A bit cooler but the weather is still holding and the wind has dropped (not before a garden sunshade fell and smashed a pane of glass in the courtyard door).
No bank holidays this weekend …how odd!
The fishmonger reports limited supplies due to windy conditions combined with bank holiday catching up so a few safe options on the menu this weekend.
Plenty of lovely asparagus at Bramleys this morning both the local Wye valley and the smaller Cornish varieties.I bought both!
Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May 2011
Three courses £28
Two courses £23.50
Roast pepper soup
Pan fried natural smoked haddock fish cake, tartare sauce
Wye valley asparagus served simply with cracked pepper and lemon butter
Prawn and crab meat tian with mango and sweet chilli sauce
Caesar salad topped with sautéed free range chicken breast
Cornish monk fish with baby spinach and ripe tomato sauce
Pan fried fillet of sea bass on warm fennel salad
Cotswold pork tenderloin, mushroom Stroganoff sauce
Aged local beef fillet, red onion marmalade and rich Port reduction £3 supplement – sorry!
Roast Barbary duck breast, Bramley apple sauce and cider gravy
Baharat spiced aubergine and chick pea stew with red, white and wild rice
Mediterranean vegetable and polenta bake, ricotta and pesto
Rhubarb crème brulée with fine butter shortbread
Dark chocolate ginger cheesecake, stem ginger crème fraiche
Lemon tart with raspberry sorbet
Four west country cheeses, Bath Olivers and Hilary’s fruit bread