A return to Northcote Manor (reprise)
I was hoping to put a review of Northcote Manor up tonight, having had another excellent meal there on Sunday.
Unfortunately, the post I wrote sucked a big fat one, so I’ve scrapped it and I’m going to start again.
In the meantime, here’s a copy of the five-course menu we enjoyed and the view from my bedroom to whet the appetite:
Chicken Livers, Pickled Damsons, New Seasons Garlic & Cob Nut Salad, Toasted Brioche
Gewürztraminer, Rolly Gassmann, Alsace, France, 2002
Slow Cooked Native Lobster, Scorched Young Leeks, Warm Jelly, Chervil
Chardonnay, Neudorf Vineyards, Nelson, New Zealand 2008
Banks Tomato Consommé, Courgette Spaghetti, Lemon Caviar, Tomato Brushcetta
Abbeystead Grouse, Blackberries, Bread Bits, Roast Potatoes, Heather Jelly
Beaune, 1er Cru Les Gréves, Domaine des Clos, Burgundy, France, 1999
Macerated English Raspberries, Fine Puff Pastry Layers, Lime and Yoghurt Custard, White Chocolate Shards
Moscato, Innocent Bystander, Victoria, Australia, 2005
A Selection of British Cheeses served with Northcote homemade Bread Wafers and Walnut and Fruit Loaf
Ramos Pinto 10 Year Old Tawny, Quinta Da Ervamoira