Rabbit confit and bacon on toast, pickled quince came first and we enjoyed the blend of saltiness, meatiness and sweetness in this little canape of delight. Then came the wild mushroom croquettes. Oh the croquettes...crunchy mini pillows of goodness, sweet, creamy and funghi fragrant. Oh how we debated about getting more and we were so close to it but felt that we had to hold back for the sake of not wasting what was to come.
Bad things come in threes, and we turned this to good things come in threes and our third nibble was home smoked quail with raisins, almond and sweet vinegar. I loved the rich smokiness, the tang of the raisins and the crunch of almonds and it edged out the delicious quail dish from Cecconi's the night before. Steve enjoyed it too but preferred the fetta and beetroot version from Cecconi's but I put that down to the fact that one of his favourite flavour combos is beetroot and a creamy cheese so anything with that will always win him over.
You know how we turned down the possibility of extra mushroom croquettes? Well we didn't have the willpower to do this when it came to more brown ale pudding! And another portion made its way to our tables, onto our spoons and into our mouths!! Yes triple dessert and this was after two wonderful bottles of wine and a couple of cheeky dessert drinks!
Just an amazing Sunday feed. Love you The Commoner!