Club Gascon

Club Gascon on a Friday night is a real treat. The restaurant has been in Farringdon for 17 years, and the classically French menu, executed by exec chef Pascal Aussignac is still just as stunning as when it was awarded its Michelin star 12 years ago. Sadly far too often a gifted chef is let down by their front of house staff, but this isn’t the case at Gascon, where they couldn’t be friendlier and yet only there when you need them (to deliver food, wine and water – mais oui).

We chose six dishes from the menu and perhaps rather uncouthly shared each one. The only real downside of this is that you don’t get to eat quite as much of every delicious plate.

The stars of the night were the first two dishes to arrive, the scallop with frosted watermelon and the slow cooked egg with summer truffle.

Black cod with sweet artichokes and crunchy grapes was very tasty, but the benefit of sharing the dish was that you don’t eat enough to become overwhelmed by the very sweet ‘toffied’ grapes. They had a great texture though.

AROMATIC SCALLOPS, SAKE, PIQUILLOS PULP & FROSTED WATERMELON

CRACKLING SLOW COOKED EGG, SUMMER TRUFFLE & SALTED FINGERS

OX OH LA LA FOIE GRAS, ARMAGNAC & PLUM WINE

OX OH LA LA FOIE GRAS, ARMAGNAC & PLUM WINE

GLAZED BLACK COD, SWEET ARTICHOKES, VERJUICE & CRUNCHY GRAPES

“WHITE GOLD” FISH, BORDELAISE, PICKLED RADISHES & CRAB BISQUE

GROUSE, GUINESS & OYSTER SAUCE, TARAMA & CROUSTOUS

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