some parts, didn’t love others. The couscous was delicious, spinach cooked well but needed more flavour. Onions were fab, shrooms were great too⁣⁣⁣

🌱Poached pear & walnut⁣⁣⁣
💭 The pear is beaut – so sweet. Loved the crunchy caramelised walnuts. It was all sweet but not sickly⁣⁣⁣

🌱Chocolate ganache, sponge & orange⁣⁣⁣
💭 Cake was dense but light. Citrus flavours are nice, choc didn’t taste too bitter. I liked it!⁣⁣⁣
Also, just want to give a huge shout out to the best bread I’ve ever had.⁣
💰Meal: £55pp, w/ wine pairing: £120pp⁣
❓Order again? Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣
📍Location: ⁣Spitalfields⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌾GF Options: Yes⁣⁣⁣⁣
🌱100% Vegan? No, omni⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🏠Eatery: Formal⁣⁣⁣⁣
👩‍🍳Service: Excellent, friendly & professional⁣⁣⁣⁣
📸 @thebigjolleyvegan & me⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
📦Leftovers: We are it all⁣⁣⁣
🌍Sustainability: No plastic seen⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
🐶Dog friendly: No⁣⁣⁣
♿️Wheelchair friendly: Yes

Galvin La Chapelle is featured on my list of Best Vegan-Friendly Date Night Restaurants. To see the rest of the list, click here.

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