Farewell to Koffmann’s at The Berkeley

Closing at the end of the year, Pete and I were determined to make a last visit to Koffmann’s at The Berkeley. The restaurant is run by the hugely talented and celebrated Pierre Koffmann and we love the way he cooks.

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Amuse bouche of little soldiers of pissaladière – that lovely salty anchovy savouriness with sweet onions…

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The bread basket is fresh and varied with sourdough, crusty white and brown rolls. My favourite was the laminated, rosemary-infused, enriched-dough pastry that was soft, crisp, flaky and rich.

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Terrine of foie gras with brioche – rich, fully flavoured and perfect in texture.

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Herbed half a Scottish lobster – lots of sweet, perfectly cooked lobster meat in a herby butter with a creamy Béarnaise on the side.

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Roasted duck breast in a spiced sauce – perfectly cooked and beautifully enhanced by the lovely sauce. Brussel sproutes, salsify and deep-fried kale alongside.

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Tournedos Rossini – a large, perfectly cooked fillet of beef with foie gras, thickly sliced black truffles, sweet caramelised shallots and spinach in a rich and glossy sauce.

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One of Pierre’s signature dishes, the pistachio soufflé with pistachio ice cream. It looks large when served but is so light and aerated that it’s not a heave dessert.

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Caramel dome filled with a lightly textured but richly flavoured caramel mousse and chocolate crumble base.

If you can still get a table, Koffmann’s is well worth a visit before it closes its doors in a few days time.

Wishing Pierre and Claire Koffmann all the best for whatever is coming next.

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8 Comments to "Farewell to Koffmann’s at The Berkeley"

  1. Nadia

    It all sounds delicious and classy! Looking through the images is making me so hungry 😛 I need that Caramel dome in my life!

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  2. Camilla

    What a shame they are closing, all of those dishes look out of this world, the lobster, the duck, the souffle, my mouth is watering now!

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