christmas party & december menu

3 courses £40

£15 per person non-refundable deposit

 

    • aperitif

    • marinated olives

      black & green pitted olives, blush tomatoes, garlic, chilli, oregano, coriander & thyme, sweet orange & red wine vinegar syrup

      celery - mustard - sulphates - VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE

    • starter

    • soupe de poissons "marseillaise"

      rich, aromatic fish & shellfish soup … spicy red pepper & saffron rouille, garlic croutons & aged gruyere cheese
      celery - crustaceans - fish - gluten - milk - mustard

    • kerelan spice-roasted cauliflower soup

      mild aromatic curry spices, coriander & coconut milk, shallot bahji with chilli & ginger ... mango chutney

      celery - mustard - VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE

    • smooth chicken liver parfait

      toasted focaccia, cornichons, red onion marmalade & piccalilli aioli

      eggs - gluten - milk - mustard - GLUTEN FREE toast available

    • stilton panna cotta

      red wine, honey & aniseed spice pear, peashoot salad, toasted walnut, pecan, cranberry & date bread with butter

      gluten - milk -nuts - GLUTEN FREE toast available

    • chicken & chorizo arancini

      chicken, chorizo, smoked cheddar, green onion & saffron risotto balls (2), roasted red pepper & toasted almond "romesco" aioli

      eggs - gluten - milk - nuts - sulphates

    • falafels and hummus

      ground chickpea & edamame fritters (2), hummus, harissa, tahini-soy yoghurt dressing, pomegranate, coriander, za'atar oil

      sesame - soy - VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE

    • main

    • pan-roasted hake fillet "dieppoise"

      white wine, garlic & saffron cream sauce, mussels, prawns & mushrooms with parsley new potatoes & samphire

      celery - crustaceans - fish - milk - molluscs - GLUTEN FREE

    • duck leg confit

      tender, aromatic-spiced duck leg, panfried bubble 'n' squeak with chestnuts, braised puy lentils, honey & aged sherry vinegar jus

      celery - milk - nuts - GLUTEN FREE

    • "knightwick's" dry-aged rump steak au poivre 225g/8oz

      pan roasted with "steak au poivre" spicy, cracked peppercorn & brandy cream sauce, hand-cut fries with green salad garnish

      celery - fish - milk - mustard - GLUTEN FREE

    • mixed mushroom, kale & squash crepe

      rolled pancake filled with sauteed chestnut, oyster & portobello mushrooms, kale, roasted butternut squash & smoked applewood cheese, bearnaise sauce

      celery - eggs - milk - GLUTEN FREE

    • kedgeree fishcake

      aborio rice, smoked haddock, salmon, leeks & thyme, mild & fruity, creamy, coconut "katsu" curry sauce ... soft poached egg & smoked salmon

      eggs - fish - gluten - milk - mustard

    • cassoulet

      aromatic, white beans, smoked bacon, garlic, rosemary & thyme, old-spot sausage, duck leg confit, lamb rissole, herby breadcrumb crust … green leaf salad

      celery - eggs - fish - gluten - milk - mustard - sulphates

    • dessert

    • "black forest" chocolate truffle brownie

      white chocolate ice cream, chocolate sauce, morello cherry brandy coulis

      eggs - milk - GLUTEN FREE

    • "lemon meringue pie" cheesecake

      vanilla ice cream, lemon & elderflower curd, shortbread biscuit & broken meringue

      eggs - gluten - milk 

    • passion fruit creme brulee

      shortbread biscuit

      eggs - gluten - milk - (remove biscuit = GLUTEN FREE)

    • cheese plate

      simon weaver cotswold brie - cerney ash goat's cheese - oxford blue - black bomber cheddar
      apple chutney - crackers - "netherend farm" butter

      gluten - milk - nuts - (remove crackers = GLUTEN FREE)

    • "banoffee toffee" baked alaska

      banana cake, dulche de leche, salted caramel ice cream, italian meringue, banana brulee, pineapple & spiced rum syrup

      eggs - milk - GLUTEN FREE

    • dessert wine

    • Moscatel, Finca Antigua, Naturalmente Dulce (13% abv)

      £25 bottle (375ml) - 100ml £6

      La Mancha Spain 2020
      orange peel, candy, lime & sweet
      vegan

    • fortified wine

    • LBV Port Ferreira (20.5% abv)

      £40 bottle (750ml) - 100ml £6

      Duoro Valley Portugal 2016
      chocolate, cocoa, floral aromas & a slight hint of pepper spice