Japan meets Peru : Chotto Matte hits Frith Street!
This Japanese Peruvian fusion is welcomed addition to the wonderland of restaurants available to us Londoners. Opened in September it’s black simple exterior invites you in to a subtlety lit bar – perfect for a date or relaxing drinks with friends.
My mom visiting London from the Countryside to visit – and I thought this would be the perfect choice of modern, fresh and innovative cuisine to tantalise her taste buds on her first night in The Big Smoke.
We were guided to our table and within minutes were sat swirly a beautiful glass of local Soho Sauvignon Blanc. The cocktail list was inviting – with a selection of cocktails with “character”. The cocktail list was slit into sections “anti-depressants – cocktails with personality” and also “Alternative Therapies –just as fun but without the alcohol”… As my brother is on Stoptober – he settled in with a Shiso Fizz! A few little appetisers and we were ready to begin…
The menu was vast and we all concurred that if we all picked two dishes each – we could tell the tale via our taste buds in an abundance of sharers… The story began…
¥ barriguita de chanchito
¥ ojo de costilla
¥ pollo peruano
¥ camerón tigre nipón
¥ cangrejos de concha bianda
¥ gambas japonesas
¥ bacalao negro aji miso
Each piece was delicately slice, every detail taken into account and the freshest of ingredients.
As I toured the restaurant watching the sushi chefs carve slices of delicate fish, flames bursting from the woks exploding flavours into the air to dance with your senses. You could see the variety, colour and freshness of the ingredients used and the meticulous care taken for each dish that was provided tour party.
I will recommend visiting the bathroom…but that discovery I will leave to you.
The food: delicate, full of flavour and perfectly fused
The wine: well selected and extensive choice
The service: tentative – at times a bit hard to get a drink
The bill: reflected the quality and standard of food while leaving us with a smile
11-13 Frith Street