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Dinner at Hartsfield manor

Hartsfield Manor

 

This wonderful place is situated in a Victorian manor house.

Surrounded by 16 acres of Surrey countryside, Hartsfield Manor is a four-star Victorian property boasting elegant interiors and a garden terrace.

I had a romantic dinner here. The menu was as follows.

Starter: chicken liver pate with toast bread fingers and red onion jam. Well,  the toast was nice crispy outside and soft inside,  a perfect thing. The pate was a little dull,  I would have made it a little spicier with something, for example green peppers.  And would have cooked the red onion jam a little longer with a little more honey and balsamic vinegar.  The lettuce was flavourless,  I would’ve used a little dressing on it.

Chicken liver pate

My chicken liver pate  recipe

The main course  

Chicken breast supreme wrapped in bacon with red wine jus

Chicken breast supreme wrapped in bacon

You may think that this was a simple  chicken breast. But no.  It was full of flavours from the bacon and spices like salt and black pepper.  It was tender at the same time.  The vegetables were cooked with simple spices like salt a black pepper,  minimum.  Unlike similar dishes in London hotels vegetables were flavourful.

Third course was warm chocolate browney with vanilla ice cream.

Warm chocolate browney with vanilla ice cream

I’ve never heard about warm browney,  you can have cold and a kind of hard browneys in coffee shops. I always considered them forgettable. But not this one.

I lliked the warm chocolatey flavour with the cold vanilla ice cream splashed over with chocolate sauce.

If I have to summarize the menu,  I would say it had an outstanding quality.

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Dinner at the White House

From index.hu

05 March 2018.

A dinner in the White House with President Donald Trump.

I will reproduce one by one.

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Bisque with fennel, mussels and shrimps

Bisque with fennel, mussels and shrimps

I tasted this soup in Shipton under Whychwood.

In a seven hundred years old Inn.

It’s worth of visiting this beautiful building.

Both the environment and the soup were delicious.

That’s why I decided to reproduce it.

It was simply scrumptious!

Ingredients

300 g catfish fillets, cut to inch peace’s

Mussels, clams

Cooked shrimps

1-2 tbsp butter

1 onion diced

4 cloves of garlic crushed

2 carrots diced

1/2 fennel bulb sliced

3 celery stalk cut

50 ml brandy

500 ml chicken broth

Thyme

2 star anise

Salt, black pepper

500 ml double cream

500 ml tomato passata

1 pinch saffron

 

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Avocado strawberry salad

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Ingredients

Ripe avocado

Sweet strawberry

Cherry tomatoes

Mozzarella balls

Baby spinach

Pomegranate vinaigrette dressing

Balsamic vinegar

Pomegranate syrup

Honey

Olive oil

Salt

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Croustados cups with cream cheese and smoked salmon

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Christmas menu 2016

Starter

Croustados cups with cream cheese and smoked salmon

Recipe here

Soup

Red wine soup with meringue

Recipe here

Fish

Oven baked perch pike fillet with coconut cream glaze and sweet potato espuma

Recipe here

Main

Sous vide beef leg chops with prunes, orange and red wine

Recipe here

Side dish

Ricotta gries dumplings

Recipe herez

Dessert

Nutella-brandy tiramisu

Recipe here

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