What can you tell us about Simon Rogan at Home?
Put very simply, it's Simon Rogan's meals delivered. With his restaurants closed (or at low capacity when actually open) Simon Rogan has turned, like much of the rest of the UK's restaurants right now, to delivery. if you're unfamiliar with Rogan, his main restaurant is L'Enclume in Cartmel which is held up by many to be one of the best restaurants in the UK. He also launched the (now closed) Fera restaurant at Claridge's.
And how does Aulis fit into this?
Simon Rogan's Roganic closed earlier this year so Aulis in Soho is, for now, his sole London restaurant with executive chef Oli Marlow and head chef Charlie Tayler in charge. Modelled after the original Aulis in Cartmel, it's a small chef's table affair and, as such, something that's very hard to pull off in the current restrictions even when they're allowed to open. For their deliveries, they're focusing on a regularly changing finish-at-home menu.
What am I going to need for this?
A pot for the soup, oven turned on, and a frying pan.
So what kind of menu can I expect?
It's a finish-at-home affair. So that means that everything is delivered ready for you to construct and create a three-course menu (with a bread course). It's perhaps a little less involved than some of the more intricate meal-kits we've tried - it's really a case of warming and plating and the dessert needed no work at all. You end up with a quite unique meal where someone else has put in most of the hard work.
Here's what we had for our meal, with an idea of what was needed to create it:
While that was more than enough for us, there are some added extras - at the time of writing, you could also order a truffle pudding served with black garlic emulsion, which does sound rather good...
What else can you get from Simon Rogan?
There's also the main 3-course menu from Rogan himself. which delivers nationwide. And we rather like the idea of the "Blini add-on" where they will send you caviar and blinis. Not a bad idea if you're celebrating a lockdown birthday (as many of us have by now).
Aulis deliver a generous three-course menu that's both easy to put together and very likely to be considerably elevated from something you prepare yourself. They're also one of the few meal-kit providers that deliver early in the week, which is worth remembering. The ever-changing menu means you should keep an eye on them to see if there's a menu that's ideal for you. We very much enjoyed our dinner, so it's an easy one to recommend.
Hot Dinners received the Aulis At Home me meal courtesy of the restaurant.
More about Aulis at Home
Where do they deliver? London Zones 1-3, deliveries Tuesday-Saturday.
How to book: On their website
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @aulissimonrogan.
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