Cérès, a brand-new restaurant from London-based French-Sicilian chef, Camille Tardieu, is now open in Stoke Newington’s Newington Green.
Cérès unites Provencal, Sicilian and Mediterranean cooking with London’s global culinary influences. The Kickstarter-funded restaurant offers contemporary dishes in a tasteful, relaxed setting.
There is a changing seasonal menu and the January menu includes: turnip and hazelnut milk gratin dauphinois with enoki mushrooms; monkfish with nduja and persillade; octopus with saffron aioli and winter vegetables; brisket and pancetta ragùserved on homemade pappardelle pasta; cauliflower roasted in date syrup served with swede and confit garlic puree; and cider-braised pork cheeks wrapped in Savoy cabbage with chestnut cream.
In addition to a weekly homemade gelato special, desserts include dark chocolate mousse with halva, blood orange sorbet and pomegranate; polenta and almond cake with quince, vanilla, earl grey and crème fraiche.
There's also the option of a cheese course featuring a selection of British cheeses.
All ingredients at Cérès are sourced from local or small suppliers, with the wine list representing boutique vineyards from across Southern Europe (including France, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Turkey and Croatia); craft beers brewed in London; British cheeses from The Cheese Merchant; meats from H. G. Walter; fish from Cornwall; and seasonal vegetables from Newington Green Fruit & Veg.
Cérès works closely with The Food Chain to ensure suppliers are sustainable and ethically sourced.
Cérès is currently open for dinner from 6pm Tuesday to Saturday, with 30 covers per sitting, taking reservations online as well as walk-ins. Guests are invited to dine a la carte, choosing from a selection of sharing plates to build their own tasting menu.
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