It’s refreshing to find a restaurant in your local area that is not Thai or Italian. We dined at the new French Brasserie ‘Provence by Antoine’ in Mortlake. They specialize in dishes from the South of France.
Warm traditional nicoise olive tapenade dipped in a pull apart black bread wets the appetite. Organic olives grown locally as well as house baked bread makes this appetizer even more special.
Slow cooked meals are featured during these colder months. Wood oven smoked prime beef short ribs are juicy and slide of the bone. Surrounded by a pool of Provençal black beans are smooth and creamy along with celeriac puree.
Confit pork belly is served with an apple and sweet onion puree and a side of granny smith and celeriac remoulade. Served with a crispy skin we can’t help but smile.
Perfectly cooked spatchcock is filled with sweet cabbage and speck. The nuttiness of the chickpea puree along side a rich sauce gives the dish that extra kick of flavour. Little pearls of Israeli cous cous are light and complimented the dish well.
A large chunk of sweet potato generously covered in spiced mascarpone is soft and showcases the natural flavours of the vegetable. Unique and delightful!
Unfortunately we were too full to try their range of desserts. We will definitely be returning for their secret recipe espresso martini or the enticing confit caramelised apple ‘tarte tatin’ with crème fraiche!