Adding fire to meat may be the oldest form of cookery on the planet…
…but it’s still pretty hot.
A fact that’s amply demonstrated by Sophie’s Soho (the steakhouse sitting above Jack Solomon’s), who’ve just installed a huge, one-of-a-kind ‘infiernillo’-style fire pit in the centre of their restaurant.
The fire pit was designed and made by British artisan blacksmith Toby Clayton specifically to form the centrepiece of the restaurant.
There it stands at 2.5m tall, with entire logs thrown into the centre for fuel, shelves dotting the edges for veggies to slowly cook, and antique clock timers used to slowly rotate slabs of meat, whole fish, pineapples, and more dangling above the roaring flames.
In fact, there’s even a specific menu – called From The Fire – devised solely for the beast. On it you’ll find all manner of dry-aged steaks including a roasted prime rib (which has spend five hours sunning itself above the pit); whole Red Devon chickens; grilled octopus with burnt aubergine; seared scallops with black garlic butter; tuna steaks with tomato & avocado; smoked cauliflower with tahini & pomegranate; and roast pumpkin with goat curd.
Can’t bleat that.
NOTE: The From The Fire menu is due to launch in early March. You can find out more, and make a booking at Sophie’s Steakhouse’s website right HERE.
Sophie’s Soho | 42-44 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7NB
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