Friday, 6 July 2018

CHEFS AT 111 BY NICO LAUNCH 'TRUST' A groundbreaking new dining experience is unveiled

A NEW dining concept by the brainchild behind innovative restaurant brand Six By Nico is asking diners to completely place their TRUST in the chef. 

Scotland's most innovative chef Nico Simeone has launched the dining experience at his popular Glasgow eatery, 111 by Nico. Guests dining at the Glasgow West End restaurant will now be encouraged to sit back, relax and TRUST the chef as dish after dish of seasonal favourites are shared in front of their eyes.

Never the same dinner twice, the TRUST menu begins with an amuse bouche highlighting local ingredients, then guests enjoy individual courses such as pasta, lamb, asparagus or fish - the options are endless. The five course tasting menu ends on a sweet note with a decadent dessert.

Nico Simeone said:

"The first and most important element of this new dining experience is the expression of trust. It’s not simply saying, 'I don’t care what you give me,' instead, it tells our chefs that the customer trusts their judgment about the current seasonal produce available to them and what the best courses could be at that particular moment."

The TRUST tasting menu is an immersive experience where guests choose from a list of 12 ingredients. From today (July 6th 2018) at 111 by Nico, the team of chefs decide the courses that are served to a customer rather than the customer ordering off an a la carte menu.

The concept is a popular method in dining in Japan where patrons at sushi restaurants leave the selection to the chef, as opposed to ordering à la carte. The Japanese call "omakase" which means you trust in the chef. The chef will generally present a series of plates, beginning with the lightest fare and proceeding to the heaviest dishes. TRUST at 111 by Nico emulates this idea with seasonally available ingredients. 

Nico says: 

"Our team of Chefs are always finding creative, interesting ways to work with ingredients that will not only excite them but our guests too. In recent years the food scene has seen the rise of multiple cuisines and with TRUST we can explore these food trends and present them as part of a tasting menu to our customers."

TRUST is priced at £25 per person and the 12 ingredients listed on each menu card will change on the 1st of every month. 111 by Nico also offer guests the same attention to detail as your food element when it’s comes to drinks pairing with the dining experience. 

Nico Simeone continues:

"Its important for us to offer an affordable dining experience without compromising on taste or portion size. A dining out experience doesn’t have to break the bank and with this five course tasting menu, we want to create a unique menu set within an unpretentious environment for people of all ages and all backgrounds to enjoy."

111 by Nico have also designed drinks that will enhance and compliment the TRUST menu. The have sourced fine wines from around the world to local craft breweries to independent Whisky and Gin distilleries. The matching drinks pairing costs £22. TRUST is now available at the restaurant.

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