After ‘popping up’ all over Birmingham in 2014 and the start of 2014, since June last year, Epi Restaurant has been in residence at The Courtyard in Bromsgrove, serving elegant and tasty food, in quaint surroundings.
From this January, Epi are also opening at lunchtime Thursday through Saturday, and to celebrate this they invited us to their press lunch to sample a taste of what they will be offering. Their lunch menu comes in at £25 for 2 courses, or £29 for 3, with a couple of choices for each course.
Very well made sourdough bread was served to start.
I then chose the Pork Terrine, Gribiche Sauce & Rye to start which was lovely – and came with a tangy apple pureé as well. Lee opted for the Leek & Potato Velouté and thoroughly enjoyed the homemade soup
For the main we both chose Hake Fillet with Tomato Ragu Chorizo & Gnocchi. We both felt this was an outstanding dish – a perfectly cooked piece of hake, a lovely kick to the ragu and meltingly soft gnocchi.
Desserts were both really pretty plates of food; Chocolate Ganache & Caramelised Milk for me, Poached Rhubarb, Lemon Curd & Spiced Ginger Cake for Lee. We really couldn’t fault anything on the plates, truly yummy.
We’ve eaten the food of Nathan a few times now, but this is the first since their residency began and I feel that the food, which was always good, has come a long way and is now a lot more refined and extremely enjoyable.
Do check them out if your over Bromsgrove way,or take a little detour to eat there, it will be worth your while!
Disclosure: We were invited to sample Epi’s food at the Press Lunch and therefor did not pay for the food. We did pay for our drinks ( a couple of lovely glasses of red wine if you’re wondering). We were not asked to write about the experience in return, but wanted to because we enjoy the food at Epi and want others to as well.