It’s no secret that the UK has developed quite a fondness for gin. With World Gin Day approaching (Saturday 10 June ), Steve Smith, Head Chef at Bohemia, insists it’s time we lay off the G&T’s and instead bring the spirit to the boil.
If you’re apprehensive about swapping sipping for the saucepan, Steve Smith recommends how to execute gin-centric dishes at home by taking inspiration from Bohemia’s brand new summer menu.
Gin + Fresh Water Fish
The flavor of gin marries perfectly with fresh water fish, in particular salmon. When preparing, ensure the gin marinates into the fish by chilling in the fridge for at least 45 minutes before cooking. We serve our gin and salmon dish with cucumber and horseradish at Bohemia, which complements the fish perfectly.
Gin + Vegetables
While many serve their G+T’s with cucumber, sprigs of asparagus also serve as a tasty garnish. Why not turn this into a delectable dish and serve gin infused asparagus alongside a summer salad? Add ginger syrup and lemon juice for an extra zing.
Gin + Shellfish
Gin and oysters are the ultimate extravagant flavour combination, guaranteed to impress even the most refined of diners. Simple pour gin and tonic over oysters, then season with lemon zest and a pinch of salt. We are set to raise the seaside standards by serving our very own gin and oyster dish this summer, which will arrive to the table in the form of ice-cream!
Gin + Desserts
The options are endless when it comes to pleasing the sweet-toothed. Try a gin and tonic tart, gin and tonic cupcake or even a refreshing gin and tonic sorbet for summer. Furthermore, almost any dessert can be topped with an adults-only gin and tonic syrup made by combining caster sugar, tonic water and lemon juice in a saucepan over a low heat and adding a splash of gin and juniper berries.
Gin and Matcha
Fear not, health enthusiasts – superfoods are not out of bounds. Gin and matcha is a great food marriage, and we will be exploring this at Bohemia over the summer. Try a simple gin and matcha cocktail, with a tablespoon of Sweet Matcha Powder, lime juice, London Dry Gin and ice.
Bohemia Bar & Restaurant provides unrivalled Michelin Star dining in the heart of Jersey. Head Chef Steve Smith, who has held a Michelin Star for over 15 years from the age of just 24, has created a truly outstanding dining experience with his ingredient and flavour driven tasting menus.
Bohemia Bar & Restaurant, Green Street, St. Helier, Jersey JE2 4UH, Channel Islands
For reservations please call: 01534 880 588 or visit www.bohemiajersey.com