Neighbourhood restaurant, Hām launches a new six-course tasting menu this spring, reflecting seasonal produce and creating an experience that is accessible and special, without compromising on the ingredients used. Situated in West Hampstead, the menu, created by Head Chef Matt Osborne, is inspired by the best produce available during the seasons and will change depending on what is available throughout the year and from suppliers. Hām, translating to ‘home’ in Old English will serve the tasting menu every evening alongside the a la Carte menu.
Combining subtle flavours from Matt’s Australian upbringing with British cooking techniques, the menu takes guests on a journey from the earth to the land and sea. To accompany the menu, wine is paired with each course to complement the seasonal dishes. The six glasses of wine are selected from the eclectic wine list which includes wines from Morocco, Georgia and Lebanon.
Diners will start with crunchy celeriac croquettes with preserved lemon and cucumber and a potato rosti with fragrant Cornish crab and brown meat mayonnaise paired with D’Armanville Brut Champagne, followed by BBQ calcots with piquillo pepper and grapes and Chateau de la Mirande Picpoul de Pinet, South-West France, then delicate and juicy torched mackerel with kohlrabi, oyster sauce and lovage paired with Chenin Blanc from the Winery of Good Hope in Stellenbosch, South Africa. For the main event, succulent Shorthorn beef with black sesame, cime di rapa and salted turnip served with Epicuria’ Syrah from Morocco. For pudding, Hām will serve their indulgent chocolate tart with macadamia and blood orange sorbet accompanied by the sweet flavours of Monbazillac ‘Jour des fruits’ from the South West of France
‘The new tasting menu will allow customers to enjoy a range of Hām’s best dishes in one sitting. The menu will change regularly, reflecting the best seasonal produce which Hām has each day, whether that be fresh Turbot from Flying Fish or Asparagus from Natoora.’
£39 per person for 6 courses (+£6 for an additional cheese course).
Optional with wine pairing £25 per person
Hām West Hampstead,
238 West End Lane,
London, NW6 1LG