o and i started out on sweet corn, feta, date and coriander fritters with green pepper relish and greek yoghurt and kruper quail eggs with a sweet chili dip. my fritters were a medley of colour, texture and flavour. sweet, salty, the heat of chilli calmed by the soothing yoghurt. this may explain why as always o eats more of my starter than his own. o’s quail eggs were encased in a light tempura-esque batter paired with a sweet chilli dip.
the modern pantry brings together ingredients and flavours that i would not necessarily conceive of putting together but when they did arrive they displayed a natural affinity for each other – texture, flavour, colour, depth and contrasting temperatures to make for a wonderful dinner.our only advice is, don’t order the hot chocolate. it is a disappointing affair. more suited to a child’s palate on account of its pale milky-ness. it is bereft of the richness that both o and i like in our hot chocolate.