Re-Imagining the Classics

16 April, 2019

With the current shift away from fussy fine dining there’s a new-wave of chefs re-imaging and re-inventing traditional and classic dishes and playing with diners preconceptions of how they should look and taste. These dishes with a modern twist seem to be all over Instagram of late – here are some recent noteworthy examples of savoury takes on crumpets, scones and cannoli – from the luxurious to the comforting.


Crumpet lobster toast with kumquat and chilli sauce at Rovi, London
From @rovi_restaurant


Crumpet prawn toast with pickled limequat sauce at Rovi, London
From @rovi_restaurant


Smoked haddock with Welsh rarebit crumpet, piccalilli and poached egg at Rovi, London
From @rovi_restaurant

Potted shrimp crumpet, gherkins, kohlrabi and parsley at Cornerstone, London
From @philowensbmd


12 hour slow-cooked short rib, poached eggs and hollandaise on two toasted crumpets at Dirty Bones, London
From @dirtyboneslondon


Crumpet, parfait and truffle at the Quality Chop House, London
From @claire.koffmann


Brown shrimp and crab crumpets with crab mayo, dusted with nutmeg at Ondine, Edinburgh
From @spoonfulsugar


Pig skin cannoli at the Quality Chop House, London
From @qualitychop


Sheep milk cannoli at Quay, Sydney
From @quayrestaurant


Mortadella Cannoli rolled in pistachio powder and filled with mortadella mousse
From @bryan.gerlini


Bacon and spinach scone at Atelier Brasserie, Brisbane
From @atelierbrasserie


Wild garlic and za’atar cheese scones
From @theboywhobakes


Bacon scone and goat’s cheese scone at Frenchie, London
From @frenchiecoventgarden


Malted barley, foie gras parfait and frozen goat’s cheese scone at Stem, Mayfair
From @stemrestaurant