Wild Honey: Honey I'm Home!
Very Kerri has been cherry picking what's hot in food and drink since March 2013. Admittedly, my posts are often dominated by new openings, meaning the stalwarts of the industry who consistently deliver outstanding experiences sometimes get sidelined. Not today, enter Wild Honey.
You get an old familiar feeling the second you step into the wood-panelled room, an almost member's clubby vibe. And if you think Wild Honey's sweetness stays in the kitchen, think again because the drinks list is on point. A Gin Mare and sake tipple very nearly hooks me but I fall for a Mezcarita, showcasing beautiful Papalome Del Maguey Mescal with agave, lime and chili. I'll have another.
The menu celebrates seasonality and as a result, I always end up trying something new, like meaty Marinda tomatoes, for example. In other news, flaky Devon crab with celeriac makes me order another glass of Burgundy and I can see why grilled octopus with heroic parsley and aioli is something of a signature dish. I'm always game for venison, and this evening Chef Anthony even makes me a little buckwheat tart on the side, which is as bold as the accompanying beets are bliss.
We embrace espressos, which arrive with Wild Honey's signature Madeleines and truffles wearing little cocoa nib jackets. A bite of flourless chocolate gorgeousness even manages to sneak its way on there somehow, the cheeky little devil.
Anthony Demetre opened Wild Honey in 2007, and as the place gets richer in character and personality, the dishes and drinks list stays fresh and fun. Bring on the next 10 years in the honeypot.
Five Very Kerri things about Wild Honey
- The Chef-owner's hospitality
- A celebration of the seasons
- Member's clubby vibe
- Unassuming drinks list
- Value for money experience