Actually the dinners are already fully booked, but with a lil bit of luck, someone will drop out, and you can get a spot. but lunch is still available for Saturday 31st and Sunday 1st November.
Righteeho, what did we have?
Well, I saw the belly of the Bertha (a wood and coal fired oven brought all the way from Blighty) stoking up some octopi, (what IS the plural of octopus?) ..
But first, Ash Roasted Leeks, with lentils and tarragon dressing, paired with a lovely Chardonnay, the Heritiers Lafon Milly Lamartine 2013, (Macon, Burgundy), and that was when I realised I've been drinking the wrong chardonnays all my life, hence my distaste for it. This was in a league above.
Now, the leeks done this way were rather unique, and the caramelization brought out leeky flavours I never knew existed.
Although from this angle, it might look like a duck's some other part, it's actually three hearts (I guess that means three ducks gave their lives for this dish),...Looking back, I think I am a duck's heart's virgin. I don't recall ever eating it. It's an acquired taste, I'd say...I thought it was pleasant enough, with interesting texture, not unlike that of a pig's intestine, and since I love offal, I can't find fault in the texture. It was, contrary to the menu, served with some kind of balsamic reduction I think.
These were paired with Domaine Vieus Telegraphe Telegramme Chateauneuf Du Pape 2012 (Rhone, France), a lovely red, semi full bodied so as not to kill us all with the power-ness of the meats, ...interesting name, telegraphs and telegrams, very pre war...
Venison Haunch with Bone Marrow and water cress... TOMARROW, TOMARROW, I love ya, TOMARROW, you're always a day...away...(from Annie the Musical)...
That marrow was seriously too rich for me...and I always thought I was a Victor when it came to marrow, (Combat fans might understand), ..but even a morsel of that and I could feel the wealth increasing. The venison, ... hmmm, I'm not sure I liked it. I found it a bit tough, although the flavour was there, and the sauce did it justice. But since dinner slots are full anyway, no one else is gonna get to try this, so tough luck... in more ways than one.
Both the mains (you can choose either deer or pig) and crab are clawed with Tenutta II Poggione Brunello Di Montalcino 2010, (Tuscany)...which was a sublime wine, from Sangiovese grape, intense velvety tannins... perfect for game and pig...
Paul & Mark...posing for the press...
For lunch, there is a crisp, rare white Godello wine from the steep terraces of Ribera Sacra, near the Galician coast of Spain as well a lithe, scented and elegant red Burgundy from the respected Domaine Hubert Lignier.
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