Spring forward for our new seasonal starters

Posted on April 24, 2014 by admin

Spring is the season of new beginnings, when flowers bloom after Winter, colour returns to the land and rising temperatures (albeit, this being Britain, not by much!) turn our thoughts to lighter foods after a diet of warming Winter dishes. At aqua shard we are celebrating the start of Spring with all-new starters for the a la carte menu, available now.

Nothing quite captures the seasonal mood like our aqua shard spring salad, which combines both green and white Wye Valley asparagus (in season earlier than usual this year) with Jersey Royals and a lively marjoram dressing.

Fish lovers will be spoilt for choice; for something light there’s our Cured sea bream, unusually marinated in coconut rum and lime and served with periwinkles (small sea snails) and a vibrant turmeric mayonnaise. Or for a more substantial option there’s Tuna ‘tartare’, cubes of the very highest-grade raw tuna with a piquant cherry gel and shaved frozen foie gras.

These new starters are, if you’ll pardon the pun, just for starters; over the coming weeks the a la carte and Market Lunch menus will change to introduce new main courses and desserts too, all conceived by our Executive Chef Anthony Garlando to showcase the best British and Irish seasonal produce.

What’s your favourite sign of Spring? Do you have a seasonal ingredient you particularly look forward to seeing? Let us know in the Comments!

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