We called into The Cottage Coffee shop at the hotel quite by chance, as you often do and discovered that there was a special dinner being held on the 14th September, the menu was very interesting so we decided to make a reservation.
As I have to follow a strict Gluten Free diet it causes great anxiety as to the knowledge of the chef, however there was No problem here Chef Peter Foster and his team are wonderful.
We were served canapés on arrival while we enjoyed a drink and a separate platter was presented full of Gluten Free items (my husband and I shared them).
The menu consisted of Entrée - choice of 6
Main Course - choice of 5
Asiette of Sweets or Cheese Board
My husband had Roulade - venison,pheasant and duck wrapped in smoked pancetta with rhubarb and crab apple chutney I chose Medley of Smoked Meats - Smoked/cured partridge, pheasant, duck and venison with star anise chutney and Gluten Free Bread roll.
Mains were venison with Drambuie covered with home made pate with blackcurrant and Drambuie sauce and Breast of wild partridge filled with venison fillet wrapped in Ayrshire bacon on local black pudding with a port reduction and served with beautiful seasonal vegetables. DELICIOUS.
The sweet plate was a picture, it was delightfully decorated with a flower outlined in fine chocolate, petals and leaves were various coloured gel and the selection of home made ice creams, mousse, minute jelly and tiny tarts were a utter joy.
Coffee and Chocolate dipped strawberries followed. One criticism too much food for us although other diners did not have a problem - we must have smaller appetites.
Please try other menus are available served to the same high standard this was a SPECIAL meal.