With a new season brings new culinary joys and at Emily Roux and Diego Ferrari’s restaurant Caractère, their new summer menu is enough to bring joy to any table.
The new dishes include Roast John Dory served with grilled leeks, squid, deep green foraged leaves from the coast and a moreish beurre blanc. Also on the menu is rare grilled Salmon with sweet confit shallots, roast courgette, peppers and black olive sauce. Or why not go for crispy veal sweetbread, multicoloured heritage tomatoes with pine nuts and thyme jus?
“John Dory is at its absolute best this time of year and we’re serving it with gorgeous beachy produce like coastal herbs, sea kale and sea lettuce. Another of my favourite dishes is our summery take on our veal sweetbread dish that we know our guests love. It does so well served with root vegetables over autumn and winter that we’ve brightened it up a bit for the sunnier months serving it with multicoloured tomatoes and fresh basil. It’s simply summer on a plate.” – Says Emily Roux
“We are so excited to have our first summer at Caractère. There’s so much colour and vibrancy in our new dishes, and of course wonderful summery flavours. We look forward to you trying them!” – Says Co-Owner and Head Chef Diego Ferrari.
On the basis of its namesake, ‘Caractère’, the menu is divided into six character traits with up to three dishes to choose from in each section: Curious – Small Plates; Subtle – Small Plates; Delicate – Fish; Robust – Meat; Strong – Cheese; Greedy – Dessert.