You may have read my first Lasan review back in August when I went for my birthday… I raved about the place and we all loved it, so no surprise we went back when the next birthday in the family rolled around.
We went for the tasting menu again, which was similar, but with a few different dishes. It was nice to try new things but also great to revisit some of the great dishes we had last time! Opting for the tasting menu is always a great option. You avoid dreaded food envy and it’s nice to try a bit of everything that the chef has to offer!
Amuse bouche – Lamb broth with cardamon / Samosa – smoked duck and aubergine caviar with tamarind chutney
Kekada – Soft shell crab in a spiced batter, pea & potato cake with mango chutney / Sarson ki Jhinga – Tandoori marinated fresh water king prawn with grapefruit, orange and fennel shoots.
Nellore Chappa – Wild Cornish bass, slow cooked spiced aubergine and coconut milk and tamarind sauce / Haleem – Slow cooked mutton with pearl barley and lentils, finished with ginger, fried onions and lime.
Hiran Achari – Haunch of venison with a pearl onion bhuna. Chard and okra bhajee, pickled pumpkin puree / Bombay Mess – Mango mousse, raspberry sorbet, fresh fruit, meringue and Thai basil
Sorry that the photos are rubbish quality – the lighting was terrible and I wasn’t about to whip out a DSLR camera 8 times in a restaurant! The last picture was taken after the wine hit me I assume…
I loved all of the courses, particularly the venison. I love red meat and this was such a treat as it was beautifully spiced – not something I’d experienced with a gamey meat before. The mini bhuna that went with it was delicious and served with garlic naan and a creamy curry sauce.
The course that shocked me most was the one that looks like porridge… the texture wasn’t far off either! It tasted wonderful surprise of citrus hits made it my cup of tea.
Lasan (click here) is a great restaurant – I’d recommend it to anyone visiting Birmingham! For me, it combines two things I love – fine dining and Indian food. If you love a curry, go ahead and try a classier version!