Venue: The Cross, 16 New Street, Kenilworth, CV8 2EZ; website
Ever kidnapped a chef? During a recent visit to the brilliantly buzzy Michelin-starred restaurant The Cross, we mulled over how it could be done, long and hard, but logistically it's fraught with issues. Head chef Adam Bennett's reputation proceeds him. In 2012, he achieved Britain's best ever result in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or championships and he brought home the Best Meat Course prize. The meat course, when we visited - Venison fillet with haggis - didn't disappoint, but the Cornish Crab Soup, saffron rouille and crab on toast starter spoke to our very soul. This is the kind of dish you remember on your death bed, delicately devised, but with flavour that reminds you, in one ambrosial mouthful, why you live to eat rather than eat to live. Go. Go before it's taken off the menu. Kidnap Adam Bennett. A jury wouldn't convict.
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