Monday, July 16, 2012

Tapas Menu Saturday 14th of July 2012

  1. Smoked Salmon on Blinie (Thvera Salmon from 2011, best creme fraise, twist of black pepper, chives and lemmon rind on top of salmon)
  2. Beetroot and goats curd salad (thinly sliced salt baked beetroot, walnut dressing, crushed walnuts, rocket salad, crumbled goats curds)
  3. Teriyaki Squid (squid flash fried on very hot pan, finished with juice of 3 vermouth (did not have sake), 2 mirin, 1 sugar, 5 lemmon juice, lemon rind and 1.5 soy sauce. Left to boil until juice is syrupy served on a handful of Samphire and chopped grass onion on top.)
  4. Chorizo & Prawn on fondant potatoes (1 cm thick potatoes fried in paprika flavoured butter – fondant in chicken stock, flash fried chorizo and prawn on top, topped with chilly jam and homemade aioly and handful of watercress)
  5. Truffled pasta (Jules had to have something she fancied)
  6. Milk braised loin of pork with broad bean purre (loin of pork braised in full fat milk flavoured with cinnamon stick, bay leaves and thyme for 3 hrs at 140 C, lightly boiled broad beans in mixer with garlic, EVOO, rocket leaves, S&P until a fine paste, retained one grated baked beetroot to decorate the pork)
  7. Ari’s Eton Mess (mixed berries marinated in best balsamic, honey, and chopped mint, mixed with whipped cream and meringue)

  • Orballo – Albarino 2011
  • Txomin Texaniz – Txakoli 2011
  • Allende Rioja 2005
  • Arzuage – Rebera Del Duero 2004
  • Gran Feudo Gran Reserva – Navarra 2005 Tempranillo, Cap Sauv, Merlot (that may have been one wine to many!)