Low Petergate is in that enchanting part of York almost touching the penumbra of the Minster, chock full of snickets and alleyways, and now a new tavern. Not a pub, not an inn, but a tavern conjuring up Dickensian images of jugs of frothy ale, platters of food, mystery and curiosities. Even the name of this new place is set to create intrigue – well done to whoever came up with Mr P’s Curious Tavern.
Mr P is none other than the illustrious chef of chefs, Andrew Pern, who will need no introduction for regular readers of this column. For those who aren’t, Andrew is chef-patron of the renowned Michelin-starred Star at Harome and executive chef/director of the Star Inn the City, York.
At the tavern, Andrew has taken a slight swerve from his usual style of food and service and embraced the current favourite of the food world with a small-plate, grazing-style menu. The deviation is slight as those who know his food well will quickly recognise that his brilliant style of weaving provenance, seasonality, texture and technique effortlessly onto a plate is still here.
So has he pulled it off again? The food at Mr P’s is loosely described as “tapas style” so order your dishes (three or so choices … READ FULL REVIEW OF MR P’S HERE