That’s right people, Tresind is back and I cannot tell you how happy this makes my heart since I absolutely love this place!!
I was lucky enough to be invited along by one of my gorge friends and favourite foodies, Zoe Bowker (www.theluxeologist.com), last week for an evening of cocktails and sumptuous food and boy were we impressed. This place can do no wrong and is back with a vengeance after being closed for several months for renovations.
The new decor is a huge improvement, with blue hues being the colour of choice. It feels less airport lounge and much more unique and cosy. The new bar area is light and chic and perfect for a pre-dinner or (several) post-dinner drinks.
The night began as always, with some fantastic cocktails from John, Toby and the team. Some of my favourites had to be the Sailor’s Tattoo (made with Sailor Jerry Rum and an edible tattooed rice paper) along with the Petit VII complete with a whole tart on top of the drink. These guys don’t do things by halves!
Onto the food and Chef Himanshu Saini is at it again. We began with the pre-appetisers; a bento box of different street foods we were advised to eat with our hands. The pani puri was delicious as was the crispy okkra.
For starters the cedar wood smoked tandoori chicken needs a special mention. Fired at the table and beautifully succulent served atop pineapple carpaccio, this is definitely one to try! We all adored the wagyu beef skewers although we weren’t totally sold on the presentation… the satay sauce whilst delicious just looked a little…. wrong! Perhaps my favourite dish of the starters, the lamb chop, was melt in your mouth and bursting full of flavour.
After these a lemon tree (yep an actual lemon tree) was delivered to our table to a number of slightly confuddled faces, but our server was quick to point to the carefully placed blueberry and yuzu palette cleansers in the “soil”. This can only mean one thing… mains are on the way…. YES!!!
In true Tresind style we were treated to a number of incredibly delicious, drool worthy curries and mains. Every one uniquely flavoured and beautifully presented. To be honest it would be hard to pick a favourite although I absolutely adored the Kadhai Lobster.
Finally after stuffing ourselves silly it was time for dessert and we were in for quite a performance with Tresind’s newest offering. This stunning dish was presented at the table then flamboyantly topped with frozen rose petals. This was swiftly followed by a dessert trolley (because you can never have enough dessert) and petit fours.
All in all another exceptional evening from Tresind. I’m so happy they’ve gone with such a great new fit-out and that the food is still as genius, creative and tasty as ever. I literally cannot wait to see what more they have up their sleeve…. watch this space.