• The Waterside Inn, Bray, Le Menu Exceptionnel dinner

    by  • 10/06/2012 • Menus, Photoblog • 3 Comments

    Menu from the three Michelin starred (which it has held on to for some 25 years) Roux establishment, The Waterside Inn in Bray, where Le Menu Exceptionnel was sampled:


    [Quail’s egg and steak tartare]


    Flaked Devon crab with melon and fresh almonds, served with a marinated prawn


    Terrine of foie gras and chicken breast served with crisp vegetable salad and a brioche toast


    Pan-fried scallop and octopus slices with coriander, served on a bed of celery purée, coconut emulsion and tamarind sauce


    Roasted loin of lamb stuffed with aubergine confit and grilled pine kernels, “gâteau” of moussaka and a light saffron flavoured jus


    Roasted Challandais duck with cherries and Bourgueil wine


    [Rose sorbet with crystallised rose]


    Shortbread biscuit with an apricot mousse and redcurrants, rosemary scented apricot sorbet


    Warm raspberry soufflé


    Café et mignardises


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    Qin Xie is a London based food, wine and travel journalist and trained chef. When not infiltrating Michelin restaurants as a kitchen tourist, she writes about food, drink and travel. Her work has appeared on Yahoo, FT, The Times and CNN. Her first cookbook, co-authored with YS Peng at Hunan Restaurant, is out March 2014. According to friends, her watch is always set to UTC -- ready for the next big adventure. In reality, she is happiest at the dinner table or by the sea.