Meal at Maze

Meal at Maze

at Maze on 24 April 2015
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Swish, Mayfair comfort – no question.  Since my last visit Maze has received a minor facelift of décor and there is now counter dining for sushi food with chefs crafting these in front of diners.  Gordon Ramsay has maintained Maze being stylish but without forgetting the importance of  hospitality as the service was very good.  The food on this visit was stylish and technically very good with a very good pairing of the Spanish white (Louro Valdero) for the light meats and the Portugese red (Cedro do Noval) for the lamb.  The highlight on this occasion was the mint and strawberry merignue mix with champagne gel and strawberry sorbet – extremely a lovely dish with all the right textures and balances and the pork with broth and lamb dishes were great.

Slightly dissapointing however was the dish I was most looking forward to trying(!) which was the foie gras mousse – I simply found this too bland with no real talking point / flavour as even the meat slices and pear sauce were completely over powered by the heavy, earthy foie gras mousse.  There was no issue with the technical skill and the foie gras was delicately smooth but my palate simply didn’t understand why there was a lack of flavour; even more salt may have made this enhanced, but ultimately it was carefully prepared.

Slightly dissapointing however was the dish I was most looking forward to trying(!) which was the foie gras mousse – I simply found this too bland with no real talking point / flavour as even the meat slices and pear sauce were completely over powered by the heavy, earthy foie gras mousse.  There was no issue with the technical skill and the foie gras was delicately smooth but my palate simply didn’t understand why there was a lack of flavour; even more salt may have made this enhanced, but ultimately it was carefully prepared.

Overall, a lovely meal on this occasion.  I don’t have to come running back but it remains a lovely Mayfair option if nearby and the 4 courses for £33 (as at Apr 15) pre-theatre I believe is its trump card based on the dishes I have seen and experienced.  You will be well looked after here and there are some very good cocktails at their open bar as well.

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7 / 10

Interior of Maze (from bar end)

Jasmine garden cocktail

Salmon mousse amuse bouche

Bread crisps, pork skin crackling & chick pea paste

Sushi

Beef tataki

Foie gras mousse

Pork

Lamb

Stawberry and mint medley

The bill for two

Quail egg salad

Cannelloni

Lamb

Beef

Dessert medley

Peanut butter and cherry ice cream