The very nice Wendy (well we've not actually met but she sounds very nice
) has sent me a sneak preview of the Christmas Menu. It's not on general release yet but we must be a special case
. I'll bung it here so you can peruse and choose, but also so that the other mobs can get all jealous as they contemplate their bothy Xmas boil in a bag dinners
. If you genuinely can't find summat to your taste (really??) there's apparently a la carte but you'll have to go and look at the website.
STARTERS: Broccoli & Stilton soup with Parmesan Croutons OR Tian(*) of Crab and Avocado(**) OR Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parsnip Crisps and Walnut Oil OR Scotch Egg with Beetroot Chutney OR Chicken Liver Brandy Parfait coated in Orange Butter with Winter Chutney.
(*) no, I've got absolutely no idea either.
(**) avocado, hah! So much for not catering for wussy southerners - we'll be in heaven!
Roast Salop Turkey, Pigs in Blankets, Chestnut Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce OR Roast Partridge on Watercress Mash with Caramelized Pear and Port Wine Sauce OR Spinach, Cranberry & Chestnut Roast with Root Veg, and Mushroom & Madeira sauce OR Rib Eye Steak with Tarragon Yorkshire Pud, Watercress Puree and Red Wine sauce OR Honey Roast Duck on Spicy Noodles with Plum & Sweet Chili Sauce OR Homemade Game and Cranberry Pie OR Sea Bass on Seafood and Chorizo Paella
Good grief MaM, I thought you said this was "nice basic nosh for plebs"!! It's gourmet bullsh bingo
. Mr Wright, just do not
say a word
. Still, there's no "jus" in sight so it must be fine. Top menu I reckon there.
PUDS: Xmas Pud & Brandy Sauce obviously OR Selection of Home Made Sweets (rhubarb and custard boiled sweets hopefully). Oh hang on, further on it says eg: Choc Salted Caramel Roulade OR Cheesecake OR Caramel Pineapple Meringue OR Bread & Butter Pud etc etc.
PLUS: Coffee and Chocolates.
If that lot doesn't do a Mr Creosote on you then finally: "ALSO AVAILABLE: Liqueur coffees, plus local cheeseboard, grapes, celery, crackers"
Three course blow out for the princely sum of £23.50. Ace!
MaM if that bivi spot is where I think it is, I've absolutely zero chance of getting up there after all that lot mate, so I'll be kipping on top of one of those trampolines in the garden
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP
"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ