Fresh from top Peterborough eatery Clarkes, local lad and self-declared food geek Lee Clarke has gone solo.
This new venture has come about as a result of Lee’s passion for fine food and his courageous nature. Having spent five years establishing himself as Peterborough’s inventive young chef, he decided to dive in at the deep end of the dining scene and open his own restaurant – and diners can expect a culinary adventure like never before.
Housed in a 16th-century mews in Priestgate, Prévost boasts an interior that blends ancient and modern, with original 15th-century pillars, copper artwork and glittering lights, and a beautiful open kitchen, where diners can witness the magic happen.
The focus is all about producing flavours without boundaries and providing an exciting fine dining journey without the stuffiness you’d usually assume. Lee says, ‘I want the Prévost experience to have an air of fine dining but without the formality; diners can expect an exploration of taste that’s quintessentially British but full of surprises’.
And full of surprises it is. You can choose from a three-, five- or nine-course tasting menu, with the likes of strawberry gazpacho; quail, asparagus, borlotti beans and ovoli mushrooms; and Lord of the Hundreds cheese, braised endive and wild flower honey gracing the mouth-watering list. Expect subtle harmonies of texture, and brilliant, bold flavours. Everything you see on your plate has been hunted for high and low to ensure it’s as local as possible.
Lee is reaching for the Michelin stars, and I’m sure they’ll be within grasp soon, as the still-new restaurant continues to establish itself.