|Midsummer House in its lovely setting
It was absolutely sublime, an exquisite harmony of flavour, colour, texture and with imaginative, fresh and unexpected combinations of ingredients that worked really well. And in the right proportions too so we felt both completely satisfied and yet not unpleasantly full.
There was a really nice atmosphere too, not in the least bit snooty but friendly and warm, attentive but discreet staff and a lively Southern French restaurant director, who made us feel at home right away!
Very, very highly recommended. (And by the way, for vegetarians they have a fabulous vegetarian menu too.)
|A canape: Smoked eel mousse with wild rice in crisp cones
|canape: bloody mary fool with celery sorbet
|entree: pumpkin veloute, crisp iberico ham, parmesan cream, pearl barley crunch
|main: pan fried lemon sole with kale and seaweed mayonnaise
|roast duck breast, pistachio puree, mini canneloni with duck leg confit, turnip salad with caramelised onion and grapefruit
|first dessert: ewe's milk curd(like a pannacotta) with strawberry jelly, strawberry sorbet, lightly crystallised strawberry slices and lovage from Midsummer House garden
|second dessert: dark chocolate mousse with passionfruit jelly, yoghurt sorbet, gold-dusted dark chocolate on top
|coffee special: espresso, fresh beignets with dipping custards: caramel, and apple pie flavours
|beautiful Midsummer House chocolates to choose for the perfect ending to a perfect meal!