Birmingham is soon to become home to its newest Michelin starred chef with the arrival of Adam’s restaurant on Friday 12th April, bolstering the city’s reputation as a world-class dining destination.
Adam Stokes, who earned a Michelin Star and 4AA Rosettes in 2011, will be the latest culinary star to join the city’s growing list of coveted chefs flying the flag for Birmingham on the international stage. The eponymously named fine dining restaurant – a 24-seat venue located on Bennett’s Hill – will serve an innovative menu of modern British food with dishes such as pig’s trotter, bacon jam and smoked eel set to entice foodies.
Launching to the public on the 12th April, diners can enjoy two tasting menus that will give a flavour of Stokes’ signature style. Adam’s will run for an initial two years with a move to a larger property in the city centre planned for the future, where food lovers will be able to dine while watching chefs prepare dishes.
Adam Stokes, who will run the pop-up style restaurant alongside joint patron wife Natasha, said:
“Adam’s is both a new challenge and adventure for us, one we are excited about making in Birmingham – a city widely recognised for its culinary excellence. It made sense to open our first solo venture here – the city has a rich culinary history, an internationally renowned fine dining scene and a rapidly growing gastronomic market.
“There is a real appetite in Birmingham for good, authentic cooking and new foodie experiences. I look forward to working with the city’s top chefs to help raise Birmingham’s foodie profile further, making it known as the home of gastronomy in the UK.”
With more Michelin starred restaurants than any other English city outside of the capital and nearly 60% of visitors coming to Birmingham for its acclaimed food and drink scene, the city has been transformed from unknown to ultimate dining destination over the past decade. Adam’s restaurant is a welcome addition to the city’s thriving Colmore Business District, which will see approximately 20 new permanent jobs created.
The arrival of Stokes is set to hot up competition in the city alongside award-winning chefs such as Glynn Purnell, Andreas Antona, Luke Tipping, Richard Turner and Adam Bennett, who led Team UK to win forth place at the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition in January.
Open for five days a week, the restaurant will serve two tasting menus of varying length showcasing Adam’s style. A shorter three course menu will also be available to whet the appetites of lunchtime diners. The ‘Tasting 5’ and ‘Tasting 9’ menus priced at £45 and £75 are complemented by a focused wine list. The couple aim to create a relaxed fine dining service with friendly knowledgeable staff.
An example of the Tasting 9 Menupigs trotter, bacon jam, smoked eel
An example of the Tasting 9 Menu:
- pigs trotter, bacon jam, smoked eel
- asparagus, grapefruit, hot mayonnaise
- jersey new potatoes, squid, garlic, lime
- brown shrimps, leeks, mustard
- john dory, buckwheat, cauliflower
- lamb neck, radish shoots, almonds, gentleman’s relish
- rhubarb, foie gras, anise
- milk chocolate, espelette pepper, coffee
- goats curd, cherries, sorrel
Address 21a Bennetts Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QP