Jewellery Quarter bar 1000 Trades is welcoming back one of Birmingham’s most inventive chefs next month.
Former Two Cats chef-patron Niki Astley and his partner Georgia Radenschi set off travelling round South East Asia earlier this year, unsure whether they’d return to Birmingham with their popular pop-up Salt & Earth.
But, inspired by the food they encountered during their journey, they are heading back to Brum.
As previously, the Salt & Earth residency will offer small plates.
Niki said: “There will be more vegan options now, which is an area we’re looking to expand on.
“There’s a new set of flavours and techniques we have been experiencing and trying to perfect in the last quarter of a year.
“When we left it was snow – now it’s sun (sometimes) and that’ll show a huge shift in ingredients and flavours.”
The new menu shows far more South East Asian influences than Salt & Earth’s previous residencies, when the inspiration was largely South American.
What you can expect to eat
Roast carrots & black sesame.
Asparagus, miso Caesar, nori-quinoa crunch.
Sourdough croutons, roast peanut oil, scotch bonnet chilli, cucumber, tomato & Thai basil.
Pork belly & garlic four ways.
Beef bulgogi, pickled mooli, rice.
Cured salmon Thai Laab style, a dozen herbs, toasted rice powder.
Cuttlefish XO, corn & coconut.
Strawberry, Szechuan peppercorn & lilac wine
Sticky rice, lemongrass, mango
Salt & Earth’s residency runs from Tuesday June 5until Saturday July 7, excluding Sundays.
Prices range from £4-£14 and Salt & Earth will be serving between 12-3 and 5-9.
You can book at http://1000trades.org.uk/food/
16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE. 0121 233 2693.