Heartwarming Soul Food at May St Larder
We were really excited to try the soul food dinner at May St Larder that we arrived half an hour earlier before our booked time. The premise was lit up with warm lighting and the table arrangement was well thought out.
It was arranged in such a way that diners on one table sat at an angle from another table. This meant that diners on different tables wouldn't have clear visibility of each other and the whole dining experience became quite private despite the busyness of the premise.
The staff explained to us that 'to share' menu starts from small to medium portion food followed by the bigger portion food at the bottom of the menu. We decided to try the street corn, fried buttermilk chicken, lobster doughnuts, sloppy jose, wagyu pastrami and truffled mac & cheese. Food was delivered to our table based on the order it was cooked.
So we started with the smoked wagyu. The dish was really tasty especially when rolled and mixed together with the pickled cauliflower, cut chili, pickles and onion. Street corn came afterwards and we decided to cut the corn kernels off the cob to mix it with the manchego cheese, lime and chipotle sauce.
Sloppy Jose had a mix review of the night since I felt it was a bit dry for my liking, but not for others. Doughnut was sweet and perfect when mixed together with fresh lobster aioli.
My favourite of the night was the truffled mac n cheese that was served in the hot pan (warning: kids and adults alike please don't touch the pan, it was extremely hot!). It was enough just enough truffle in the dish and didn't overpower the mac n cheese.
However, everyone's favourite was the Southern-style crunchy and tender fried chicken, thinking about it now we should have ordered the 8 pieces of chicken instead of 4...
All throughout the night the staff was very attentive and kept on bringing us new water jug. The whole dinner experience felt very relaxing and cosy, there wasn't any feeling that we were rushed to finish our dinner really quickly. We enjoyed the good blues songs playlist that was played in the background too. I took my time walking around the premise to see different type of flowers that were put on tables as well as their retail shelves area that have some house-made sauces.
The whole ambiance made me really want to stay and had a chat with a group of friends. I really recommend the weekend soul food dinner to be shared with family or a group of people to make it a much more heartwarming experience.