Visited Midsummer House last night (Saturday, 12 October) - what an experience! We are somewhat veterans of Michelin star dining, and Midsummer House did not fail to live up to Daniel Clifford and team's awesome reputation. We were torn between the Market Menu and the tasting menu as both had equally amazing sounding dishes on them, but opted for the tasting menu and, boy, are we glad we did - although writing this at 11am the following day and still full! ;0) The dishes included some fantastic flavour combinations that you would not necessarily think would go together but worked terrifically well, which is a testament to the gastronomic genius that has earned the restaurant 2 Michelin stars. Of particular note were the scallops (one of Daniel's signature dishes), roast quail and Wagyu beef with braised oxtail. The puddings were also out of this world, but we were so full at the end that we couldn't manage the handmade chocolates, so the front of house team very kindly boxed up a selection for us to take home - it's little touches like this that mean that they deserve a special mention. We had a lovely chat with Simon about restaurants we had both been to, and where we would like to go next and the sommelier (sorry, can't recall his name!) had picked a superb "flight of wines" to accompany each course - the dry Muscat was an absolute revelation! Would love to go back and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone looking for really special food and service.
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