dines on the Land and Sea menu by Tom Kitchin...

Perched high above the South Bank, The Cube pop-up was sponsored by Electrolux.  Many of our favourite chefs, including Daniel Clifford, Simon Rogan and the very lovely Tom Kitchin held weekly court at The Cube for several months in 2012, providing a snapshot of their usual menu.

We were particularly keen to fit in Mr Kitchin, who showcased his Land and Sea menu tasting menu. As a protégé of Pierre Koffmann, there were lots of classical recipes which showcased the excellent seasonal produce close to his restaurant in Leith.

We are huge fans of Tom's, and also ate his game tasting menu when we visited Edinburgh later in the year.  An exceptionally talented chef, his food's simplicity belies the level of execution and precision - Tom is very definitely on our favourites list.

(A small aside - the last time I had the baked scallop dish was when Pierre Koffmann still had La Tante Claire... On that occasion the shell was opened at the table to reveal a sauce studded with cubes of truffle - the scent was utterly exceptional!)

Chilled fennel soup

Isle of Bute Shellfish Rockpool

Arisaig razor clams (spoots), chorizo, lemon confit, sorrel

Hand-dived Orkney scallops
Hand-dived Orkney scallops
Pig's head and langoustine

Hay-baked Dornoch lamb, with girolles
Edinburgh gin, blackberries, Chambord
Lemon tart, lemon macaron, crème fraiche sorbet, raspberries and oatmeal
Carrot cake

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