Food: Mark Valentine's with Michelin Star takeaway
Pea Porridge in Bury St Edmunds has won a Michelin Star - the first to be awarded in Suffolk for four decades. . .
Famed for its eclectic menu - which features everything from scallops and sea bass to rabbit kibbeh and grilled Galician octopus, mostly cooked in Bertha, the restaurant’s charcoal and wood-fired oven - Bury’s Pea Porridge has been awarded the ultimate culinary accolade: a Michelin Star.
It’s the first star awarded in Suffolk for 40 years and Justin Sharp, who has run the “cosy, homely, laidback” restaurant with wife Jurga since 2009, says “it’s incredible”.
“I've been at this since 15, and sacrificed a lot in my younger years,” adds Justin, who’s also head chef. “This pays off all the hard work we've endured over the years, and I couldn't be prouder.”
Pea Porridge, which has held a Bib Gourmand for a decade, is currently offering weekly ‘heat at home’ call-and-collect meals. The Valentine’s menu, titled Get My Goat, starts with Moorish small plates (including smoky aubergine zaalouk and pumpkin caponata), followed by either goat shank, black garlic, and fava bean tagine or shawarma roasted cauliflower with chickpea falafel, and concluding with chocolate and tahini pudding.
Priced £80 for two, it should be pre-ordered on (01284) 700200 for collection on either February 13 (4-6pm) or 14 (noon-2pm). If you want to celebrate Valentine’s with a Michelin Star meal, make haste, though - it’s set to sell out swiftly.
See peaporridge.co.uk for more.
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