Dance ti’ thy daddy, sing ti’ thy mammy,
Dance ti’ thy daddy, ti’ thy mammy sing;
Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy,
Thou shall hev a fishy when the boat comes in.
– From “When the Boat comes in”
Well, we are an island race and surrounded by water and this month’s menu will reflect the abundance of fish and shellfish that we have on offer.
I have also decided to use various cooking methods as well as culinary influences in the menu. The starter is the new classic of South American origin – a Ceviche – citrus marinated raw fish. I will use salmon matched with avocado all served like a cocktail in a glass with crispy tortilla chips – a light fresh starter.
Next up will be the classic of a seared scallop that will be served with a lush green pea puree with its natural sweetness, salty crispy bacon and then a mint oil will add other flavour dimensions.
For the main course I will use a “Biblical” fish, John Dory. It is reputed to be the fish St Peter plucked to feed the 5000 with its distinctive black thumb print on its side. A relative of the Haddock and is a fish that only yields 40% of edible flesh – 60% is bone wastage!
I am using the fillets with a delicate beurre blanc sauce infused with spicy flavour of ginger and delicate flavour of onion with freshly chopped chives. Simply garnished with green beans and baby new potatoes… it will be all about the fishy!
Finally we will serve our ever favourite fresh strawberry parfait an “iced strawberry cream” served with a strawberry sauce and some fresh baked shortbread biscuits perfumed with cracked black pepper, perfect with the strawberries that are in full seasonal flush!
It will be a true feast and the boat will have truly come in!
Friday 12th & Saturday 13th June 2015
Salmon & Avocado Ceviche with Tortilla Chips
Seared Scallops with Pea Puree, Crispy Bacon & Mint Oil
Roasted Fillet of John Dory with Ginger Cream Sauce, Green Beans Baby New Potatoes
Kentish Iced Strawberry Parfait with Black Pepper Shortbread
Glass of Muscat de Rivesaltes
Coffee & Petit Fours
Menu subject to Market Purchases and Ingredient Availability
Welcome Drink on arrival. Glasses, Ice Buckets & Water provided
Suggest Donation: £40 per person
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