Well I use the term loosely because as I write this Magda and Charlotte are flying down the steps with 4 lovely diners who were about to dine Al Fresco on our terrace, but the opening scenes to Noah’s Ark have put paid to that!
How many Seasons must we cover in a day? Would anybody actually be surprised to wake up tomorrow and find they had been snowed in?!
Regardless of what the weather is doing we are really excited to launch our Summer Menu and as always Marek and his team of chefs have been really busy creating some fantastic new additions to our menu, and as always sourcing everything as close to home as possible.
A couple of our particular favourites are the Torched Mackerel with Apple & Beetroot Salad and Dill Crème Fraiche Dressing, and the Yorkshire Lamb Rack with Pea and Mint Bonbons, Buttered Fine Beans, Baby Carrots and a Rich Red Wine Jus is simply stunning.
To finish a Strawberry Mille Feuille, I had Luke our Pastry Chef make this twice for quality control purposes (well somebody has to make sure it’s good enough for you lovely lot!) and the simple fact Gemma and I wanted to eat it twice….. I will have to hope he doesn’t read this!
Add a shot of Fragola Wild Baby Strawberry Liqueur and that’s 2 of your 5 a day right there… what’s not to love?
As much as we love welcoming these great new creations to the menu we are always mindful of our lovely regulars who have their favourites and my life would not be worth living if we removed them, so in short…. Mr Hughes your Black Pudding starter remains, Kevin and Jenny how could we ever take your Duck off and Mr Gunter your Seared King Scallops also survived “The Cull” (to name but a few).
Our ‘Tasting Board to Share’ still holds its place as a firm favourite, and is a perfect light lunch to share out on the Terrace with a bottle of Sancerre (BIN 24), weather permitting of course!!
Last but by no means least we are incredibly excited to announce the return of the legendary Peter Hopkins who is now hosting his fortnightly Wine Class here with us. Without Peter’s vision of opening a Cellar Wine Bar over 30 years ago The Tannin Level would not be here today, and we’re proud to have been established since 1985!!! Also, if I had a £1 for every time Peter’s name has been mentioned during my years working here I would most definitely be laid on an exotic beach now instead of thinking “Where are my Wellies”
Welcome Home Peter!
So be it Parasols, Umbrellas, Wellies or Flip Flops we wish you all a fantastic Summer 2018.
Ellie, Marek, Magda, Luke, Gemma, Charlotte, Darek, Sam, David, Lottie, Theo and Bartek