All posts tagged: marco pierre white

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse, Nottingham

It has been eight years since I have lived in Nottingham. But that’s absolutely long enough to remember that the food options were slightly limited when I was around. We had the choice of a cheap and mostly unsatisfying chain, or a ridiculously fancy restaurant that would swallow up a whole week’s salary. So it’s good to see that the food offering in the city is on the up, especially with the arrival of Marco Pierre White Steakhouse last year. We visited on a recent trip back home and the restaurant wasn’t what I thought it would be. Housed in a casino, diners can see through a glass fronted wall overlooking the casino. The interior is more sterile that I expected for such a restaurant. We ordered a couple of starters to share – I had their version of prawn cocktail, which was a deconstructed version with only a few prawns dotted about on the plate. They had tried to be fancy with presentation but it didn’t work well in my eyes – a prawn …

tarte au citron recipe

Who doesn’t like a good slice of tarte au citron? The buttery, flakey pastry with the rich, sweet and tangy wobbly middle. Pour some double cream over a big slice and that’s me done. I’ll tuck myself away in a corner for a few minutes so no stray forks can interfere, while I enjoy every last morsel. But despite there being a few decent shop bought alternatives out there, home made is definitely preferable. Having never made one before, I set out to do just that on Sunday. What I didn’t realise was just how long the process is – I completely understand why people shove one in their supermarket trolley. Not only is it 10 times quicker, it’s also around the same price. But nothing compares to home made (if done well of course) and it is oh so satisfying to see the golden pastry and wobbly lemony filling come out of the oven almost perfect. I got my recipe from Lindsey Bareham, who wrote a piece about the delightful dessert after being inspired …