We started off with a selection of bread and a charcuterie board to share. There was prosciutto, bresaola, salami, marinated mushrooms, goats cheese stuffed peppers, olive tapenade and some cornichons with olives. Lovely to be able to graze and we enjoyed the selection.
- Coq au vin , buttered mash potato pine mushrooms, onions & bacon
- Burgundy braised beef short rib, snail cassoulet, golden raisins, parsnips & white chocolate
- Rack of lamb with ratatouille, olive and cheese mash
I had a taste of Steve's dish which was the beef short rib. It was meaty and sweet and slightly sticky and tasted good but very rich. Claire enjoyed the lamb and felt the mash which sounded unbalanced was actually a great combination of flavours.
It was a generous portion and we enjoyed them but they were lacking some crunch and were erring towards the soggy end of the scale.
Martyn went with the cheese and Claire and I went for the chocolate sorbet with croissant ice cream, rice pops and popping candy. The ice cream was intriguing reminiscent of buttery bread and creamy in texture. The fondant was chocolatey without being sugary with a beautiful molten centre.