When the notion of trialling their 2014 Christmas menu was floated, we were delighted to help out. We were joined on a dreich Wednesday evening by fellow bloggers Edin Blogger and Edin Bloggette, and Kate from Citylicious.After my usual rapchik martini (a lovely cocktail confection of raspberries and chilli) in the bar, to get things started, we were shown to our table.
We were sampling there specially designed festive tasting menu, which is available throughout December, priced at £39.95.First up was an amuse bouche of spiced pumpkin soup. This warm soup packed a nice little kick, so was a highly suitable palette livener.
Next up was chicken chaat, served in a neat poppadom basket, which was spiced with black pepper. It was simple and delicious.It was rather intriguing to see roasted turkey on the menu. Wonderfully tender morsels were presented and quickly dispatched.
Char-grilled prawns marinated in green herbs came next. These were succulent and entirely satisfying.The wild broccoli divided opinion a little, with some feeling it packed just a little too much heat. I thought it was nicely balanced by cooling yoghurt making for delicious mouthfuls that reminded me of the harissa roasted broccoli I tried from the Whitmuir Farm truck.
A tale of toothless kings of Lucknow preceded the arrival of the rabbit galouti, a smooth paste kebab that would indeed be ideal for non-biters.Smoked lamb chops rounded out the tasting selection. These were outstandingly good.
In true Mithas style, we were then confronted with a full selection of rice, excellent naan, roasted veg, delicious daal and a Lucknowi chicken curry. This was absolutely first class, with the tandoor-cooked chicken just splendid.
The festive menu dessert is Christmas pudding, but we instead opted for choices from the a la carte, which were all lovely. Kate’s poached pair was particularly eye-catching. I had a rare night off from cheese duty to sample the passion fruit tarte, which I’m pleased to report was excellent.
So overall, it’s fair to say that we’d strongly recommend a trip to Mithas this December. It’s where we spent one of our Xmas lunches, last year, and if anything this year’s menu has improved on that. Make it your business to sample this outstanding menu, this festive season. And if you’re looking for a Hogmanay treat, they have a special menu for that night, too.