• The Waterside Inn, Bray, Le Menu Exceptionnel dinner

    by  • 10/06/2012 • Menus, Photoblog • 2 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:

    [Canapés]

    [Quail's egg and steak tartare]

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

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

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

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

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    Roasted Challandais duck with cherries and Bourgueil wine

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    [Rose sorbet with crystallised rose]

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

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    Warm raspberry soufflé

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    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.

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