Outcome: Hung Jury
Salient features: Gaia Benedict
Ratio Decidendi: There was enough to like on my first visit to Gaia. The sweet/salty balance of five spiced pork, pear and spinach puree and apple(?) matchsticks was spot on. The only thing missing for me was the tenderness of the pork, which didn’t quite match up with its ‘slow cooked’ description. A tasty dish nonetheless, and probably the highlight of the visit. The reuben and croque monsieur sandwiches were passable but would have benefited from a bit more generosity in terms of the fillings.
Obiter dicta: Would return to try the lamington hotcakes.