loti eats: la dame de pic

Anne-Sophie Pic is the latest big-name chef from Europe to arrive in London, with five Michelin-stars across three restaurants already to her name. Her London opening, La Dame de Pic, shares its name with her Paris restaurant and she couldn’t have picked a more stunning location for it; the newly opened Four Seasons Hotel at Trinity Square. The building used to the Port of London Authority back in the day and the whole place is very grand indeed. La Dame de Pic itself is no exception, with big windows, high ceilings, and glamorous art deco design touches.

The food too is sophisticated and beautifully presented, mixing a classic French style with some more unusual ingredients and Japanese influences (Pic lived and worked in Japan for a while). We loved seeing British ingredients such as Cornish crab given a different treatment, served here with sobacha and dill panna cotta, Corsican clementine and discs of crunchy celeriac. Another favourite of the night was Berlingots – pasta parcels with smoked Brillat Savarin cheese, wild mushrooms, tonka bean and Voatsiperifery pepper. For dessert the signature White Millefeuille is not to be missed. Comprising layers of pastry encased in vanilla cream and jasmine jelly, it’s a pudding worthy of the surroundings.

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While the evening tasting menu at £95 is probably for special occasions only, you can get a taste on what’s offer at lunch time for £39 if you go for the 3-course lunch menu – a bit of a steal for skilful cooking such as this.

Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ