London’s most playful and experimental restaurant, Six by Nico is once again taking foodies on a six-course culinary roller coaster with its new ‘Guilty Pleasures’ Menu.
Running from 20 September to 31 October, the Guilty Pleasures Menu is a celebration of pure indulgence and aims to remove the stigma around our favourite unglamorous junk food.
As with any Six by Nico Menu, the Guilty Pleasures menu flips all our late night favourites, including a Lamb Kebab, Nutella & Waffles and even a Can of Tuna on its head – elevating their status to gastronomic masterpieces. We tried the Guilty Pleasures Menu with wine pairings to match – which is a must-do for those looking to enjoy the full Six by Nico experience.
We start with the Spaghetti Bolognese, which combines octopus and pork with fregola sarda and aged pecorino foam, an excellent precursor of the kind of culinary cartwheels to come. This is followed by a ‘straight from the can’ tuna ceviche, which offered a perfect mouthful of pickled watermelon, Tokyo Turnip, Bonito, Dashi Jelly and Avocado Purée.
Course three was Chef Nico’s take on a lamb kebab, which comprised a wonderfully tender sous vide spiced belly of suckling lamb, nestled on some pickled white cabbage, rose harissa emulsion and cucumber chutney. This was certainly unlike any lamb kebab we’ve ever imbibed in, and a clear favourite in our table.
The ‘lamb kebab’ was followed by Chef Nico’s Fish Supper 2.0, which was an undoubtedly creative take on classic fish and chips. The ‘perfect bite’ consists of a Scrabster cod, caramelised cauliflower, curry sauce – with hints of caper & raisin. Another junk food-favourite, Nico’s Fried Chicken foregoes the grease and instead offers a delicious chicken leg roulade with barbecued corn, hen of the woods & black garlic sauce. A sinful and indulgent combo that never overpowers the palate.
The piece de resistance of course, was the Nutella & Waffles, perfect for those looking to end this dynamic tasting menu with a saccharine finish. Nutella lovers will enjoy the Chocolate and Praline Cremeux, balanced with sour cherry, stroopwafel and crème fraiche. A final flourish to what was yet another bold, creative and exciting offer by one of London’s most exciting culinary talents. You will never view your junk food the same again.