After debating where to go for the perfect new years dinner, we decided to try Il Camino Restaurant located in Maldon Essex after noticing there was a 7 course new years special which we could not help but try. A wonderfully laid table, candle lit awaited us on arrival with well a scroll wrapped in red ribbon outlining the 7 courses dishes available. After placing our order directly to the Chef as he approached our table we awaited the first course. To start Parma Ham, Salami, Olives and Tomato's which was a great way to prepare for the courses to come. Then came our own choices from the menu, to start I opted for the Homemade Pate with Melba Toast and Grape Chutney which was delicious, Next we moved onto the pasta dish, Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli which was a great portion size, the creamy sauce was fantastic and not too heavy. It's important to note that the courses arrived with perfect timing meaning that we were always looking forward to the next dish. We were then given Mango Sorbet to cleanse our palette for the fish course, it was a fantastic taste particularly after the pasta dish very refeshing! For the fish course we went for Tuna Steak, as someone who is not a fan of steak generally the Tuna Steak was fantastic. Then came the main course, where we both chose Duck in Red Wine sauce which arrived with potato dauphinoise on the side, and as soon as we started we knew it was the best choice! As someone who is a lover of desserts i ensured i had left just enough room for the dessert course where I chose the Panacotta, it was the perfect dessert, not to heavy and full of flavour, needless to say I finished it all! Overall it was a wonderful way to bring in the new year, I will certainly be going back!
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