Tucked away just behind Chancery Lane tube station, The Chancery is starting to make its mark, judging by the full tables that we have observed on recent visits. London Branch enjoyed a memorable visit there in this January, resulting in an EAC award, and a follow-up dinner was arranged at the beginning of July for the formal presentation.
It was a pleasant evening, and we started outside with a glass of Prosecco “Bianca Vigna” from Frizzante , Italy, accompanied by a selection of amuse bouches.
Then we sat down for our starter, a ceviche of sea bass, with a mango and strawberry salad and Thai basil. This was accompanied by a Momo Sauvignon Blanc 2009, from Marlborough , New Zealand 2009. Because of a late change of menu, we actually had a free choice from the full à la carte, but the majority stayed with the suggested options.
For the main course this was braised belly of pork and tiger prawn,with bak choi and spiced aromatic jus, accompanied by a Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil, Domaine du Fondis 2008, from the Loire Valley.
For the dessert the recommendation was a raspberry soufflé with chocolate ice cream. This was beautifully cooked, and went well with the Spanish Bodegas Luzon Dulce Monastrell Murcia DO 2006. This was followed by coffee & petite fours.
The IWFS EAC Restaurant Award was presented to Executive Chef, Stephen Englefield and Proprietor Zak Jones by Alan Shepherd, Executive Vice Chairman of London Branch.