I recently had the pleasure of dining at a few restaurants owned by one of Britain’s finest and most outspoken chef’s, Gordon Ramsay. Each of Ramsay’s Michelin star restaurants offer unique experiences with different cuisines, designs and atmospheres, but have a common ground of impeccable dishes and assertive, experienced and knowledgeable staff. At Maze, which is located at the exclusive address of Grosvenor Square, London, you are treated to a true fine dining experience. Let it be said that an evening spent at Maze should definitely be saved for a special occasion.
Maze offers French cuisine with a twist of Asian influence and each dish in the a la carte menu enables you to try a wide variety of tasting sized dishes. The design of the restaurant is an experience of its own, evoking a sense of being in a beautiful maze that you don’t really want to find your way out of.
In addition to the modern design and food presentation is the use of an iPad when selecting from the wine list. This added to the experience and the iPad allows you to find the perfect wine to compliment your dishes.
For my dining experience each dish, whilst different from the a la carte menu, was a good size, with complimentary flavours and a definite Asian influence both in size and taste. Highlights from the starter options were the foie gras and smoked salmon.
The main dishes, whilst delicate in size were undoubtedly delicious and highly recommended. Found on the a la carte menu was the Szechuan-spiced pork belly with braised Cox apples, kale and onion confit. Pork belly is an under appreciated cut of meat, but it is growing in popularity and is subsequently popping up on the menus of some of London most exclusive restaurants. This pork belly dish released a rich flavour whilst balancing soft, tender bites as well as offering the much anticipated crunch from the perfected crackling. Not on the current a la carte menu, was the roasted Poussin breast and confit, which was utterly delicious.
Completing the evening was a selection of desserts, all equally appealing, but it was the pistachio soufflé with vanilla ice cream that wrapped up an enjoyable fine dining experience at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze.
Overall, our experience at Maze was thoroughly recommended, and it truly was a special night out. Let us know if you go yourself, as we’d love to hear your opinion! Leave your thoughts in the comments.