Turbot, Langoustines, Confit Potato, Red Onion, Almond. (There was a supplement for this dish.) A good-sized piece of turbot with sweet langoustines, this was a great dish and held itself well with the onion and almond.
Cumbrian Loin of Venison, Celeriac, Wild Mushrooms, Pear, Toasted Almonds, Truffle. This was a deliciously rare portion of venison, with a crisp piece of pear, which brought an element of fresh sweetness to a wintery dish. It had similar notes to the previous dishes, being both earthy and nutty.
I was so full I could not opt for a dessert on this occasion. I had a very pleasant evening, relaxed with charming and informative service and comforting dishes that really hit the spot.
No food photos sadly, as my DSLR was not working, and the images from my phone are not good enough to use here, as the lighting was not sufficient.
Pinot Noir Trocken, Shelter Winer, 2013
Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Chardonnay, Alessandro Fanti, 2013
Favourite Dish: Parmesan Gnocchi, Chanterelles, Walnut Pesto, Chilli.
Napkin Fold: Yes.
Menu to take home: No.
Meal for two, including wine, water and service: £300.
Final Thought: Italian heaven, great dining, beautiful flavours, perfect service; all in all, sublime and good value.
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