"Our aim is for you to enjoy your evening"
"Enjoying the company of other diners on the one big happy table."
"Menus will always be fresh, seasonal and include local produce where possible."
Your Dining Experience.
Canapés and an
aperitif on arrival, taken inside or out weather dependent, then time to relax
and peruse the menu before we serve your first course. We can chill your white
wine and soft drinks in our wine cooler or open your red to breathe. Tap, still
bottled water and ice are freely available.
Our aim is for you to enjoy your evening please feel free to
top up your drink from your bottle in the wine cooler. Any drink not consumed
will be sealed and given back to you as you leave. Everyone will be seated on
one table please look forward to enjoying the company of other diners on the one
big happy table.
As the actor Buddy Hackett once quoted: ‘As a child my
family’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.’ Everyone eats the
same food and will be served as a group at the same time.
My Food Philosophy.
My menus will always be fresh, seasonal and include local produce where possible. I have a fantastic farm shop within walking distance and a local market about 10 minutes away. I don’t always follow recipes to the letter, I tend to amalgamate two or three together and serve
eclectic food. I really enjoy cooking different cuisines and try to keep to authentic ingredients albeit sometimes tweaking the recipes with my own twist. A family favourite is spicy seafood risotto. Most of the food you will enjoy will be home made, including bread and some produce will even be home grown. I will at times choose to follow a countries traditional dish precisely and aim to use authentic ingredients, provided it tastes excellent and will note this on the menu presented for each dinner.
Food quotes that I love.
'Cooking is like love, it should be entered into with abandon or not at all' (Harriet Van Horne)
'People who love to eat are always the best people' (Julia Child)
The Potting Shed Farm Shop supplies my poultry and meat. Find them at Golden
Acres Garden Centre in Tickenham.click here.
Hill Road market in Seeley’s - This market is open from Tuesday to Saturday, with several stalls providing me with
my Fish from Seafood’s, Cheese from Somerset Deli and fruit and vegetables from
Portbridge Farm : click here for more information.
I thoroughly recommend a
visit to all my local suppliers.