Now, throughout October you’ll be able to get a regular fix as he launches his pop-up-for-now, hopefully-permanent-later, Milieu. He’ll be serving up “small plates of drinking food” at The North Star on Leytonstone’s Browning Road, another regular hang that we quite simply love.
Popping down the other night to get a taster of what’s going to be on the menu, we were taken on something of a culinary world tour.
We tucked into Malaysian prawn fritters, sous vide onglet with homemade kimchi, chicken wings with a spicy mayo, chargrilled cauliflower in fish sauce, pork belly with spring onions…oh and poutine, a Canadian dish of chips of cheese curd in gravy, basically the best take on a student staple like, ever. In fact, just what you need to accompany a pint or a glass, or three, of red.
There’ll be six or seven dishes on the menu, with at least one veggie and one fish dish on offer, and the menu will change weekly. Snacky dishes will cost around £3 and the bulk of the main dishes will be around the £6-£8 mark.
And pizza lovers, don’t fear: the wood-fired stuff is still on the menu and totally orderable.