My second visit to Plateau in Brighton, second graduation meal, firstly mine, secondly my beautiful older sisters. This paints the picture of the trust I have in Plateau to perform. French tapas, ‘platters’ of meat, fish or veg and a drool-inducing specials board, and the food really is special. It’s the kind of restaurant where you are impressed by every course that’s brought to the table. The platters are incredibly well balanced, a meat platter features chorizo sausages, black pudding, pork belly, steak, and is married with polenta chips, pecorino salad and slaw. I had the meat platter with pecorino truffle chips (carrying on my truffle fetish) and a mixed leaf salad which was more than enough for 2 people.
Desserts are to die for, choices include lemon chocolate doughnuts, gooey chocolate pudding with pistachio ice-cream, the ‘gourmand’ dessert selection, creme brulee and my gluten free choice, the citrus polenta cake with lemon marscapone. Our table sampled all desserts and they were equally delicious.
Visiting Plateau on a Sunday had a certain sunny European feel to it, people sat at the bar sipping cocktails from martini glasses, the sun shining through the stained glass windows, it was light and breezy. 3 hours later we were leaving with full happy bellies.