London restaurant opening - Nutshell
Since Yotam Ottolenghi rocked Sohos restaurant scene with his healthy and very palatable plates, the popularity of modern levantine cuisine rocketed. Palomar, another Israeli diner, this time with a fantastic opened kitchen and counter dining concept, has won hearts of many. Now the time comes for discoveries of Persian traditional dishes, and the newly opened Nutshell gives you just that. Very contemporary interior, with plush Wes Anderson styled interiors, heavy in dimmed pinks and rose golds, life plants and industrial ceilings. The big opened kitchen with the head Chef, previously at Palomar, Jeremy Borrow greeting and chatting up all guests, brings you the plates inspired by Iranian home cooking. Saffron rice (although sadly without the spectacular golder crust), smokey auberinge, charred seafood, meat and fruit combinations and delicious freshly baked bread. Although we feel it doesn't really warm your heart as much as the authentic Iranian cooking, it would give you a good introduction of the country's rich and multilayered flavors.