Michelin-starred Alimentum is a gourmet continental restaurant renowned for its slow cooking ethos and chef’s tasting menu. Located in central Cambridge, the restaurant has earned its place as one of the top eateries in the city, serving exquisite dishes while unpretentious and affordable.
We started our meal with two equally wonderful appetisers of seaweed crisps and cheese balls – an innovative combination of simple flavours with fun textures.
This followed by an amuse-bouche of goat cheese mousse and pea sorbet, nestled on a bed of black truffle – it sure did pack a punch with such an intense flavour, while also actually quite refreshing.
Seated next to the chef window meant that we had a fabulous view of the kitchen, making it that little bit more special.
For starter we selected the chicken breast with liver parfait, grape and fennel; a wild combination of flavours and textures that set the tone for the rest of the meal.
The lamb rump was paired with coffee and it surprisingly works terrifically, the combination compliments each other perfectly. Salmon was another main dish we sampled that truly demonstrated how fish can also have the same depth and satisfying taste as meat or poultry.
Before dessert we were presented with a pallet cleanser of pink grapefruit foam and a lime crisp; it was utterly gorgeous and we would happily enjoy this as part of a dessert.
Now here comes the piece de resistance, maple roasted peach with vanilla and raspberries – pure joy. While the presentation is visually stunning, the peach was roasted gently and kept the softness and freshness of a fruit.
Alimentum has a fixed-price menu (£29 for three courses and £21 for two courses), and 7 or 10 course menus. It’s a fantastic place for a romantic meal, a celebratory get-together or as a corporate dinner venue.
Visit www.restaurantalimentum.co.uk for further information.