Jump to content

hot trotter

participating member
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by hot trotter

  1. I'm on the whole quite pleased this is now over as the standard of food has I think. Has been quite poor.! Tom Kerridge has done himself no harm at all and we look forward to a meal there in july. Alan Murchison and Will Holland seem like complete idiots. Which is a great shame as we had thought becasse could be worth a trip. It has now been cancelled.!!! Kenny seems to be better on tv than he is in his restaurant as a meal there this weekend was really not very good. Im pleased Lisa is starting to step out of Nigels shadow and has done herself no harm at all. If it does come back next year , i hope they pick better chefs..

  2. Thought it was about time i managed to get some info up on the meal we ate here a week or so ago. They seemed to be pretty busy.

    Three courses from the alacarte was £65 each. But we got plenty of extras.


    White aparagus pannacotta with morels and some truffle and parmesan rissoto balls.

    The canape was served in two parts.The first served in a modern small pot/bowl. The pannacotta was lovely and light, it was topped with a morel jelly and pickled morels. Delicious. The Risotto balls were deep fried and served warm. They were served on a small stone and topped with grated parmesan and truffle. Again theese were delicous, really moist.

    We were given an appetiser of haddock and potato soup wich had a bit of mustard ice cream in it and some cress. We think it had an egg yolk in it as well, but we are a bit hazey on this however. It was the first time ive eaten an ice cream in a soup and i was realy surprised i liked it to be honest.


    We both went for the scallops,

    Which was served with celeriac puree, smoked eel apple and truffle. This dish was stunning. Two really fresh large scallops perfectly cooked., the acidity of the apple and slight smokiness of the eel worked really well with the celeriac and scallop.


    I went for the beef, and the missus the lamb.

    The beef was smoked and served with a parsley risotto, snails, onions and a piece of braised meat. which i think was either cheek or shin. All of which was lovely. The flavours were really clean and again i thought this was a great dish.

    The lamb was with wild garlic and broccoli. there was quite a bit of lamb offal on it. the missus thought it was fab. I was too busy eating the beef to be worried about the lamb.


    we got a little taster befor the real dessert.

    Earl grey cream with lemon thyme.

    It was served ina little glass, the cream was topped with a lemon jelly and then topped with a lemony foam. Again this was really good.

    I had an apple pie parfait, which was served with blackberries and an apple sorbet. Agsin this was lovely, the missus had the tiramisu. Which was really nothing like a tiramisu, but a re working of the main flavours. It had parfait on it an ice vram a jelly and a foam, all served in a bit of a tower...

    Petit fours were good and we got another little glass filled with buttermilk, bloodorange and rhubarb...

    All in all we had a great evening and the food was as good as we have eaten in a long time. Certainly as good as anything we have had at simon radley and more enjoyable than Fishers or Northcote.We were quite surprised , we were expecting it to be good but not really expecting it to be as good as it was....

  3. I didn't realise Aiden was a shining star to start off with .! In all fairness the food at the church green is hardly great. Completely over- priced for what it is. Im pleased Lisa went through. Am i being cynical or is this years GBM a bit of a previous boys club..... Lisa and Nigel on from Northcote. Mathew Fort involved in Nigels book.. Murchison and Will Holland .... I hope Aiden dosn't get on again, bring on some faces.

    Looks like this weeks could be quite good. Daniels soup looked lovely, with a bit of tweaking Will's rabbit could be good.... I think Dan and will go through to be judged.!

  4. I'm really not convinced about Aiden, he doesn't have any personality. I think Mountain will be back on our tv's. He's pretty good on all of the segments he does. He seemed compltely out of his depth earlier in the week, fair play to him he's pulled it around. I still think Lisa will get through on Friday however.

    In an ideal world who would we have liked to see represent the North West..? My picks would be:

    Mark Wilkinson

    Simon Rogan

    Steve Smith

  5. I suppse the third chef is really a way of the producers tryin to cause a bit of friction or put them undr a bit of pressure. It somehow comes accross as a bit false. Again i dont think any of the food is that nice. Two types of pie and a bit of chicken. The food seems to have gone backwards this year. However at least there being judged by a fantastic chef. I think that lisa will get through... Aidens food just looks too complicated.

  6. Hi Annie,

    I suppose the aa guide is pretty relevent. I would say however that you are more likely to have a gd meal, where there is a bit of guide cross over. 3 rosettes 1 star michelin should be pretty solid. Ive found that 3 rosettes can sometimes be hit and miss. Which i suppose is why they don't have a star.( maybe not consistent enough) I don't however think the gfg is particularly good out side of the m25 belt.

  • Create New...