lunch tasting menu
chiltern black ale bread
malt vinegar and cultured butter
octopus tea, fennel, carrot, seaweed
sylvaner, pierre frick, bergweingarten, 2012, france
winter vegetable salad
roasted baby parsnip, watercress emulsion,
charred artichokes, toasted hazelnuts, castelfranco, lincolnshire poacher
viré-clessé cuvée, domaine de la bongran, e. j. thevenet, 2015, france
goosnargh duck breast
boulangère potato, carrot and anise puree, duck sauce
zinfandel, east bench, 2019, california
poire william sorbet, brazil nut marzipan,
poached pear, chocolate ganache, toasted brazil nuts
recioto della valpolicella, corte giara, 2013, italy
selection of british cheeses with accompanying condiments and crackers
(as an additional course £14.50, as a dessert £7.00 supplement)
matching wine flight £50.00
coffee, tea or infusions, petit fours £5.50
the tasting menu is to be enjoyed by the whole table
A discretionary service charge of 12.5% will be added to the bill.
Whilst we will endeavour to do our best to accommodate food intolerance and allergies, we are unable to guarantee that the dishes will be completely allergen free for all our menus.
Allergen information is available upon request from our front of house management team.
Sylvaner, Pierre Frick, Bergweingarten, 2012, France (octopus)
A lovely balanced wine with a rich and creamy palate kept in check by fine acidity.
Flavours of sweet ripe fruit and pineapple, baked apple, candied citrus, brioche and underlying minerality.
A superb wine with distinctive sweetness and full-bodied texture
Viré-Clessé Cuvée, Domaine de la Bongran, E. J. Thevenet, 2015, France (vegetable salad)
Taste of green apples, honey, lemon juice. The wine is medium-bodied and medium acidity.
It has a very light buttery finish to bring some complexity to the wine.
The colour is bright gold with a light straw note, excellent with vegetables.
Zinfandel, East Bench, 2019, California (duck)
Ruby coloured Zinfandel. The wine is focused on cherry notes, raspberry, red plums,
with a light oakiness. This Zinfandel has a full body structure with round and elegant tannins,
but also a discreet mint aroma on the finish.
In the end of palate, you will notice a light pepper end of palate.
Recioto della Valpolicella, Corte Giara, 2013, Italy (chocolate)
Compact ruby red in colour. The nose is intense with almost bursting red fruits and aromatic herbs.
On the palate is succulent, with excellent, well-balanced body.
Surprising, in as much as its marked sweetness is never cloying due to an elegant,
crisp acidity that makes for easy drinking and a long, satisfying finish.