Fraiche is very understated from the outside but the minute you spot the quirky door handle you just know this is going to be an interesting place. Inside is an intimate and very comfortable dining room with interesting pieces of art adorning the walls.
This is the first restaurant I had visited in over three months as I had put myself on a healthy eating plan after the Christmas gluttony and pre holiday diet . During this time I had read many debates around using cameras in restaurants and was a little worried about this, as Fraiche has a very intimate dining room I thought it best to check with the restaurant.
Front of house and restaurant manager James Campbell was only too pleased for me to take photographs, he took a real interest in the fact that I blog and asked what other restaurants I had visited. This was very refreshing it shows how confident Marc is about his restaurant, this immediately put me at ease and made for a very comfortable dining experience.
Before being seated we were given a bowl of spiced pecan nuts to nibble whilst perusing the wine list , James offered some help and asked us what we like and chose a lovely red for us this was fantastic full bodied and mellow just what we like.
I love eating taster menu's they nearly always contain something you've never tried or would not normally order and there's always a few other courses not mentioned on the menu. I love the surprise element of creative quirky and unexpected combinations it just makes the whole dining experience memorable.
Once seated we kicked of with a couple of Amuse Bouches, the first of which was made at the table using liquid nitrogen, cucumber and lime granita, apple and mint which added a nice touch of theatre and the smell of cucumber that came wafting over in a nitrogen cloud was beautiful.