I know - I know . . . this should have been done WEEKS ago!! I apologize to you all - and especially to those of you depending on me to report on Victoria and Albert's. I am a lousy person who cares very little for those around me. That I even breathe on my own is remarkable . . .
So - I will start NOW, and get some pics posted along with some food reviews. So . . . dancing banana, lead the way!!
Our first full day ended with a great meal at Jiko. I was so caught up in the excitement, I didn't get a picture of my Peri Peri Chicken. You'll just have to suffer!!
To begin, we had the cheese plate. If you recall my trip report, this will be a repeated pattern. Cheese is GOOD!!
At Jiko, you get a wonderful assortment of hard and soft, mild and strong cheese along with some accompaniments. Most of them are on the sweet side so the flavors all complement.
Next, we enjoyed the Jiko Salad and the Roasted Beet Salad.
Both of these were quite flavorful. The Jiko Salad was made with some bitter greens, some sliced pear and a light citrus vinaigrette. The Roasted Beet salad with bitter greens was rich with goat cheese and prosciutto. So Good!!
Main courses were the unpictured Peri Peri Chicken. Warm and spicy with a crispy skin. Delicious - So enticing that I forgot to get a picture.
Kim had the Maize Crusted Corvina, a flaky and buttery white fish. It was served with a tomato butter sauce. It took an iron will to keep the dish on the table and licked clean. Seriously.
For dessert Kim had a classic - Charmoula Creme Brullee (a soft, sweet fruit) and I had the new menu item, the Drunken Tart with panna cotta. Light cake dipped in wine. What can be bad about that? Why absolutely NOTHING!!
Jiko is a winner - always, every single time. Go there. Eat. Enjoy. Repeat!!
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien