You may remember we mentioned we were throwing our annual tasting evening for Jacaranda clients back at the start of April. We were delighted with how the evening went, how enthusiastic our couples were and how amazing our food looked.
We also took the opportunity of inviting The Wedding Reporter to enjoy the evening and are pleased to point you in the direction of her favourable report, published this morning. Make sure you have a read, but perhaps only when you’ve had lunch as it may make you a little peckish!
The menu we served on the evening consisted of the following:
Tart tatin of slow roasted English tomatoes, creamy basil infused quenelle of mild Sussex goat’s cheese with rocket pesto
Ham hock and leek terrine with mustard fruits, toasted brioche and homemade piccalilli
Fillet of sea bass with fennel puree, sauce vierge and fennel cress
Parmesan wafers with Mediterranean vegetable compote, chilled parmesan cream and gazpacho
Duck croquette with caper and cornichons, smoked duck breast, fine beans and hazelnut & orange dressing
Southdowns lamb cooked over charcoal with garlic and rosemary, seasonal vegetables, thyme galette potato, lamb jus and pesto oil, apple, mint & pomegranite jelly
Loin of lamb with crushed new potatoes, fine beans and a fine ratatouille jus
Breast of chicken stuffed with Thai herbs with sweet potato galette, mange tout and greens, lime and chilli butter sauce
Duo of duck: honey glazed breast and confit leg with sweet potato puree, warm fine bean and puy lentil salad, light soy jus
Beef fillet with summer vegetables, potato puree, beef jus
Pressed slow roast belly of free range pork with carrot puree, glazed carrots and pork jus and apple
Cappuccino semi-fredo with warm brioche and chocolate pudding with bitter chocolate sauce
Fresh berry and elderflower jelly with lemon posset, crushed meringue and vanilla ice cream
Deconstructed millionaire’s chocolate shortbread with milk ice cream and blackcurrant syrup
Iced lemon parfait with raspberry sorbet, hazelnut croquant and blueberry syrup
As you can see, there was a fair bit of eating involved! To know more about how the evening unfolded and who managed to make it through to the end, read the full report now and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the evening if you were there.