Galvin at Windows launch Korean tasting menu
28 floors up atop Hilton on London’s distinguished Park Lane beams the Michelin starred Galvin at Windows. A restaurant with views that undoubtedly rival the likes of 42 Fenchurch Street and the Shard’s Oblix; the team have forged ahead with their latest culinary project: a Korean inspired tasting menu led by Head Chef Joo Won.
Built on an on-going foundation of modern French haute cuisine accompanied with impeccable service, up until September Galvin at Windows are offering those who are looking to try something particularly different this unique new Korean / French fusion. Transporting the little explored flavours combinations, ingredients and cooking styles from Korea – this summer exclusive lets the talented Chef celebrate the culinary delights from his homeland.
As the sun kisses the horizon, an elegant white table cloth with sleek wine glasses and compelling fragrant cocktails hint at what is to come. A carousel of carefully curated dishes that showcase the results of Won’s culinary tour return to his Korean roots, include a delicate raw kingfish with cucumber, kohlrabi and sweet chilli, lightly crispy tempura crab with tofu, barley, courgette and soybean stew, a fall apart baked hake with a salty Comté crust, tender spicy Iberico pork and cabbage. Among others, a palate cleanser comes as a refreshing yoghurt sorbet with shizo granita and hibiscus.
With lesser known flavour combinations are unusual drinks pairings. With the option to pair this limited menu with either wine or cocktails, expect Korean specialities such as Soju which is served with tonic and cucumber; a sweeter plum wine and a rich and cloudy rice beer. These are all complimented with a collection of wines from Europe’s most respected regions.
Korea may be the overriding theme here, but the restaurant’s French roots aren’t completely overlooked. Those who visit can’t leave without sampling some of the vintage wines, varying selection of cheeses and lavish port tasting trolley to top off an evening of indulgence. These distinctly French elements you’ll be pleased to know are weaved throughout the menu and amongst the luxurious setting complement each other surprisingly well.
Conjuring 1930s glamour from its cosmopolitan bar to its Michelin starred dining room, since its opening back in 2006, Galvin at Windows has built a reputation for itself as one of London’s premier fine-dining restaurants. Allowing both those who are visitors to the city as well as locals a true taste of London, Galvin at Window’s stunning views showcases some of the capital’s most iconic sites such as the London Eye, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Wembley Stadium.
Never standing still and always looking to impress, the passion from the Galvin at Window’s kitchen transcends across the dining room with a team of enthusiastic floor staff. Service cannot be sleeker and those who work there are charismatic, adaptable and most importantly know exactly what’s on your plate and in your glass. Expect to be treated like royalty.
Address: 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE, +44 (0)20 7208 4021, firstname.lastname@example.org, galvinatwindows.com