Pascor prepares for Kensington opening

A new, fire-focused Levantine restaurant opens in Kengsinton next week (20 June). 

Pascor is the latest concept from Jerusalem-born Tomer Amedi (former head chef and co-founder of The Palomar), serving playful cocktails, wines by the glass and Levantine small plates, with fire at the heart of every dish.

Pascor, meaning 'to indluge' in Latin, is Amedi's first west London restaurant and bar, with the menu showcasing his modern interpretation of Levantine flavours with a London twist. 

Using seasonal British produce, the food offering begins with 'breaking bread', where guests can share samneh challah with whipped Za'atar butter and smoked black tahini. The rest of the menu is split into three sections: sea, land and garden. 

Signature dishes include samneh butter scallops with charred leek cream, merguez gremolata and lemon balm; kombu-wrapped halibut with pickled kohlrabi, tarragon and chilli almonds; charcoaled wagyu skirt with bone marrow and pomegranate with coriander and watercress chimichurri; and burrata with dried apricot 'tapenade', pistachio and lamb's lettuce.

The dessert selection offers a vibrant take on classic dishes, including chocolate and tahini crémeux made with milk and pistachio crumble and blueberry sauce, a reimagining of the traditional English crumble; the coconut 'Beirut meets Bangkok' malabi with pineapple, kadaifi, basil and coriander seeds.

A cocktail menu will also be available, including the Avi Bitter Lemon, named after an Israeli celebrity known for his 'sour' expression, made with Ouzo Palomari, grapes, mint, bitter lemon  and grape syrup. 

Pascor spans two floors, seating 50 covers inside with a combination of intimate booths and long sharing tables. Downstairs has a large open kitchen and a small terrace with five tables, with an additional bar situated on the first floor, where guests can enjoy more relaxed dining and drinks.

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