Ambiente, a group of restaurants based in Prague was firmly on the list when owners of A Rule of Tum visited a few years back, with a strong focus on a meat driven range of places to eat as well as a great sense of style, Ambiente’s restaurants were something to greatly admire.
This time round the welcome was ours to give, Tomas Karpisek and some of Ambient’s business leaders came to Hereford to see our fantastic restaurants, farms and the people that make up this wonderful county.
We started near the Black Mountains foraging with the wonderful Liz Knight and after finding out you can pretty much eat anything in one way or another we headed inside to sample treats such as salted apple blossom and a fantastic wild hazelnut liquor.
Lunch that day was from Wild by Nature Meats at Lower House Farm and was a great display of what Hereford can offer with locally sourced food and wonderfully talented chefs. Belted Galloway Topside with stout braised shin and Cedar Plank Salmon were served alongside beef dripping roast potatoes and charred seasonal veg, for dessert it was a Dark Chocolate & Muscovado pot with blood orange.
Soon after we were given a tour of the farm and shown the workings of the butchery, which do the most incredible delivered meat boxes using their free range, high welfare animals. As the snow started to come in over the mountains it was time to head back to Hereford where the Ambiente team went to the Burger Shop to see what we get up to in our little restaurant in Aubrey Street.
The following day we visited a farm in the Herefordshire countryside then headed over to show the guys our Worcester restaurant and our new butchery, after a quick coffee at Method Roastery and a Salt Beef burger to take away the guys headed back towards London to catch their flight home.
It was wonderful to welcome such a talented group of individuals to our counties, they have truly given Prague something to be proud of and we will be back soon for more.
Ambiente - www.ambi.cz/en/
Liz Knight Foraging - www.foragefinefoods.com
Wild by Nature Meats - www.wildbynaturemeats.com