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Ladies who lunch - a birthday treat for my mother and her friends. Fabulous food, friendly and welcoming service, good wine and a relaxing atmosphere - a great time was had by all.
Lovely food, great wine and a tasty cheese board to finish with
Another smashing monthly theme menu. The apparent simplicity of the 'Puddings' theme belied an impressive and considered range of dishes from savoury to sweet, with cleverly-balanced textures and flavours - typified by the homemade black pudding with caramelised apple and roasted walnuts. Fine cooking, good wine, and friendly, efficient service - excellent!
Such fabulous food on what was a pudding themed evening. Think Yorkshire pudding, black pudding, suet pudding and then jam roly poly with home made stawberry ice cream. Well worth the money.
This month's 'Nose to Tail' special menu evening was a delight for lovers of much neglected parts of the beast. The opening warm salad of confit duck leg, hearts and gizzards, with beetroot and salsify was a delicious take on the French classic salade de gesiers. This was followed by a trip to Italy with glazed pork cheek with crispy guanciale, celeriac remoulade, fig, and smoked mozzarella. The guanciale (a home-cured pork jowl) was well worth the time and effort put in by Chef James in the kitchen. Devilled lamb kidneys on dripping toast brought us back home to Old England and a reminder of high teas gone by. Roasted calves liver with a wholegrain mustard and oxtail mash, savoy cabbage, sage, caper and balsamic jus, melted in the mouth. Finally, baked stuffed apples, cinnamon ice cream, granola was a sophisticated up-dating of a childhood favourite. With excellent wines to match and faultless service, this was another memorable evening.
Top class start to 2019 at Truffles. Their January Theme Evening featured inventive takes on 'Pub Classics'. The white onion 'soup of the day had a great depth of flavour and velvety texture. This was followed by a 'prawn cocktail' of plump, juicy herb-crusted prawns in an iceberg shell with salsa and a delicate Marie Rose sauce. 'Chicken in a Basket' was the highlight of the evening with home-brined, smoked and roasted chicken, with crunchy slaw in a parmesan basket - absolutely delicious. The main event was sophisticated 'sausage and mash', with venison sausages, game faggot, smooth mash, and wilted kale, with agro dolce peppers to balance the richness of the game. Finally, a light, flavourful treacle sponge pudding with custard. Together with excellent service and a good Cote de Beaune, this was a great start to 2019 dining.
We visited during the first of Truffles Restaurant monthly events. The special 4 course menu based on the theme of a celebration of summer had a series of exquisite dishes with a wonderful mix of flavours. All in all a memorable evening and one not to be missed. Future such events will be held on the first Thursday of every month and should not be missed.
Autumn means Game, and the special Game menu at Truffles provided a tasty and well-executed showcase for this wonderful produce. A perfectly seasoned and balanced pheasant and tarragon sausage roll with pear chutney was followed by a deliciously unexpected curried hare and lentil dahl. Roast pigeon breast was classically-matched with both roasted and pureed celeriac, and blackberries. The main event was roast venison haunch (perfectly pink) with an autumnal mix of bubble and squeak, braised red cabbage, cavolo nero, and a red wine and juniper jus. Finally, a palate-cleansing lemon sorbet led to an Autumn fruit jelly with vanilla ice cream and bramble coulis. A delicious Cote de Beaune offered a versatile match across the dishes. All this with excellent service made for another memorable evening.
Very pleasant evening spent at Truffles. My partner and I were the only ones in the restaurant the whole time we were there so a bit of a shame that more people aren't coming here as it is a great restaurant, but lucky that we had the whole place to ourselves! Being the only customers the service was very attentive with the waitress/proprietor(?) checking at all the right times if everything was OK and generally very friendly and accommodating. The food was top notch and for the price, very good quality. I like how the 2-3 course menu is seasonal and thus changes regularly (a menu with a multitude of choices makes me suspicious); overall a very good restaurant - service, food and ambiance all great, the only slight negative is there is an odd smell when you first enter the restaurant but you soon don't notice it.
Service was very good, and in general the food was excellent. Our party of three included two vegetarians and the menu did offer a vegetarian choice. I did request (in advance) that a second vegetarian option be offered & the response was that if the two vegetarians wanted something else then for us to phone then & discuss it. However, both felt this put them on an obligation to have the 'new' vegetarian meal, even if 'on the night' that ws not their preference. As it happened one really enjoyed the whereas the other only to an extent. We appreciate that it's very difficult to cater for all different types of people but as being a vegetarian is being less of an 'oddball' activity perhaps more than one vegetarian option should become a 'matter of practice'.