Glasgow Restaurant Six By Nico Has Revolutionary Idea On Dining
A NEW dining concept by the brainchild behind innovative Glasgow restaurant Six By Nico is asking diners to completely place their trust in the chef.
Nico Simeone and his team of chefs are launching a new dining experience at popular city eatery, 111 by Nico.
Guests at the West End restaurant will be encouraged to sit back and trust the chef as dish after dish of seasonal favourites are brought out to customers who are left in the dark upon walking in.
Aiming to never give diners same dinner twice, the “TRUST” menu will begin with an amuse bouche highlighting local ingredients, after which guests will enjoy individual courses such as pasta, lamb, asparagus or fish, with bosses promising “endless option.”
The five-course tasting menu will end on a sweet note with a decadent dessert.
Nico described how the first and most important element of the new dining experience is “the expression of trust.”
He added: “It’s not simply saying, ‘I don’t care what you give me’. Instead, it tells our chefs the customer trusts their judgment about the current seasonal produce available to them and what the best courses could be at that particular moment.”
The TRUST tasting menu is an immersive experience where guests will choose from a list of 12 ingredients.
The team of chefs will then decide the courses that are served to a customer rather than the customer ordering off a menu.
The concept is a popular method of dining in Japan where patrons at sushi restaurants leave the selection to the chef, as opposed to ordering à la carte.
The Japanese call it “omakase” which means “you trust in the chef.” The chef will generally present a series of plates, beginning with the lightest fare and proceeding to the heaviest dishes, and TRUST emulates this idea with seasonally available ingredients.
Nico added: “Our team of chefs are always finding creative, interesting ways to work with ingredients that will, not only excite them, but our guests too.
“In recent years, the food scene has seen the rise of multiple cuisines and, with TRUST, we can explore these food trends and present them as part of a tasting menu to our customers.”
From July 6, TRUST will be priced at £25 per person and the 12 ingredients listed on each menu card will change on the 1st of every month.
111 by Nico will also choose and design drinks that will enhance and compliment the TRUST menu. They will source fine wines from around the world to local craft breweries to independent whisky and gin distilleries. The matching drinks pairing will cost £22.
11 by Nico will also offer guests the same attention to when it comes to drinks, pairing them with the dining experience.
Nico said: “It’s important for us to offer an affordable dining experience without compromising on taste or portion size.”
The TRUST menu comes off the back of 111 by Nico’s sister establishment Six By Nico which introduces a new, themed menu every six weeks.
The Finnieston eatery has previously had the themes of Childhood, New York, Disney, The Chippie and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
A new Mexico-inspired one launched on Tuesday.
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Source: The Evening Times