Been sent the Sandbanks restaurant (fancy new restaurant at the Pavilion) menu, so here you go. Sounds ambitious but is apparently great, review to follow.
Creamed Sweetcorn Soup with a Poached Hen Egg Four Pounds Ninety Pence Carpaccio of Beef with a Rocket, Parmesan and Truffle Salad, dressed with Hazelnut Oil Five Pounds Ninety Pence Smoked Salmon Bavarois wrapped in wilted Cos Lettuce, served with a Cucumber and Chilli Coulis Five Pounds Ninety Pence Fresh Mackerel and Fondant Potato Terrine with Lemon Balm Oil and Creme Fraiche Tartar Sauce Five Pounds Ninety Pence Quail three ways; Breast on Butternut Squash Puree, Confit Leg on Haricot Bean Stew and Fried Quail Egg on Beetroot Fondant Six Pounds Ninety Pence White Crab Meat, Corn and Crayfish Tian with Sauce Gazpacho Five Pounds Ninety Pence Pan Seared Scallops on Parsnip Puree served with lightly curried scented Mussels Six Pounds Ninety Pence Pan Fried Monkfish with Crisp Pork Belly, Pea Puree and a Shallot and Bacon foam Six Pounds Ninety Pence
Roasted Turbot served on a Three Onion Risotto with Baby Vine Tomatoes and Bacon Foam Sixteen Pounds Ninety Pence Honey Roasted Duck Breast with Cinnamon Spiced Couscous, Pak Choi and a Roasted Red Pepper Coulis Fifteen Pounds Ninety Pence Onion and Golden Goats Cheese Tart Tatin with a Warm Salad of Rocket, Pine Nuts and Butternut Squash Fourteen Pounds Ninety Pence Trio of Beef; Fillet on Celeriac Confit, Braised Shin of Beef wrapped in Spinach and Calves Liver on Onion Mash Seventeen Pounds Ninety Pence Medley of Seafood with Herbed Crushed New Potatoes, Wilted Greens and a Fresh Tomato, Basil and Lemon Dressing Fifteen Pounds Ninety Pence Pan Fried Line Caught Sea Bass on Creamed Potato with Caramelised Baby Fennel, Fennel Puree and a Vanilla Jus Fifteen Pounds Ninety Pence Rack of Lamb on a Cassoulet of Summer Beans and Rosemary with Dauphinoise Potato, Herb Oil and Black Pudding Sixteen Pounds Ninety Pence Slow Roasted Tamworth Pork Belly with Creamed Celeriac, Savoy Cabbage, Confit Potato and Apple Puree Fifteen Pounds Ninety Pence Baked Cod Fillet on Wild Herb Linguine served with a Brown Shrimp and Tomato Butter Fourteen Pounds Ninety Pence
Thai Green Curry with Prawns, Chicken or Vegetables served with Rice Nine Pounds Fifty Pence Homemade Hereford Steer Beef Burger with Tomato and Mozzarella served on Foccacia Bread with Chips Nine Pounds Fifty Pence A Creamy Fish Pie finished with a Mature Montgomery Cheddar Mash Eleven Pounds Fifty Pence Strips of Fillet Steak cooked in a creamy Peppercorn Sauce served with Dauphinoise Potato and Roasted Vine Tomatoes Eleven Pounds Fifty Pence Beer Battered Fillet of Local Cod served with Chunky Cut Chips and Pea Puree Nine Pounds Ninety Pence Mussels steamed with Garlic, White Wine, Cream, Julienne of Summer Vegetables and Home Cut Chipped Potatoes Eleven Pounds Fifty Pence Chicken Satay served with Egg Fried Rice Seven Pounds Ninety Pence Smoked Haddock Fishcakes served with a Poached Egg and a Chive Beurre Blanc Eight Pounds Ninety Pence
Vanilla Cheesecake served with a Mango Foam Five Pounds Ninety Pence Banana Parfait with Caramelised Banana and Butterscotch Sauce Five Pounds Ninety Pence A Rich Chocolate Teardrop with a Cointreau Anglaise Five Pounds Ninety Pence Hazelnut Creme Brulee served with Vanilla Shortbread Five Pounds Ninety Pence "A Tasting of Blackberries" Blackberries with Cream and Meringue, Blackberry Jelly and Blackberry Milkshake Five Pounds Ninety Pence Assiette of Desserts (for those who cannot choose from above, why not try a sample of them all!) Six Pounds Ninety Pence A Selection of Ice Creams Five Pounds Ninety Pence A Selection of British Cheeses with Damsel Wheat Wafers and Quince Jelly Six Pounds Ninety Pence
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