March 31, 2014

The Feathered Nest.

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As a Mother's Day treat we ventured out to the Feathered Nest in the heart of the cotswolds. Only having been for a pub lunch I wasn't sure what to expect from the dinner menu. Just from a glance at the menu I could tell this place would not disappoint. 

We got settled into a little corner, the decor of the place is like a big country sitting room, books piled high on shelves, wine stacked in every corner and everything painted in a dark magenta and bottle green. With fires lit in every room you could not feel more at home. 

After the wine and water had been poured we were brought a little selection of canapes. Fishcakes with black sesame and cheese scones with relish and pate and some anchovy twists to accompany. 

Then a little saucer of pea and ham hock soup came round, a small but immensely tasty start.

To start I went for Duck liver rolled in the softest breadcrumbs, with black truffle brioche alongside. Really delicious, each mouthful completed melted in your mouth.

Lightly toasted black truffle brioche.

For main I went for the Roe Deer. The loin fillet wrapped in a crepinette (coated in mushroom puree and then cased in pig intestine, sausage skin and then flash fried), Parsnip, Gin & Black current gel, Chestnuts and cocoa bean crumble, which did taste surprisingly chocolatey. 

Everyone chose the Roe Deer, and polished plates all around, clearly a success.

and dessert, Valrhona Chocolate, guanaja grand cru and praline served with goats milk ice cream.

The boys went for the cheese board. A selection of Cotswold and English cheeses.

The cosiest but most elegant restaurant and meal I have had in a long time. 

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