Weekend In Chichester

May 14, 2010

Weekend in Chichester
14th –16th May 2009 As you know each year Thames Valley enjoys a weekend away organised by Andy Angel. This year we are going to Chichester and joining with our friends from Solent Bailliage.
So far Andy, with the help of Jenny Elliott, Baillie of Solent, has organised the evening events but Andy will be only too happy to help you with your plans for during the day. Whether a tour of the Cathedral, the Aviation Museum or the Theatre for the matinee of ‘Yes Prime Minster’ Just tick the booking form and we will see the interest for each event.

We hope that many of our friends from Solent will join us for some, if not all, of the weekend. We have left the choice of accommodation to you however http://www.bosham.org/pages/bosham_accommodation.htm offers a selection of accommodation in the area.

Friday Night. Dinner at Cassons, Arundel Road, Tangmere, PO18 0DU 1945 for 2015 Dress Lounge Suit with Collars

Opened in 2003, Cassons is run by husband and wife team, Viv and ‘Cass’ Casson.and has enjoyed great success in the area becoming known as one of the best restaurants in West Sussex.

Viv has an impressive pedigree as a Chef. She has owned and cooked in her Restaurants in London, France and was the founder of 36 North Street in Emsworth (now Spencers) followed by 36 on the Quay in the 80’s. She won the Sunday Times ‘Taste of Britain Award’ for the best Country Restaurant. Viv has also been the British Representative of the prestigious Association des Restauratrices Cuisinieres ~ a French Society for top women Chefs owning and cooking in their own Restaurants to a Michelin Star standard. Viv is assisted in the kitchen by Pete Merrit who has a wealth of experience ranging from top quality hotel kitchens to exclusive Dining.

Cass runs front of House with his experience as a Human Resources guru, and love of good food and wine. He provides a service which is relaxed but efficient and a warm welcome is what keeps their customers returning.

The food at Cassons is sourced locally where possible. The cuisine is based on fresh produce, cooked with flair and imagination. Viv’s theory is that the customers should taste with their eyes first, and that the taste should exceed the expectation.

MENU Canapes and Prosecco

Double Chop of Bass en Persillade Asparagus Spears & Foam, Lime Gel Chablis Bel Air Clardy Alice & Oliver Moor 2006

Degustation of Suckling Pig, Wilted Greens, Potato Millefeuille, Intense Pork & Apple Jus :Prazo de Roriz from Quinta de Roriz in the Douro 2007

Parmesan Sandwich, Lemon Marmalade, Black Olive Purée Pacherenc Doux Vendémiare October, Château Boucassé

Delice of Chocolate Ganache, Sorbet, Tuile, Cumin Caramel Banyuls Marc Chapoutier 2007

Coffee or Infusions and Petit Fours Saturday 15th May, The Millstream Hotel at Bosham, PO18 8HL Dinner 1930 for 2015. Dress Black Tie with Collars The Millstream has an excellent and renowned Restaurant in the beautiful quayside village of Bosham, on the shores of Chichester Harbour, and provides wonderful food, skillfully cooked with high quality, locally-sourced ingredients (awarded 2 Rosettes by the AA). Nothing is too much trouble for The Millstream, whose exceptional hospitality has been recognised by Visit Britain with a Gold Award. The Millstream also enjoys a superb range of beautifully appointed accommodation in a quintessentially English setting and Maitre Hotelier Antony Wallace is offering us 10% discount on their rate should you wish to stay here (www.millstream-hotel.co.uk)

MENU Arrival Canapés Seared Scallops, Foie Gras & Onion Brioche, Smoked Salmon Scones

Amuse Bouche Chilled Green Pea Soup Coconut Foam

Salad of Lobster and Asparagus, White truffle Dressing

Rack of Spring Lamb, Smoked Garlic Sauce, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Morels, Broad Beans

Isle of Wight Blue, Tremains Organic Cheddar, Ashdown Forrester Oatcakes, Wafers, Quince Jelly

Vanilla Crème Brûlée, Strawberries, Basil Cress, Black Pepper Tuile Coffee & Tea White Chocolate and Salted Lemon Fudge


Nyetimber, Special Cuvee, Brut, West Chiltington, 2001 Pouilly-Fumé, ‘Les Berthiers’ - Domaine Landrat et Guyollot, 2007 Château Barrail du Blanc, Grand Cru Classé, Saint-Emilion, 2005 Château Briatte, Sauternes 2001 

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