Friday, 11 May 2018

Tierra Kitchen Coombe Street Lyme Regis 10th May 2018

Tierra Kitchen is a vegetarian restaurant, who pride themselves on using local produce, organic where possible and everything made in house like pasta, ice cream, pastry and bread by Chef Patron Mark.   There is a lovely outside patio area to sit when the weather is warm and inside it is cosy and welcoming.

There are some scrumptious sounding vegan dishes on the menu, along with a good selection of wines, clearly labelled vegan on the wine list.

I chose a glass of Adobe Sauvignon Blanc whilst eating some rather delicious bread, whilst perusing the menu.

Starters were beetroot carpaccio and new potato salad, without the soya based horseradish cream and sweet potato, chickpea and quinoa cakes.

The starters were fantastic, all the ingredients married well together in both dishes, with delicious flavours, well seasoned and beautiful presentation.

Mains were red pepper roulade and spring warm salad, visually stunning dishes, you eat with your eyes and you just wanted to dive in and eat.

My red pepper roulade was fabulous, excellent flavours brought together with the rocket pesto, this was a cracker of a dish and I polished off every morsel.   I am going to try and recreate this dish, as roulade normally has a cream cheese filling, but the carrot, almond and spring green filling was a revelation.   Steven was equally impressed with his warm salad, a simple dish which in the wrong hands would be awful, he was still enthusing about it the following day.

The desserts were too good to miss, so I chose queen of puddings and Steven chocolate and raspberry delice, both great choices.

The photos say it all, the Italian meringue with the nut sponge, spiced plums and rhubarb was a match made in heaven and the chocolate delice was a true delight, vegan desserts do not get much better than this.

Mark is a talented chef, producing fine dining vegan and vegetarian food, using top quality ingredients, the dishes are creative and satisfying, which could happily grace the table of any high end restaurant.   Mike at front of house is very welcoming and friendly, yet professional and it was nice to have a chat with him about Tierra Kitchen.   I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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