Friday, 4 December 2015

East Twenty Six

It's been a few weeks since we were invited to a media showcase of East Twenty Six, the night was very busy and the prosecco was flowing, hence there wasn't many pictures taken that night, plus the food was barely laid on the table before it was snaffled up by Norwich's elite! All in all the night was a success and it's been top of my list of places to write about since, killing two birds as usual, I met my other brother for luncheon. The restaurant is a stone cold triumph, the newly added glass extension leading from the existing barn type building is a joy to be in, we sat at the front near the window and watched a couple watching people. As I'd already had a sample of the food I knew it was going to be good, I went for socca to start, smoked aubergine chips and a warm root salad, Gregor had pork skewers and fries.
The food arrived quickly, which was good as Gregor was very hungry as usual! The socca came first and we shared this, cute little chickpea pancakes with baba ganoush, yum. The aubergine chips are battered and have a strong smoked flavour and a fleshy texture, I remember these from the media night as people were unsure of what they were, was it fish? meat? before finally realising it was the humble aubergine. The warm roasted charcoal salad was delicious, tiny carrots, parsnip and beetroot with shreds of ginger and chili, great combination. I assume the pork was tasty as no complaints from hungry Greg, I did try the fries though and they were double good!
I really like this place, the atmosphere, the service and the food, it's like Norwich has caught up with other major cities, I feel like this could be a hip part of Liverpool or London. The building is a joy to be in, we had a nice relaxed lunch and as we were leaving I said "that was really..... and Gregor finished with the perfect word..."pleasant" and that's exactly what it was.


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