Curly Whiskers just got a massive revamp, so you might want to head down to Brighton to see what all the fuss is about.
Transforming the joint from a gourmet creperie to a French fine-dining hot spot, classically trained young gun Dutch chef Silas Orré is making waves with Curly’s outstanding classic bistro dishes, ethically sourced ingredients and fastidious attention to detail.
First off, Silas is twenty-one. So if that’s not enough to put your life in perspective, you at least owe the guy a pat on the back by trying some of his delectable French classics. We’re talking Chateaubriand en croute, soupe à l’oignon, coquilles Saint-Jacques, bouillabaisse, coq au vin, as well as daily specials that are inspired by that morning’s fresh produce. They even had a truffled crème brûlée going a few weeks back and you better pray it’s still on the menu.
The venue has a very intimate feel, with only 26 seats, and a sprawling open kitchen so diners can see Silas cooking right before their eyes. Owner Rosalin Virnik handpicks all the produce that they use and prides herself on personal connections with all the local market stallholders, whom she visits daily. Every ingredient is scrupulously sourced, ensuring only the freshest, most ethical, artisanal, organic, free-range and heirloom produce makes the cut.
So next time you’re in Brighton, do yourself a favour and hit up Curly Whiskers for some seriously delicious French eats.
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