Christmas Two Course Menu  £18.95
Wednesday, 4th to Saturday, 21st December 2019

Wednesday & Thursday  6.00pm - 8.00pm
Friday & Saturday  6.00pm - 7.00pm

choose starter & main course or main course & dessert
please note: a supplement applies to some dishes

Appetiser

Kalamata Olives  ve  (V)  gf  £3.00
chilli, rosemary & garlic marinade


Starters
with complementary freshly baked bread roll,
  gluten free roll on request

French Onion Soup  ve**  (V)  gf**
melting onions, thyme, white wine & cognac, toasted croûte & melting Gruyère
(ve** vegan cheddar cheese and gf** gluten free croûte are available on request)


Cullen Skink  gf

natural smoked haddock, potatoes, leek, white wine & cream,
with poached egg & chives


Chef's Chicken Live Pâté  gf**

smooth pâté of chicken livers, garlic, butter & red wine,

with red onion chutney & warm chunky toast

(gf**  gluten free toast is available on request)


Salmon Bon-Bons   gf

salmon, potato mash, parsley & chives crisp-fried in breadcrumbs &
crushed garden peas with mint & parmesan (V)
with caper & lemon tartare sauce


Leek & Potato Pithivier  ve  (V)

fine rings of leek & potato, thyme & cheddar cheese (ve) baked in puff pastry,
with balsamic roasted cherry tomatoes & basil pistou


Black Pudding with Apple & Red Wine

Lancashire black pudding, crisp smoked bacon &
balsamic caramelised apple, with red wine & port sauce


Moules Marinières  gf**

fresh mussels "steamed" with cream, white wine, parsley & crushed garlic
Main Course served with French fries



Mains
choose a complementary side dish from the list below

Salmon en Croûte
fillet of salmon & dill butter baked in puff pastry, with wilted spinach
& sauce of white wine, peas, crème fraîche & lemon


Turkey with Stuffing
   gf

turkey breast, pork & apricot stuffing, bacon wrapped chipolata,
cranberry & port sauce, roasted potatoes & gravy from the roasting juices


Belly Pork with Bramley Sauce   gf
slow roasted belly pork, crispy crackling, Bramley apple sauce,
braised Savoy & peas & gravy from the meat juices with cider & sage


Gnocchi & Squash
  ve  (V)  gf

potato gnocchi with butternut squash roasted with chilli, lemon & coriander,
wilted baby spinach, rocket & caper salsa verde & crushed pistachio


Seabass with Boulangère
    gf

baked whole seabass & stuffing of sundried tomato, olive & caper tapenade,
with celeriac & potato boulangère


Chestnut & Parsnip Risotto
  ve  (V)  gf

Arborio rice with roasted chestnuts, parsnip purée, rosemary & brandy,
paprika dusted parsnip crisps & braised Savoy & peas
Starter Course Risotto available


Steak & Chips
  gf  (£6.00 supplement applies to Set Menu)

7oz fillet steak, roasted cherry tomatoes, chestnut mushrooms,
black pepper, green peppercorn & cream sauce, with hand-cut chips

 


Desserts

Gingerbread Sticky Toffee Pudding  ve  (V)  gf
sticky date & stem ginger pudding, toffee sauce & vanilla ice-cream (ve),
dairy vanilla ice-cream is available for non-vegans if preferred


Eccles Cake  ve**  (V)
freshly baked - with crumbly Lancashire cheese or dairy vanilla ice-cream
(ve**vegan Wensleydale & cranberry cheese & vanilla ice-cream are available on request)


Apple & Blackberry Crumble  ve  (V)  gf
Bramley apple & blackberry
compôte, with toasted hazelnut,
coconut & chestnut crumble & blackberry sorbet


Crème Brûlée  (V)  gf
baked egg custard, "burnt" sugar caramel & brandy snap


Petit Dessert   ve**  (V)   gf

dairy vanilla ice-cream,  Mozart dark chocolate liqueur, crushed nut praline

(ve** 
vegan diets substitute vegan vanilla ice-cream & Cointreau or Limoncello)


Cheeseboard  (V) 
(£1.00 supplement applies)
selection of cheeses, cheese biscuits, tomato & red onion chutney



Sides
choose one complementary side dish to accompany your Main Course


French Fries or Hand-cut Chips  ve  (V)  gf

Roast Potatoes  ve  (V)  gf

New Potatoes  (V)  gf
served in their skins, melting butter & chives (vegan without the butter)

Dauphinoise Potatoes  (V)  gf
mandolin sliced potatoes, onions, garlic, double cream, melting mature cheddar

Mixed Leaf Salad  ve  (V)  gf
watercress, rocket, red onion & cherry tomatoes, French dressing

Braised Savoy  ve  (V)  gf
shredded Savoy, caramelised onion & garden peas braised in stock

Garden Peas  ve  (V)  gf

Cauliflower Cheese  (V)  gf
cauliflower florets, mature cheddar cheese sauce, melting cheddar

Seasonal Vegetables  ve  (V)  gf
selection of fresh vegetables

Wilted Baby Spinach  ve  (V)  gf

 

ve = vegan               (V) = vegetarian               gf = gluten free