Saturday, 3 April 2010

The Clincher

This was a selection of dishes I’d previously cooked that I comprised as a sort of food CV for my current employment, i think it was the clincher… have a dribble


House marinated olives.
Rustic bread selection w whole roast garlic, olive oil & balsamic.
Warm pitas w houmous & tzatziki.
Cured meat & charcuterie selection w rum chutney & rustic breads. (For 2)
Honey & walnut studded whole roast camembert w croutes. (For 2)


Selection of toast, croissant & pain au chocolat w a selection of preserves.
Full English breakfast consisting of two locally reared pork sausages, two fried eggs, black pudding, sautéed mushrooms, grilled tomato, fried bread & beans.
Eggs Benedict - English muffin topped w Parma ham, soft poached egg & hollandaise sauce.
Omelette Arnold Bennett.
Eggs Florentine - English muffin topped w wilted spinach, soft poached egg & hollandaise sauce.
Home cured salmon w scrambled egg & granary toast.
Bacon, egg & sausage breakfast muffin.
French toast w sautéed mushrooms.
Fresh cod kedgeree, soft boiled egg & toasted pita.
Eggs Mumbai tumble - scrambled eggs's flavoured w fresh chilli, coriander & tomato on granary toast.


Marinated mixed pepper and goats cheese w mixed leaves & balsamic.
Classic Caesar salad w either char-grilled chicken or home cured salmon.
Pan-seared sustainable line caught Tuna steak, black olives, green beans, soft poached egg & sauce nicoise.
Grilled black peppered goats cheese, Parma ham, beetroot & baby spinach salad w red onion jam & croutons.
Chiffonade of mixed leaves and chicory w roasted red onions, tomato concasse & house dressing.
Bresaola, herb & green leaf salad w shaved parmesan & balsamic.


Toasted Dorset cheddar & ham granary sandwich, salad garnish & game chips.
Open home cured salmon & dill crème fraiche sandwich, salad garnish & game chips.
Chicken & tarragon mayonnaise ciabatta w French fries & salad garnish.
Rump steak & blue vinny mayonnaise ciabatta w French fries & salad garnish.
Honey & mustard glazed ham & Dorset blue vinny ploughman’s.
Sautéed garlic wild mushroom’s on toasted brioche w shaved parmesan & balsamic.
Sun-dried tomato & mozzarella gallette w rocket & salsa rossa.


Soup de jour w warm rustic bread & butter.
Ham hock terrine w rum chutney & croutes.
Pan-fried local scallops w rocket, black pudding & chorizo oil.
Local mackeral pate w dill crème fraiche & toasted brioche.
Griddled asparagus & home cured salmon w soft poached egg & hollandaise sauce.
Blue vinny stuffed mushrooms w rocket & red onion jam.
Potted Poole harbour crab w granary toast.


Grilled smoked haddock , warm new potato, spring onion & petit pois salad w parsley & caper butter.
Pan-fried highland salmon w wilted spinach, pan haggerty, soft poached egg & hollandaise sauce.
Crispy skinned sea bass fillet w garlic roast new potatoes, green beans & salsa verdi.
Ringwood best bitter battered cod, hand-cut chips, pea puree & tartare sauce.
Pan-fried scallops & king prawn’s, oriental stir fried vegetable’s & noodles w red Thai sauce.
Poached lemon sole w mussel & saffron broth, fondant potatoes & wilted spinach.
Whole oven roast seabream stuffed w artichoke & fennel al a grecque w garlic roast new potatoes & lemon butter.


10oz 28 day aged ribeye steak, hand-cut chips, aioli, rocket & blue cheese salad.
Oven roast rack of lamb w potato daupinoise, buttered green beans & rosemary jus.
Locally reared wild boar sausages w red onion jam, moutarde de meux mashed potato, savoy cabbage & jus.
Char-grilled butterfly chicken breast w lime & coriander tabouleh, crème fraiche & salsa rossa.
Seasonal pie of the day w truffle mash, buttered greens & pie liquor.
Locally reared confit pork belly w roast jerusalem artichokes, buttered baby turnips, pearl barley rissotto & calvados jus.
8oz 21 day aged fillet steak w rosti potato, wilted garlic spinach, roast cherry vine tomatoes & pink peppercorn sauce.
Pan-roast barbary duck breast w chinese vegetable stir fry & cantonese hot & sour sauce.
Guinea fowl cooked two ways - Confit leg & thigh & pan-fried breast w potato gratin, purple sprouting broccolli & jus.

Pasta & Risotto

Goats cheese, petit pois & bacon linguine w shaved parmesan & salsa verdi.
Pork & beef meatballs w smoked paprika ragu, spaghetti & shaved parmesan.
Chicken, chorizo & red onion Risotto w shaved parmesan & chorizo oil.
Broad bean, petit pois & green bean farfalle tossed w rocket, parmesan & salsa verdi.
Red pesto, black olive & Napoli salami bucatini w blue vinny & toasted pine nuts.
Flaked smoked haddock, spring onion & petit pois risotto w a soft poached egg & grated truffle.


White chocolate & caramelized banana crème brûlée w shortbread.
Bakewell tart w Chantilly cream & blackberry syrup.
Apple & cinnamon crumble w vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate pate w toasted brioche & toffee chutney.
Raspberry Panna Cotta w berry coulis.
Rhubarb fool w shortbread.
Selection of local & French cheeses w rum chutney, red grapes & Bath Oliver biscuits.

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