438 King’s Road,
London, SW10 OLJ
Tel. 020 7349 1900
Food type: Modern French
Nearest tube: Sloane Square/ Fulham Broadway (a bit of a walk from both)
For my birthday dinner, I decided to go back to the old faithful Medlar. This would be my 12th meal (I probably only write about 1/3rd of the meals I eat out) here this year and I could not think of a better way than to spend an evening eating unpretentious food with some nice wine. A few weeks beforehand, I had asked David if he would be the kitchen would be kind enough to cook me a roast chicken dinner. But not any roast chicken dinner of course. A poulet de bresse dinner which would require a bit of pre-ordering and planning. When he answered in the affirmative, I was palpably excited. I would be joined by the ‘Pies’ for this dinner.
With the main course sorted, all we had to do was pick our starters. Having had a pretty substantial lunch earlier in the day, I went for the not-so-light option of burrata with caponata.
“What is burrata?” I heard the senior gentleman on the next table ask his wife.
“Oh it is salted cod roe” his wife very quickly and confidently replied.
“Well that doesn’t sound nice does it” the man replied. He proceeded to order the crab raviolo later.