Here is Westerns Laundry dinner party menu, the same duo behind acclaimed north London bistro, Primeur. A menu focused on using British ingredients and inspired by dishes from around the world. Impress your guests with these show off recipes from David Gingell and Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim.
Using simple chef techniques these sharing recipes are easy to recreate at home. Spiced aubergine and tomatoes with yogurt, grilled mackerel with Korean chilli, Baked lobster fideo pasta and to finish, a gin and tonic granita.
Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell’s jolly hospitality is ever present in their new seafood-focused restaurant, Westerns Laundry – they are the same duo behind acclaimed north London bistro, Primeur. Jeremie greets you with a firm handshake and makes sure you’re sitting comfortably with a herby house vermouth spritzer, and Cornish David helps with menu choices from the busy open kitchen.
The team works closely with fishermen from Devon and Cornwall, along with Yorkshire meat farmers, to focus on British ingredients. Choose from the seafood-heavy menu written on the blackboard, daily. Crack into giant, super-fresh Scottish langoustines before dipping into punchy Marie Rose sauce, try black cuttlefish croquettes, then continue with chargrilled mackerel served with fiery Korean chilli paste, umami miso and spring onions.
Veg dishes also shine. White beans with courgettes, basil and ricotta, lifted with a fresh pesto, really impressed on our visit, as did boozy rum baba drenched in rum with a light vanilla cream, and another dessert of rhubarb and ginger sorbet.
If the food didn’t hint at it enough already, there’s definitely a continental vibe in the décor of Westerns Laundry. Himalayan birch trees mark the way to the glass front that completely opens out in the summer. Diners huddle around communal tables under strip lighting, and an exposed cellar showcases biodynamic wines from small-scale international producers.
Jeremie and David have managed to keep up their combo of warm hospitality, inventive dishes and relationships with British producers that is so loved at Primeur, to ensure that their new venture is just as special. westernslaundry.com
Check out Westerns Laundry’s dinner party menu here…
Sharing dish: Spiced aubergine and tomatoes with yogurt
This vegetarian recipe is easy to make and packed with punchy flavours.
Sharing dish: Grilled mackerel with Korean chilli
This recipe is quick and simple to make, and easily serves 2 as a starter.
Sharing dish: Baked lobster fideo pasta
This recipe not only looks impressive, it’s packed with flavour too. It may take a little bit of effort but it’s definitely worth it.
Dessert: Gin and tonic granita
This boozy granita makes a great palate cleanser or summer dessert. It’s quick, easy and super refreshing, the perfect way to finish a rich and heavy dinner.
Images | David Cotsworth