Sometimes the best way to discover what a restaurant is all about is to try their tasting menu as this tends to includes some of the chef’s best dishes. Plus, there’s no chance we can get through all of the main course dishes on the menu in one sitting…
However, the hindrance of many tasting menus is their price- not all of us can afford to splash the cash on a multitude of courses. Luckily for Brummies, one Birmingham restaurant may have the answer with possibly the best value tasting menu in this neck of the woods.
670 Grams has launched a new 15 course tasting menu (yeah, that’s right, 15 courses) which is priced at a reasonable £70 on Wednesdays and Thursdays and £80 on Fridays and Saturdays. The tasting menu is said to represent the best value, course for course, in Birmingham.
Kray Treadwell, owner of 670 Grams and Great British Menu finalist, said: “I am committed to ensuring that the food I create is as accessible as possible. With the launch of our new tasting menu I’m hoping to introduce even more people to the world of fine dining, without the stuffiness and pretension that’s sometimes associated with it.”
The new menu takes in a mix of European influences, Asian-inspired flavours and takeaway food with playful elements that serve as reminders of Kray’s relationship with his fiancé, Sacha. The ‘Lamb’ dish was inspired by Jamaican Mutton and Rice; the first dish Sacha and Kray ate together after their daughter arrived.
Whilst the ‘Pumpkin’ is reminiscent of Sacha’s favourite drink, the pumpkin latte. The other dishes on the tasting menu include: Hot and sour; Pineapple; Langoustine scallop; Lobster mac n cheese; Lobster bread; Rice bhaji; Sweetheart cabbage; Celeriac; Wagyu; Foie gras; 70% chocolate; Poppadom; and Fig cake with yeast and blue cheese.
Kray Treadwell was awarded the ‘MICHELIN Young Chef Award Great Britain and Ireland’ last year, which celebrates outstanding promise in chefs under 30. Treadwell’s potential, alongside his innovative culinary skills were recognised by MICHELIN Guide’s team of inspectors, so much so that 670 Grams entered the MICHELIN Guide GBI 2021 with a MICHELIN Plate.
670 Grams opened at The Custard Factory in Digbeth in August 2020 with a three month waiting list. The 16-cover restaurant is named after the weight of his daughter when she was born four months prematurely.
In order to reserve a table at 670 Grams to try this best value tasting menu, book here.
670 Grams, The Custard Factory, 4 Gibb Street, B9 4AU