Here’s what you can expect to eat when Niki Astley launches his Salt & Earth pop-up at Kanteen, the new space that’s opened at the Custard Factory in Digbeth.
Dishes such as this lovely combo involving purple spuds and miso mayo.
Niki won many fans for his pioneering and imaginative food at the Jewellery Quarter establishment Two Cats, which is closing to be replaced next month by a new restaurant called Grit.
Niki is pouring his efforts into Salt & Earth, which will offer eclectic dishes with Latin American and Far Eastern influences at residencies across the city.
Salt & Earth will be dishing up a fascinating menu at Kanteen on October, 5,6 and 7 and October 12, 13 and 14 from 6.30-9.30pm.
The full menu
Corn on the cob, smoked butter & well-aged parmesan (£4).
Tomato, chia seed and coriander (£5)
Purple potatoes & miso mayonnaise (£4)
Seabass ceviche (£7)
Octopus, onion, ponzu & olive oil (£8)
Deep-fried chicken thigh & thousand island madness (£6.50)
Sudado de res (Latin American beef stew) (£8)
Coconut mochi, shiso, kiwi & straeberry (£6.50)
Dulce de leche, chocolate cake, chilli & coffee (£5.50).
Taking the pisco
Niki said: “Service will be casual. Orders for food and drinks will be placed at the bar.”
Soft and alcoholic drinks will be available – including Pisco, a Peruvian brandy, with lime and bitters.
Fifty per cent of tables will be served, with the rest reserved for walk-ins.