New Mouth-Watering Chef's Specials and Wine Pairings
Published: Thursday, 18 April 2019
Our new Chef’s Specials consisting of two starters and two main courses will be available in our restaurant and to take away in time for Easter. On this occasion we have also suggested some wines to accompany each dish which can be purchased either by the glass or by the bottle.
As cauliflower is now in season our first starter is Cauliflower Two Ways. This dish consists of a melange of Tandoor roasted florets in a spicy marinade coupled with batter fried cauliflower pakoras with a hint of caraway seeds. Two excellent wines to accompany this are the South African William Robertson Chenin Blanc at £5.50 a glass (175ml) or the French Turckheim Tradition Gewurztraminer priced by the glass at £6.95 (175ml). A dry Chenin Blanc goes particularly well with roasted cauliflower whilst curry spices are frequently paired with a quality Gewurztraminer.
Our second starter of Duck Samosas consists of minced duck and ground spices in a filo samosa pastry served with pan fried garlic mushrooms. As with the Cauliflower Two Ways the Gewurztraminer is an excellent pairing although those preferring a red wine should consider the Grenache Pinot Noir from the Languedoc region of France at £4.95 or £6.95 for 175ml or 250ml respectively. Alternatively, why not try our Italian Old True Zin Organic Zinfandel at £5.95 or £7.95 a glass? This is a bold juicy red which is well suited to the spiced minced duck.
Fish lovers will delight in our new Tandoori Salmon main course consisting of salmon fillets marinated in a pickling (achari) masala and served with pilau rice, salad and an accompanying curry sauce. A light oaked Chardonnay similar to our Jean Loron at £21.95 a bottle or a Dr Loosen Riesling at £25.95 are both particularly suited to this perfectly flavoured dish.
Our final Chef’s Special for the forthcoming month is a Tandoori Combination. This popular main course comprises a selection of tandoori chicken breast, Malai chicken tikka, lamb fillet, tandoori prawns and salmon served with a medium spiced curry sauce and pilau rice.
At £16.95 a bottle the Pinot Noir recommended to accompany the Duck Samosas starter is equally compatible with this course as is the Gamay Noir with its intense aromas of blackberries and blueberries accompanied by liquorice spice and mineral notes. Our Jean Gamay Noir is priced at £21.95 a bottle.
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