OAKS restaurant and bar is now open in Nottingham serving locally sourced food cooked over burning wood embers.
The unique new dining concept on Bromley Place is serving up a signature range of flavoursome handmade sausages created to the chef’s own recipes, with taste sensations ranging from chicken, asparagus, ricotta, sage and lemon zest to wild boar, purple broccoli and smoked mozzarella served with mashed potato.
The Freedom and Respect Chicken is marinated for 48 hours to bring out the essence of flavours like honeydew beer and black pepper and the burgers range from beef and bone marrow to soft-shell crab.
Diners can sample side dishes including truffle mash, hand-cut chips and corn on the cob followed by Bluebell Farm ice cream and sweet tasting doughnuts.
The diverse range of craft ales are delivered by nearby Castle Rock brewery, wine is served by the carafe and the range of cocktails, including the Midlands Spritz, an infusion of Noilly Prat, elderflower, mint and pale ale, have been created to reflect modern classics using the best ingredients.
OAKS is bringing something a little bit different to the city with diners able to watch chefs as they prepare food on the smoking hot grill, using a cooking technique currently only seen in a handful of restaurants in the UK.
Thirty new jobs have been created at OAKS and the passionate team are working closely with local suppliers to ensure that as much produce as possible is sourced from around the county.
All of the logs used for cooking on the custom-built cast iron grill are taken from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, which produces the wood as a natural by-product of sustainable coppicing.
OAKS is the first restaurant to be named as a Champion of Sherwood by the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. The charitable campaign was developed by the Trust to protect and restore the woodland and wildlife of Sherwood Forest.
For more information on OAKS visit www.oaksnottingham.co.uk or OAKS Nottingham on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram @Oaksnottingham.