Tongue’n’Cheek started life as a food stall focusing on some of the less loved parts of various animals but they’ve just started a 6 week residency as a pop up at The Joker pub on Penton Street. This is good news for those of us who like to eat sitting down in the warm on those old fashioned things called tables and chairs.
They’re currently doing an Italian Sunday lunch of porchetta (£15) with roasted Jerusalem artichokes and a fennel and blood orange salad. The meat was tender and stuffed with herbs and the crackling was deliciously crispy but sadly my whole plate from meat to roasties to veg suffered from just being lukewarm. Everything still tasted good, I could have sent it back and asked them to reheat but I was super hungry and didn’t have the willpower to wait.
I will be back on a week day to check out the range of burgers Cristiano has developed. They’re all based on the original Heartbreaker burger, a 50/50 blend of ox heart and beef (check out Cristiano’s blog for the full story of how he came up with this concept http://fullcaststreetfooder.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/heartbreaker-a-burger-story I especially have my eye on the piccante burger (£7), the beef patty gets topped with N’duja, a spicy soft sausage, frankly the more meat the better as far as I’m concerned!
Cristiano is helped out in the kitchen by Paul Belcher (owner of Donostia Social Club – a Basque inspired Spanish tapas van) and Alex.
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58 Penton Street