Summer and heat take the ‘Hog a bit off track – this time to fish and chips.
Fish and chips is what I would call an international dish, meaning that it’s available in many countries and is found in myriad variants and creative expressions in each.
Even in Nuits-Saint-Georges I have so far found two versions – at the Cafe de Paris and Le Beffroi. Both were relatively traditional, with Cafe de Paris claiming the title as the best fish and chips in Nuits at the moment.
The best fish and chips in Burgundy?
While I found the fish and chips at the Cafe de Paris to be the reference in Nuits-Saint-Georges, I’m convinced there must be other lovely, well-composed versions out there on the Burgundy restaurant and cafe scene.
My favourite fish and chips (so far)
The best fish and chips I’ve ever tasted was a traditional version at the classical Seafresh Restaurant at 80-81 Wilton Road in southwest London.
While there are no evident visible differences with what I ate in NSG, the London dish was not infected with this green stuff called salad. The fish was brilliantly fresh, and with a lovely structure. As far as I recall, it was the Peterhead Cod that I chose back in May 2017.
Seafresh emphasizes freshly cooked, responsibly sourced, sustainable ingredients. With its fish sourced from T. Bush at Billingsgate Fish Market, and potatoes from Masters & Co. Ltd., Seafresh guarantees top quality by using only trusted and well-known local suppliers.
It is both the fish itself and the crispy batter that sets a great fish and chips above the regular versions. And the chips can range from cheap factory cuts to hand-cut local variants; to each his own. Where fresh fish is the key element of quality, the chips come in many versions and varieties; some you like, others you don’t.
More about fish and chips
If you want to know more about fish and chips, check here on Wikipedia.
Or better still, taste and eat!