Michelin Star Restaurants Bristol- Casamia Review:
Our first break to this fabulous city! So much to see and do, we struggled to fit into our two day break in Bristol. The reason for our visit? Fabulous food served in a beautiful room by passionate and friendly people, namely Casamia. If you don’t, then I am afraid we will never be friends! This classy Michelin star restaurant Bristol is perfect for that special occasion or treat.
We are made to feel at home straight away by being taken on a tour around the kitchen- what a treat! Fascinated, we marvelled at the pristine kitchen, the calm atmosphere, and the amazing ingredients around us. Dedicated and focused chefs still found the time to smile and say hello to us. This was clearly going to be an exceptional meal.
Casamia offers a surprise tasting menu which is based on seasonal ingredients. The ‘surprise’ element means that we don’t see a menu which added to the excitement for us!
First a delicious series of snacks, all designed to be eaten in one bite. Packed with flavour and beautifully presented, these were exceptional.
I think my favourite was the delicate, mini aged Parmesan tart. So very cheesy in the best possible way, and so light that it almost disintegrated in your mouth.
A carabinero prawn perched on top of an unusual but lovely, crisp, seaweed meringue followed.
Next up, a miniature Yorkshire pudding. Delicately filled with a tartare of aged Galician dairy cow. A simply stunning mouthful of food.
The final snack was a crisp little piece of sea trout skin topped with tiny dots of roe.
A strong start with the snacks and the quality continued. Next a little bowl of sea trout mousse topped with roe. A fresh and flavoursome introduction to the fish section of the menu.
This was followed by a piece of sea trout expertly cooked and topped with caviar. The accompanying sauce, made from the shells of the carabinero prawns used earlier in the menu, works extremely well.
Hake, served with a sabayon style sauce and infused with champagne completed our fish journey. The rich sauce was a great match for the fresh fish.
The meat section of the menu begins with a little bit of theatre as the roasted lamb was introduced. The smell really did get our taste-buds buzzing! The following meat dishes would all be based on using every part of this delicious joint.
First up was a slow cooked quail eggs with a hint of fiery Szechuan pepper,over which a lamb consume was poured.
Then topped with a little more of the lamb roasting juices.
Pick up this delightful bowl and drink! Amazing flavours.
On to a slice of the lamb fillet served with a puree of mushroom and a burnt courgette. Topped with truffle which was grated at the table and a small piece of cucumber, perfect freshness to balance the richness of the dish.
A basket of charred sourdough bread and a bowl of lamb dripping arrived alongside this dish. A great way to end the savoury part of the menu.
Pine nut custard? Yes it is a thing, and yes it is delicious. Topped with a paper thin disc of caramel and a fresh lemon sorbet. Designed to refresh the palate- this definitely hits the spot.
A Mille-feuille was our final desert. Layers of crispy, wafer-thin, caramelised pastry was filled with tart raspberries and wonderful vanilla infused cream which was greedily devoured.
Coffee and a mint tea to finish a fabulous meal. Amazingly petite madeleines, all standing to attention in a vanilla sugar arrived with our drinks. Dressed with a little grated orange, the smell was pretty fantastic but the taste even better!
Michelin star restaurants Bristol:
Casamia is one of the finest restaurants in the country in my opinion. Faultless service and outstanding food. This evening made us very happy, so happy in fact, that here I am celebrating with the menu!
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