Armed with my trusty gluten loving sidekick Laura, I headed to John Bright Street for the new menu launch at The Stable Birmingham.
The Stable opened in Birmingham on the 27th of November 2015 and hosts 60 ciders and a menu that offers a Brummie twist to their pizza’s.
From the moment you enter the restaurant you find yourself in a warm and welcoming environment. With toned down lighting and wooden benches and tables, The Stable really is a restaurant that delivers on style and substance.
When it comes to the extensive pizza menu I have been advised by Laura that The Big Jerk is a taste sensation.
The Big Jerk:
‘marinated jerk-chicken, Denhay Farm dry-cured bacon, roasted red peppers, red onion, tomato sauce and mozzarella. Garnished with chopped spring onion’
As a coeliac I was pleased to discover that they offer a gluten free pizza base and was lucky enough to try the
Four Cheese Special
‘Wookey Hole aged cheddar, Dorset Blue Vinney, Billy The Kid goats’ cheese cheddar, Ford Farm smoked red cheese. Optional tomato base;
In the past I have found that a lot of companies who offer gluten free pizza often provide a stodgy base that holds the grease. It is rare to find something that resembles how I remember pizza tasting. Thankfully The Stable seem to have figured out that coeliacs want a pizza just like there gluten containing counterparts and offer a thin base that tastes divine.
I asked Laura to compare the base of my pizza to that of the others she had tried that evening and was informed that the only difference was the thickness.
Now on to the cider…..
We started the evening with the raspberry blush which was a delicious pink cider with a subtle taste of raspberry. Served in a champagne flute this cider was a beautiful accompaniment to the meal.
After eating we were invited to try a cider board, which is a selection of five wildly different ciders. As a cider drinker this was music to my ears and the chance to try a diverse range of one of my favourite drinks. I have to say that I was delighted to find that four out of the five ciders hit the spot with one being a little too potent for my taste buds. But I have to declare that Robinsons Flagon was by far my favourite in the cider board.
After trying amazing mains and fabulous beverages I was left awe struck when presented with a cider sorbet for desert. This heavenly palate cleanser was refreshing and the perfect end to a wonderful evening,