Well as Autumn fast approaches this months dinner will focus on the humble apple as a key ingredient at each course.
We will kick the meal off with a glass of Kir Normande… A glass of chilled cider with the addition of creme de cassis and some seasonal apple themed nibbles!
The first course will be a homemade brawn of Kentish Apples, Cooked Potatoes and Smoked Haddock set in an Apple Jelly. We will serve this with a light horseradish cream and some crisp melba toasts. It will be a light start to what will be a fairly hefty dinner.
Next will be a slowly braised pork cheek, cooked in apple juice the tart and slightly sweet flavour helps cut into the richness of the meat and we will serve this alongside a slow cooked and crispy piece of pork belly. We will serve some roasted apple to cut the richness of both meats and the mustard grain creamed potatoes and our ubiquitous serving of green beans will complete the main course.
We will then serve a couple of our favourite cheeses – namely the local cheddar from Winterdale Shaw plus a personal favourite the Stichleton, this is the blue veined cheese from Nottinghamshire made in the traditional way of Stilton from unpasteurised milk. All served with our porridge oat biscuits and our home-made Banana Jam, plus of course some fresh crisp apple as well!
Finally we will serve a Apple, Pine Nut and Cinnamon Torte with a garnish of Salted Caramel sauce and a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream. We will also serve a glass of Muscat de Rivesaltes with this as we will have restocked our cellars of our local French wine!
To complete the dinner we will then serve either coffee or tea with an appropriate petit four. I will have the week before the dinners also been down in Spain (Girona) attending the opening of “master chocolatier” Damian Allsop’s new chocolate restaurant and shop so might have imported some special goodies! You will all have to wait and see!
We request a suggested donation of £35 per person (service not included) Guests requested to arrive at 7:30pm with dinner served at 8:00pm promptly.
Dates: Friday 10th (Breakfast Friends – Exclusive Night) & Saturday 11th October 2014
Welcome Drink served with Seasonal Canapé’s
Kentish Apple, Potato & Smoked Haddock Brawn
Horseradish Cream & Melba Toast
Apple Juice Braised Pork Cheeks & Crispy Roasted Pork Belly
Roasted Apples, Grain Mustard Creamed Potatoes
Winterdale Shaw Cheddar Cheese & Stichleton
Hari’s Porridge Oat Biscuits & Homemade Banana Jam
Apple, Pine Nut & Cinnamon Torte served with Salted Caramel Sauce
and Vanilla Ice Cream
Served with a glass of Muscat de Rivesaltes
Coffee or Tea with Petit Fours
N.B. Menu Subject to Market Purchases and Ingredient Availability
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