10th May 2021
The award-winning DUSK Restaurant in Brentwood, Essex, is to reopen following the pandemic lockdown, with a tasting menu of spectacular molecular gastronomy.
DUSK’s Executive Head Chef Stephen Gomes made his name winning numerous awards at his former Moksh is Cardiff, for visually stunning creations, with exquisite flavour fusions.
When not preparing free takeaway meals for thousands of frontline NHS staff, key workers, care home residents, plus vulnerable elderly people in Essex and north Kent, Gomes spent hours during lockdown in his laboratory kitchen, experimenting with new flavour combinations and techniques.
The results will be revealed to the public when DUSK reopens on Thursday 20th May.
Combining scientific cooking methods with homegrown herbs, local produce, Gomes will bring his trademark light theatrical touch to new tasting menus.
There will be a choice of 5- and 7-course menus, with vegan and vegetarian options, plus an accompanying speciality tea flight.
DUSK does not serve alcohol, although customers are welcome to bring their own drinks, with no charge for corkage. There is also an extensive range non-alcoholic wines, beers and mocktails.
The new menus, which will vary with the seasons feature Smoked salmon cheesecake, dill bread, 24ct gold leaf; Shredded A5 wagyu beef, overflowing apple gazpacho; Pan-seared Black Cod, reduced sweet chilli, spicy mango salsa; Wasabi, broccoli, truffle, charcoal macaroon, aubergine éclair; Sous vide grass fed French-trimmed baby lamb chops, mixed pickle hummus, salad, pearls, ghost reaper gravy, violet rock potatoes, rosemary fire; Rock lobster, fluffy lemon air, blue pea, reduced velouté plush splash of house desserts.
“I’ve designed the menu to tell a story, and take the diner on a culinary journey, based on the inspirations from my grandma, my father Chef James, Roald Dahl and the science of spice,” said Stephen.
The 7-couse tasting menu is priced at £89 (£59 vegan), and with the matched tea flight at £20. The 5-course is £69 (£59 vegan).
Throughout his glittering career working in top restaurants across the globe Stephen Gomes has won numerous awards and achieved 2 AA Rosette. His numerous TV appearances have included BBC2’s Great British Menu.
The new a la carte menu includes: The Campfire which presents a ‘log fire’ of wasabi, broccoli, truffle, charcoal macaroon, aubergine éclair, in a steel thali.
Angry Birds – Pepper marinated cornfed chicken morsels, grilled quail, puff rice, quail egg, mint aioli.
A unique venue, DUSK provides a multi–purpose hospitality destination, offering dinners a selection of world cuisines, with a choice of fine, casual and private dining experiences with live music and entertainment in the popular alfresco shisha and cigar lounge.
With three discrete dining areas each with its own menu, the restaurant, which caters for up to 400 customers, was transformed with an investment of almost £1million by restaurateurs Sharif Uddin and Shakil Islam in 2019.
DUSK, Ongar Road, Brentwood Essex CM15 9SS
T: 01277 424 987 email@example.com www.duskbrentwood