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Set in a 16th century mews in Peterborough’s historic Priestgate in what was the former ‘Flying Club’, chef Lee Clarke has launched Prévost, offering a high-end dining experience.
Lee, who was previously at Clarke’s of Peterborough, is now offering a choice of a three-, five- or nine-course lunch or dinner tasting menu from Wednesday to Saturday. Showcasing the finest ingredients, including plenty of local produce, Lee has devised a modern menu that shows off his considerable skills to full effect. Each menu starts with ‘snacks’, and then expect to see dishes such as strawberry gazpacho – a surprising mix of strawberry, cucumber and olive; or Yukon Gold Potato – hen’s egg yolk, black truffle and crispy pork skin, which is wonderfully comforting and earthy in flavour.
With the open kitchen, every table – the restaurant provides 29 covers – becomes a chef’s table in the small, smart but informal surroundings in which Lee presents most of the dishes personally with a short explanation. Alternatively you can sit in the buzzing bar and enjoy a cocktail and a tasting plate.
Lee is already established in the local food scene and I only expect his star to rise with his latest venture.
By Philip Seaman, Cambridgeshire editor