The Water House Project is a highly sought after social, fine dining experience in East London. It began in 2015 when Gabriel Water House left Michelin Starred Galvin La Chapelle. His aim was to make fine dining accessible. Tickets sell out, each month, very quickly. I firstly experienced The Water House Project through the platform Eatwith. My boyfriend and I attended their supper club in Bethnal Green, where we enjoyed an 8-course seasonal tasting menu. You can see here my blog on my experience.
With the closure of The Water House Project due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown, WHP at Home is a tasting menu kit to enjoy at home. The kit includes a 6-course tasting menu, six glasses of paired wines, nibbles and petit fours. Our kit also included a bottle of aperitif, a loaf of sourdough with a selection of whipped butter (marmite, whiskey & seaweed), cheeses with grape chutney, 3x WHP tote bags and a “how to plate” and serve instructions manual. In fact, the instructions were put together well with dish images on the Water House Project website. It was therefore, really easy and straightforward to build each of the dishes and present them as beautifully as if we were in a fine dining restaurant.
At £165 for two people, the kit is not cheap. However, given the high-quality food, drink and attention to detail with how it was all put together, it is definitely worth the expense. It makes for the perfect special/romantic evening at home.
Our The Water House Project at Home Menu included;
- White Port, Mint & Tonic
- Whipped Golden Cross & Fennel Seed Crackers
- Sourdough & Selection of Whipped Butters
- Honeymoon melon, pickled cucumber, tiger tomatoes & charcoal yoghurt paired with Bric Sassi, Roberto Sarotto, 2018, Piedmont Italy
- Hot Smoked Mackerel Parfait, Vanilla Pickled Gooseberries & Dill Oil paired with Sauvignon Blanc, Neudorf Vineyards, 208, South Island New Zealand
- Tomato Consommé & White Balsamic Risotto paired with Rosado, Cillar de Silos, 2018, Ribera Del Duero, Spain
- Sutton Hoo Chicken, Poached Leek, Sherry & Morel Jus paired with Legado Pinot Noir, De Martino, 2018, Limari Valley, Chile
- Apricots poached in honey, Sauternes & Camomile, brillat Savarin & White Chocolate Ganache topped with baked filo, paired with Château Fayau, Cadillac, 2012, Bordeaux, France
- Cashel Blue, preserved cherries and cherry consommé, thyme oil, beetroot dust paired with Solera 1847 Cream NV, Gonzalez Byass, Jerez, Spain
- Chocolate & Thyme Doughnut, Workshop Seasonal Coffee
The Water House Project at Home Images
£165 per kit for 2 people. Includes 6 courses and 6 wine pairings.
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