It's lovely to be involved in the planning, and exciting to think something you have designed will be eaten and enjoyed by others.
So after weeks of planning it all came together on Tuesday night with a handful of invited customers. We finally launched our summer menu and asked our guests for constructive feedback.
The evening started very calmly as you see from the photo below.
This is Toby demonstrating his skills on the hob.
|Toby, Chef At The Old red Lion|
We did a lot of Mushroom Pate starter served with our own homemade seeded loaf and red onion chutney.
Quite a lot of feedback on this one from not enough bread to too much pate. Nothing major which was great.
|Mushroom Pate, Homemade Seeded Loaf And Red Onion Chutney|
|Meatballs And Warm Cheesy Dip|
My favourite item on the menu I must confess. Very proud of the concept that we achieved here. The crab burger is homemade (secret recipe!) and works very well with my homemade lemon and poppy seed rolls. I think this one will do well in future!
|Homemade Crab Burger in Lemon And Poppy Seed Bun with Mini Fries And Sweet Chilli Dip|
|Stuffed Beef Fillet With Horseradish Mash And Bean Bundles|
|Confit Duck Wrapped In parma Ham Served With Mini Fries, Carrot & Bean Bundles|
|Slow Cooked Belly Pork served on Choritzo Mash and Topped With Julienne Vegetables|
It was a hard night and we served about 40 staff ,family, friends and loyal customers with 2 courses each, AND we lived to tell the tale!!!
The new menu is now in full swing and if you fancy trying any of these dishes why not pop along to The Old Red Lion, Litchborough and we'll be happy to cook for you.