An amazing and very enjoyable evening at the lakes hotel school in Kendal last night , 11 wonderful courses of fabulous food , enjoyable wine, top class chefs and lovely people.The evening started at 4.30 and i ate , slurped lots of wine and fell into bed at 1 am……then got back up at 4.30 for the journey back to Sellafield and the delights of first shift…..So i`ll let the pics do the talking as i`m not up for blabbering away tonight…..time for bed.
Champagne and Canapes – Aumbry Restaurant , Manchester
Scallop and Caviar Ceviche / Jasmine and Honey Spherifications.
SOUP – Michael Lipscombe with Mark Poynton (Alimentum ) – Oxtail , Ceps and Truffle
FLIGHT – Gareth Bevan with Kenny Atkinson (Rockliffe Hall) – Pressed Terrine
of Yorkshire Partridge , Foie gras and Ham hock, Celeriac & mustard
remoulade, pickled pears and roasted Hazelnuts.
JAPAN – Nick Evans with Michael Wignall (The Latymer at Pennyhill park )– Teriyaki marinated Rainbow trout , seaweed salad , chervil mousseline , seaweed tea.
CARROTS – David Simms with Simon Rogan (Lenclume) – Mainly Carrot ,
other subtle flavours – Smoke , Ham , Cheddar , Vinegar and Chervil.
THE SEA – Tom Lawson with Rupert Rowley (Fischers Baslow ) – A selection of
lightly pickled shellfish , tomato ( marie rose ) Brown bread and butter.
4 LEGS – Steve Smith with Sujan Sakar (Freemasons arms) – Pigs trotters ,
Tandoori spices , Apple and pumpkin.
2050 – Andrew Postlethwaite with Chris Holland (Alderley edge hotel) – Beef tea ,
delicate Ginger , Lemongrass , sesame , Soya oriental flavour noodles.
GAME ( and the winning dish ) – Rohan Nevis with Aiden Byrne (The church green) – Wild Hare wrapped in Chicory and Sage.
CHOCOLATE – John Killington with Andre Garret (Galvin@windows) – Dark chocolate
mainly with a little white , hint of Tonka bean, some spice , cardamom, star
anise and some Orange.
APPLES – Derek Donaldson with Alan Irwin (Lujon ) – Apple cremeux ,
Cinnamon sponge , Camomile smoked Apple pastilles , Granny smith sorbet , Pink
lady jelly , Gingerbread sable , crisps and foam.
If you would like to view all of the photos from the Visionary dining evening then please just click HERE to see them on my Flickr page.