Over the coming year, I will be visiting as many of
To follow, we had our starter which consisted of chicken liver parfait, a chicken terrine wrapped in
I had initially felt slightly disappointed with Gavin’s choice of main considering the chicken items we had as a starter. Their confit of duck with rosemary and vanilla mash and blackberry compote was however not disappointing. Some of the guests at our table felt that the vanilla mash could have had a stronger vanilla flavour, but I disagree. The confit was tender, but not overly cooked as some of its “jar” equivalents, their confit had obviously been home made, and was delicious. The presentation was also spot on, with the blackberries lying on top of the confit, it was an elegant, well made dish.
After coffee and biscuits, we had a lovely chat with both Alison and Gavin. They were excellent hosts. I was pleased to find their courtesy and professionalism carried them through to the end, as they called us a taxi, and waved us goodbye.