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Taster Menu at Marco Pierre White - Newcastle

Back in March I visited MPW for the first time, of course I blogged about it which can be found here

I was pretty excited when my invitation to the tasting evening landed in my inbox. Although I did have my hesitations, after all MPW is renowned as a steak house, I don't eat meat anymore, but I was assured there would be something there for me to indulge in. 

MPW is located within Hotel Indigo on Fenkle street, a stones throw away from central station. Perfect location for a post work bite to eat. 

Walking through the swanky lounge to get to the restaurant host I was taken through the restaurant that was pretty busy for 6pm on a Thursday night and into the private dining area and joined by some lovely fellow North East Bloggers.

Head chef Paul Amer who created the tasting menu for us came and welcomed us all to the evening. I did managed to ask him a question. I am fascinated by what happens in commercial kitchens - I think this is because I spent a lot of my year working days as a waitress. I asked Paul how many steaks they turn over on a Saturday evening and out of 120 coverts 80+ steaks leave the kitchen! 

Now, onto the menu, there is 5 courses to get through, I do hope you're not hungry. 

The vegetarian menu was offered to me which started with French cafe salad. 

A delicious salad with stilton cheese, croutons, pear and walnuts. The stilton cheese was extremely strong. I love walnuts and I think they should be in more salads. 

The slow roasted tomato soup with a basil pesto was next and it was delicious. I really had to stop myself from dipping all the delicious bread that was on the table in to the soup, it complimented the soup so well. 

Next on the vegetarian tasting menu is Spring vegetable risotto but I swapped mine to what the other diners were eating as it is one of my favourite risottos. 

Lightly curried smoked Haddock risotto.

This risotto is so tasty - I could have eaten a massive portion of it. I'm not a huge lover of spice but this was just enough to give it the flavour I loved. 

For the final savoury course, asparagus, sauté potatoes, wild mushroom with a poached egg. 

The mushroom was so tasty and went down a treat. Asparagus are in season and you could taste how fresh they were. 

Now the bit I was most excited for - pudding. 

Chocolate ganache, maple and walnut ice cream. The ganache was rich and chocolatey, the ice cream really compliment the pudding. 

Once we had finished our meals I was stuffed. Paul Amer created a wonderful menu and I am really looking forward to heading back to MPW to try some more of their food. 

Taster Menu at Marco Pierre White - Newcastle 

*I was invited to MPW for review purposes, all opinions remain my own. 

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