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Mid-March Rambles

Well, that was a rather exciting end to February wasn’t it?

There are days on the seafront where the weather feels more extreme than anywhere else, and I can’t stress how lovely it was to see all of our wonderful guests braving the snow and coming to dine with us.

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March has rolled in, bringing with it clearer skies and brighter evenings harkening back to the beautiful sunshine that graced us for our opening back in July 2017, all of which I hope you caught on BBC2’s Sea Cities a few weeks ago. It was quite an emotional watch for all of us and a lovely tribute to the late Jim Sutherland, who sadly passed away at the end of the year – without him none of this would have been possible and we’re all incredibly grateful for everything he’s done.

Michael and Jim outside Murmur on opening day

Michael and head chef Josh planning the menu

Michael preparing the first ever dish at Murmur

Odd as it was to relive all the stress and excitement that comes with opening a restaurant, it’s been great to share the experience with you all, and the messages of support have been massively appreciated – we promise not to let the fame go to our heads …

 

Speaking of going to our heads, we’re intensely proud to have been named as one of Brighton’s Top 20 Restaurants.

 

Not to worry though, our newfound fame won’t see us put an end to our Lunch Set Menu. We’ll continue to make Brighton seafront the place to be for an affordable lunch – with 2 courses for £15 and 3 courses for £20 from Monday to Friday.

Lunchtime Set Menu

*This is a sample menu, our Lunch Set Menu changes from day to day.

 

It was a pleasure to host the inaugural Sussex Wineries meeting and to spend the afternoon in the company of some truly exceptional producers. There are very few new frontiers in wine, but it’s fair to say that Sussex is one of the most exciting – particularly the sparkling! To have all this on our doorstep makes us feel incredibly lucky.

We’re proud to have wines from Ridgeview and Wiston on our drinks menu, both of which are available by the glass or by the bottle.

 

Here’s to an enjoyable rest of March.

Look forward to seeing you all soon.

Alma’s Taste of Mexico

Alma at the pass

As Junior Sous Chef at Murmur, Alma has combined her creativity and flair with a love of Mexican ingredients and techniques to help us produce some truly exceptional dishes.

Born just thirty minutes from Acapulco, Alma grew up surrounded by the extraordinary flavours, colours and smells of Mexican food which inspired her to follow a career as a chef. (This period of her life also saw her achieve a black belt in Taekwondo!)

After attending Centro Universitario Rafael Haller – a culinary school just outside Mexico City for four years, she travelled to New York where she met and fell in love with her husband, Will, who persuaded her to move to Brighton with him.

She’s since worked at some of Brighton’s best loved restaurants including Food for Friends and Senor Buddha – where she honed her talents, grew as a pastry chef and developed a love of vegetarian cooking.

This was followed by a stint running a creperie in Paris before eventually joining the team at 64 Degrees. The two years spent there saw Alma introduce countless dishes on an ever-changing menu and was an obvious choice to join us here at Murmur, where’s she’s brought her unique and wonderful brand of cooking.

We are deeply proud of Alma, so it’s with great pleasure that we invite you to join us in a celebration of Alma and her talents on the 15th of March for an exclusive tasting menu, showcasing everything that her native Mexico has to offer!

Alma has created five courses, each highlighting a specific region of Mexico – kicking off with steamed tamales inspired by ancient Mesoamerica, moving on to a spicy, vegetarian aguachile, a rich venison mole and a red mullet red pozole stew. The evening will finish with dulche du leche, churros and margaritas.

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Mesoamerica

Steamed tamales, pinto bean salad and worm salt

Veracruz

Chayote aguachile with serrano chili

Toluca

Red pozole stew with red mullet and hominy

Puebla

Mole poblano with venison, peanut brown butter crumb, pickled shallots and tomato tortillas

Tijuana

Margarita granita

Guanajuato

Dulche du leche flan and churro

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The dinner will be ticketed, costing £37.50 per person and will start at 7.00pm at Murmur.

Please be sure to let us know of any allergies of dietary requirements when booking – a vegetarian menu is available upon request.

You can book a table by clicking here