Food profile - CAU Wilmslow

PUBLISHED: 00:00 06 September 2017

Twisted Fish and chips

Twisted Fish and chips

Marc Rogoff 2017

Weekday dining in Wilmslow

An early dinner, delicious every bite, and home in time for the next episode of Game of Thrones… Mondays just don’t get any better! This was my experience anyway, when my husband and I nipped over to Wilmslow for a cheeky Monday night meal, early doors – well, it is a school night!

Starting with the cocktail menu (who doesn’t?) I chose an Apple Pie; Tequila with apple pie mix and a dusting of cinnamon. I could have done without the cinnamon, to be honest, but the rest is fabulous! I opted for Halloumi Tacos to start; satisfyingly salty griddled Halloumi in a mango salsa all wrapped in a blue corn tortilla…fresh and salty sweet deliciousness. Mike’s choice of Braised Pork Belly Tempura with a sweetly spiced dip was fabulous; hot crisp batter wrapped around chunks of soft roast pork. Fabulous but filling; definitely a dish to share!

Planning a pudding, my ‘sensible’ choice of Twisted Fish & Chips proved a winner. Using quinoa to coat the fish rather than batter is inspired – it results in a crunchy, crispy yet light coating that doesn’t hide the freshness of the cod within; delicious! Mike, of course, chose a steak. This decision took him some time; with eight cuts to choose from, each described in mouthwatering detail, it’s a serious business. He finally plumped for the Asado De Chorizo, a sirloin steak in a churrasco marinade of smoked paprika, aji molido, garlic and parsley…and pronounced it awesome; soft and juicy, packed with flavour and the rub just amazing.

Pudding: growing up we visited Spain each summer and one of our biggest treats was to visit a local Sunday market and buy a paper cone filled with churros, the Spanish version of donuts, but crispy and hot, crunching with sugar. I relived a little of my youth at CAU Wilmslow, with six perfectly cooked churros, accompanied by a wicked little pot of dulce de leche, possibly the best sweet sauce in the world. Heaven on a plate.

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