valentine’s day

Our Valentine’s menu for 2018, Valentine’s Day is Wednesday the 14th of February.

£55 per person, per head. Please call 01189 505036 to make a reservation.

• Artisan breads, whipped garlic herb butter, balsamic, olive oil £4.25
• Sardinian music paper bread, Harissa £4.50
• Olives. Taggiasca sea black & Nocellara green £3.75

Starters

• Slow roast crispy duck, candied chestnuts, winter slaw & cranberry marmalade
v Local blue cheese soufflé, chicory Caesar & crumbled blue
• Wild board, venison carpaccio, rabbit terrine, pigeon salad & toasted sourdough
v Macadamia nut curd. Chicory, beetroot & butternut. Crispy onion, olive crumb
• Gin cured gravadlax, tonic sorbet & candied beetroot
v Mezze platter, baba ghanoush, hummus, pickles, spiced Mediterranean tomato, beetroot tzatziki, olives & Lebanese crispbread
• Crispy salt & pepper squid, sesame oriental salad, chilli jam
v Shortcrust onion tart baked with cheddar, tomato relish
• Seared diver scallops, crispy spiced pork, apple & watercress
• Chicken liver parfait, red onion marmalade, toasted brioche
• Fresh Cornish crab, remoulade, grabiche & toast
v Crispy fried mushroom & mozzarella risotto cakes. Roquette. Parmesan
• ½ dozen Mediterranean king prawns in their shell, smoked paprika aioli to dip
• Half dozen Maldon rock oysters served with traditional accompaniments
• Russian sturgeon caviar, blinis, sour cream, cured salmon (£25 surcharge)

Main Course Dishes

• Lemon, parsley & garlic crusted halibut, Maldon baked celeriac, celeriac purée, Morecombe Bay shrimp nut brown butter
• Grilled stone bass, steamed mussels, spring vegetables. Champagne jus. Seaweed butter
• Loch Duart salmon fillet baked under a pistachio and honey crust. Roast sweet potato, hispi cabbage & pimento. Pistachio pesto dressing
v Roasted heritage carrots, griddled cauli & winter roots. Chickpea chestnut falafel, crispy kale, almond & sesame duqqa
v Goats cheese and red onion filo tartlet. Baked heritage beetroot, smoked tenderstem, honeyed parsnip & chestnuts
• Chicken breast baked with lemon & sage in pancetta. Sautéed Jerusalem artichoke, lardons & brussel tops. Jus
• Pink carved duck breast, sweet calvados prunes, charred broccoli, beetroot gratin, red wine jus
• African-spiced rump of lamb, harissa, barley couscous & chargrilled Mediterranean vegetables
• Pork chop, bashed carrots & swede, greens, good red wine mushroom gravy & parsnip crisps
• Pink carved venison steak, haggis, baby spinach, roast pear, juniper & Port

STEAKSWell fed, well bred, well hung local Aberdeen Angus beef
All accompanied with watercress, confit tomato & field mushroom.
Choose garlic parsley butter or peppercorn sauce or béarnaise.
• 7oz fillet steak
• 16oz Aberdeen rib steak on the bone (£6 surcharge)

Extras

• Baby baked potatoes in their skin, sea salt & rosemary £4
• Dauphinoise potato £4.50
• Chips £4
• Buttered spinach £4.50
• Green salad £4.50
• Field mushrooms, garlic & thyme £4
• Winter greens, bobby beans, shallots & herbs £4

Cheese & Desserts

• An interesting & unusual selection of artisan cheese from Harvey & Brockless Creamery, oat cakes, quince jelly, celery
• Espresso panna cotta, dark chocolate sorbet
• Vanilla crème brûlée, shortbread
• Caramelised lemon tart, blackcurrant compote, mascarpone
* Jamaican mess, caramelised banana, meringue, whipped cream, dark rum, Mr Whippy
* Warm peanut butter & chocolate fondant, vanilla ice cream **
• Hot Armagnac & plum soufflé, butterscotch sauce **
• Fruity sticky toffee pudding, brandy toffee sauce, Devonshire clotted cream
• Chocolate Oreo cookie cheesecake, salted caramel
• Baked Alaska **
• Chilled passionfruit mousse, mango, orange & mint
* Cranberry & blood orange bakewell, crème anglaise, almond ice cream
v Vegan meringue, coconut cream, papaya

* Wheat free
** Baked to order and will take a little longer.

v Vegan
All desserts, ice cream and sorbet are homemade on the premises.

Tea, Coffee & Petits Fours

• A selection of infusions & Tea Pigs including rooibos, lemongrass, liquorice & peppermint, rhubarb & ginger, chamomile flowers, green tea, chocolate & mint tea, rooibos crème caramel, chai, apple & cinnamon, popcorn, sweet ginger, green tea & mint, chilli chai, chocolate flake tea, darjeeling earl grey, lemon & ginger, winter spiced red tea £2.95
• Espresso £2.75 • Double Espresso £4
• Cappuccino £3.45 • Latte £3.45
• Brasserie macaroon & chocolate petits fours £5
• Warm homemade mince pies & Armagnac butter £5

Lovers

• Oeil de Perdrix Champagne Rosé. Gentle, pink blush. Oeil de Perdrix ‘partridge eye’ from the sunny vines of Cote des Bar in Champagne. Delicate, soft and subtle. We love it! Flute £10.00. Bottle £46.
• Bouvet Saumur Rose Brut n/v, Loire Flute: £9.50 Bottle: £35
• Veuve Clicquot Rosé n/v Bottle: £85
• Chocolate Box Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia 2009. Full bodied velvety Shiraz. An LSB favourite: £38
• Raspberry Brasserie. Champagne & raspberry purée. Flute £10.
• Pimms Royal Flute: £9.50

PLEASE NOTE: our kitchen contains nuts