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Dine with Dos Hermanos at The Bull & Last

A bit of a photostory for you today. Last night I had the pleasure of attending another wonderful Dine with Dos Hermanos at The Bull & Last in Highgate. It was a great night with really excellent food, and fun company. The theme was Best of British and was fantastically well executed.

Favourites (and it’s tough to chose) were a wonderful hand of pork, shoulder of mutton with lentils, steak tartare with quails egg yolk and fried cornish skate cheeks with tartare sauce. It really was all wonderful. There wasn’t a weak dish, and the deep fried calves brains were intriguing, almost like a mozarella fritter, I now know why a brain dish is called head cheese!

Starting with the snacks while mingling and drinking martinis, we proceeded to the main course and dessert, which we ate at one enormous table, family style. I was a little worried about this, as my memories of family style usually mean some eat really well and others badly. That was not a worry here, there was so much food. Courses were matched with drinks starting with a fine martini made with Plymouth Gin and finishing with Compass Box Oak Cross Whisky. The dishes in between were matched with some great beers that I’ll be seeking out. All at £40 a head inclusive of drinks, bargainous.

Simon excelled himself once more. The Bull & Last was gorgeous, intimate and friendly, I would highly recommend it and I will be going back. If you are interested in future Dine with Dos Hermanos, be sure to join their facebook group.

Simon and the chef at The Bull & Last

Simon and the chef at The Bull & Last

I’m off now to raid my enormous goodie bag from last night. LOOT!

The Bull & Last, 68 Highgate Road, Kentish Town, NW5 1QS, Tel: 020 7267 364

View the full photoset on flickr.

THE “BEST OF BRITISH” @ THE BULL & LAST

ENGLISH SNACKS

Fried Cornish Skate Cheeks (Tartare Sauce)
Scottish Razor Clams w/ Tomato, Garlic & Parley
Steak Tartare (Quail Egg Yolk)
Arbroath Smokie & Horseradish
Caerphilly Sticks, Pork Scratchings & Marinated Caper berries
Deep-Fried Calves Brains w/ Gribiche & Pickled Cabbage

DRINK: Plymouth Gin Martini

STARTER:

Rare Hare Loin, Roast Pumpkin, Walnuts, Hairy Bitter Cress & Cabernet Vinaigrette

MATCHING BEER: Fuller’s London Pride

MAIN COURSE:

Slow Cooked Shoulder of Mutton, Prunes & Bacon
Roast Hand of Pork, w/ Apple Sauce
Served with Black Cabbage, Creamed Potatoes & Roast Salsify

MATCHING BEER: Badger

DESSERT:

Trifle
Eton Mess

MATCHING BEER: Thornbridge Brewery Jaipur IPA

CHEESE: Leagram Dairy Tasty Lancashire & Curd Cheeses served with oak cakes, pickled grapes & Damson Cheese

Coffee & Petits

DRINK: Compass Box Oak Cross Whisky

Fried Cornish Skate Cheeks (Tartare Sauce)

Fried Cornish Skate Cheeks (Tartare Sauce)

Arbroath Smokie & Horseradish

Arbroath Smokie & Horseradish

Deep-Fried Calves Brains w/ Gribiche & Pickled Cabbage

Deep-Fried Calves Brains w/ Gribiche & Pickled Cabbage

Scottish Razor Clams w/ Tomato, Garlic & Parley

Scottish Razor Clams w/ Tomato, Garlic & Parley

Steak Tartare (Quail Egg Yolk)

Steak Tartare (Quail Egg Yolk)

Rare Hare Loin, Roast Pumpkin, Walnuts, Hairy Bitter Cress & Cabernet Vinaigrette

Rare Hare Loin, Roast Pumpkin, Walnuts, Hairy Bitter Cress & Cabernet Vinaigrette

Slow Cooked Shoulder of Mutton, Prunes & Bacon

Slow Cooked Shoulder of Mutton, Prunes & Bacon

Roast Hand of Pork, w/ Apple Sauce

Roast Hand of Pork, w/ Apple Sauce

Eton Mess

Eton Mess

Leagram Dairy Tasty Lancashire & Curd Cheeses served with oak cakes, pickled grapes & Damson Cheese

Leagram Dairy Tasty Lancashire & Curd Cheeses served with oak cakes, pickled grapes & Damson Cheese

Leagram Dairy Tasty Lancashire & Curd Cheeses served with oak cakes, pickled grapes & Damson Cheese

Leagram Dairy Tasty Lancashire & Curd Cheeses served with oak cakes, pickled grapes & Damson Cheese

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  1. It was a brilliant evening, loads of fun and excellent food. That mutton was incredible. I’m sorry to say I can’t get along with brains though. I’ll eat most things but the brains totally weirded me out. You are thinking about the thing that you are eating, with the thing that you are eating. Argh!

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  2. Good God, that’s a huge meal, and I say that as a greedy, greedy person. It looks gorgeous. I have complete dinner envy.

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  3. Wow! That looks amazing, I was there for Sunday lunch and LOVED it, I wish I had of been there! Definitely a beautifully executed British menu, I’m so jealous!

    Caitlin

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  5. It was fantastic wasn’t it!

    That fish canape wasn’t arbroath smokies though – they had changed it due to availability. It was tea smoked mackerel. And I don’t remember any caerphilly sticks – must have missed those!

    :)

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  6. That looks like it was a fabulous night. I wonder how many quails yolks got broken in the assembly process?

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  7. I think the Mutton was one of the best ones I have ever had in my life. So tender that it was melting in my mouth. Heaven!

    Funny to see a picture of me on your blog, thanks :-)

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  8. Sorry not to reply sooner. In LA and all that, but thanks for posting about this event. We do them to promote places that we really love and to try and get a mixed group of people together in the real rather than the virtual world. So it is not just bloggers, but also producers, journalists and just enthusiasts with no other motive than to eat well. I hope on that basis and on the basis of just having a damn good meal, they succeed

    Roll on the next one in November

    S

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