Hello, Nobu! I don’t know what it is but your simply irresistible to me. A name known to mankind, plastered all over glossy magazines I’ve read and TV shows. It was a matter of time for to me to finally dine; the 10-year wait is finally over.
Nobu has international restaurants around the world. London has two, having speaking to Regis Cursan on the regular. The pastry dessert chef at Nobu restaurants he recommended Old Park Lane for stunning views over Hyde Park.
It was a friend birthday, and I pre-planned a surprise at the end of the meal for her. Having been to the Park Lane area a few times, the place did take a while to look for. It’s part of the Metropolitan hotel by Como. Once you enter the interior is simple and clean.
We kicked off with some non-alcoholic drinks, the concoction of layers and dimension of flavours got me in a happy mood.
My friend and I shared all the food between us; the menu has a range of Japanese/Peruvian fusion dishes.
The soba noodles piled neatly into a ness, with thin shredded pieces of seaweed sprinkled on top. The noodles were a delight, cold and refreshing dipped into the accompanied sauce. We made the mistake of not mixing all of the grated ginger in the dip, and didn’t experience the dish full potential.
The sushi set was sensational, great value and the freshness fish shows. From all of the Japanese restaurants I’ve eaten in my life. This is on the highest rated list.
The snow crab dish came in a round shallow gratin dish. A layer of creamy tangy sauce formed a brownish golden colour. Hidden underneath was the snow crab; wow this dish was full bodied packed with flavour. A little over bearing and I advise to have with rice.
My favourite part of the meal was the desserts. Regis surprised me and complimented extra two desserts. He has a decade of experience and his mind works 8 days of the week. Beautifully crafted exquisite desserts, my friend gobbled down the Rice v 6.0 and said it’s the best one she had ever.
Macana, delivered all my wishes in one. Layers of mango cream, pistachio sponge topped with kalamanzi sorbet and white chocolate mousse.
The doughnuts and vanilla ice cream paired well, and the roasted nuts were gorgeous.
Overall, the meal was sensational a great treat for special occasions. All the dishes delivered exceptionally well. All the desserts are to die for and yes it was a great spurge.