In any case, I've already said that I think Chris Yates is one of the best chefs in the North West and this just confirmed what we already thought. He's not even thirty yet either. In my opinion this was Michelin star level food, it's as simple as that really. I can definitely see stars in their future, if they decide to go that way. They're happy at the moment serving great pub food too.
|Pig in the country.|
Can you imagine us? Two food snobs sat on a bench outside in a sort of private courtyard area, very pleased with ourselves, eating exquisite food in the sun and being generally incredibly poncey about it, when a huge family of 2 couples and several screaming kids turn up and sit right behind us? (None of them eating of course). Hell is other people as Jean-Paul Sartre said, I'd like to add their kids too. We bravely ploughed on with the food like the greedy troupers we are. We had as follows.
Onion Cream Potato, House Ricotta.
Scallops Ceviche, Sesame Soy, Radish.
Truffled Chicken Sour Dough Pink Grapefruit Caramel.
Asparagus Gazpacho Parmesan Crème Fraiche.
Salmon Burnt Apple, Shrimp, Samphire.
|even more wine....|
Eaton 'Neat And Tidy'
I left a little worse for wear but extremely happy after another successful lunch eating some of the best food our region has to offer.
|Sammie hopes in vain for some scraps.|
To see the earlier review click here.
*Sadly chef Chris Yates has since left The Shoulder so I cannot recommend it.