Okay my New Year’s Eve was a little mad towards the end, but sensational to begin with – I spent it at the Bugle Inn, Twyford – where the menu for the evening was fabulous from start to finish. From the canapés and mulled wine to begin with to the collection of desserts and the generous cheese board at the end, every course was spot on…my favourite was the fish course:
Halibut – Brill – Sauce Beur Blanc – Capers – Langoustine – Spinach – Fennel, Shallot & Celeriac Puree – Salmon Caviar – Parsley Puree – Lobster Coulis
It was that good, it was even enjoyed by someone on the table who claimed not to like fish!
It was the small, but indulgent little touches that made the evening feel extra special, like the amuse bouche – Celeriac & Apple Veloute with Curry Oil and Pine Nuts and the Champagne to finish.
Needless to say with a flavoursome trio of duck, a beautiful loin of Hampshire Lamb and several bottles of Champagne also part of the proceedings that evening – I certainly left feeling full food and cheer!
Anyway I think I’ll just say Happy New Year and leave this post here…and not elaborate on how the evening ended with me tucking into some Ainsley Harriott’s Cous Cous at 8 in the morning…