What can you tell us about Levan at Home?
As you might have guessed from the name, it's the delivery version of Peckham restaurant Levan (from the same people behind Salon). This was set-up partway through the last lockdown and has been sending out finish-at-home meals, including some of the greatest hits from the restaurant.
And what kind of food do they do at the restaurant?
It's a mix of seasonal dishes and evergreen favourites. They describe their cooking as "contemporary European dishes, inspired by the ‘bistronomy’ movement and our favourite eateries in Paris, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Stockholm & Berlin".
What's the at-home offering?
There are two different menus - a standard menu and a vegetarian version - and the main dish changes monthly. When we had our delivery, the main was a beef bourguignon dish alongside snacks that included chicken liver parfait and smoked cod's roe. However, we decided to opt for the vegetarian version - swayed mainly by the pie as the main dish (we'd been hearing very good things about this pie).
Here's what we had:
And there are extras too?
Yes, you can add on extras like the chicken liver parfait, more brioche and crushed potatoes with tarragon dressing, as well as either a half or full pie. We opted for this:
And as it's finish-at-home, how is it presented?
It all comes packed in labelled boxes and tubs (all recyclable). We could have done with a bit more clarity on the labelling, to be honest, and a reminder of the menu and elements on the included A4 piece of paper would have been good too - it was a bit sparsely detailed. But while there is definite room for improvement in the instructions, ultimately it's all fairly easy - just a bit of reheating and plating is needed.
We'd been hearing very good things about Levan's at-home offering during Lockdown 1, so it was top of our list to try in Lockdown 2.0. it more than lived up to expectations - particularly that absolutely wonderfully rich pie. All in all, it's well worth treating yourselves to and a particularly good option for vegetarians.
More about Levan at Home
Where is Levan: 12-16 Blenheim Grove, Peckham, London SE15 4QL
Delivery range: Local collection or about 5 miles from the restaurant
How to order: Order online
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @levanlondon.
Hot Dinners received the delivery from Levan as a gift.
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