We ate here 3 times in one week in 2011, I was dying to go back, we did but it was not nearly as good as before. I had the same meal as before, the veg tart as a starter, they have changed the recipe, it's now a shortcrust type pastry with far too much sweet chutney/jam topped with goats cheese, formerly it was filo pastry less jam, and with peppers I thought. To follow I had the crab linguine, it was delicious last year but I found the tomato overwhelmed the taste of the crab this time. Not rushing back.
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September 29, 2012
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I am sorry that you were disappointed with your visit to us this year. However I would like to point out that the vegetarian tart that you were unhappy with was in fact a completely different dish to the one that you had previously eaten as you will see from the descriptions below.
CESTINO VEGETARIANO - Filo basket filled with grilled Mediterranean vegetables & topped with goats cheese.
TARTINA VEGETARIANA - A baked tartlet filled with a homemade tomato, pepper & red onion marmalade with a topping of goats cheese
We do like to change the dishes on our menu to provide variety for our regular customers & this new addition has proved very popular.
It is always a good idea to read restaurant menus thoroughly, because very often changes are made & perhaps the use of the word marmalade might have suggested to you that this was going to be a sweet & savoury tart.
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