Weekend In Lincoln

May 15, 2009


Normally Thames Valley makes an expedition to France in May each year, but due to the concerns over currency we decided to stay in the UK and ventured up to Lincoln. Relying on the expertise of Andy Angel, our Charge de Missions, selected our member establishment Straits Brasserie for Friday night and the Old Bakery on Saturday.

Straits (previously known as Viela and then having a Brazilian theme) and run by Maitre Rôtisseurs Richard Shucksmith provided us with a great evening with excellent food and service with a menu incorporating Richard signature dish ‘Spit Roasted Lincolnshire Sirloin of Beef with Ox-Tail & Bone Marrow Stuffed Potato’.

On Saturday we experience the gastronomique menu from Ivano de Serio at the Old Bakery Restaurant which featured 8 courses with a wine for each. This was truly an excellent menu and commented on by some of the guest the one of best meals they had experienced at any Chaîne event for a very long time. We are delighted to say that Ivano has also just joined the Chaîne and we recommend, if you are in Lincoln, to give him a call.

Amuse bouche Champagne Moutard Carte d’Or, France ******** Demi-tasse of celeriac and wild garlic soup with crème fraiche
Prosecco Il Fresco Spumante, Villa Sandi, Veneto, Italy

Home cured “Stamford” venison carpaccio, Parmigiano Reggiano shavings with white truffle oil marinated Castelluccio lentils and “Craig Benson” rocket leaves Rose de Syrah 2007 Jean Didier, D’Oc, France

Pan seared fresh Sashimi tuna loin wrapped in pickled cucumber with wasabi ice cream and soy comfit tomatoes Estate Riesling 2007, Monchoff, Robert Eymael, Mosel , Germany

“Peter Lundgren” hay and fresh herb slow roasted boneless Gloucester Old Spot baby pig, stir fried garlic potato, smoked pancetta cream and apple & plum jam Primo novello 2008, Cantine Teanum, Puglia, Italy

Duo of Lincolnshire “Skayman of Ingham” rack of lamb and shepherd’s pie on potato and celeriac mash sandwich with minted biscuit Cabernet Sauvignon IGT, Linea "Alta", Cantine Teanum, Puglia, Italy

Trio of crème brulee, Hazelnut, Toasted Almond and Pistachio Michele Chiarlo Nivole Moscato d’asti, Piedmont, Italy

Selection of 3 Lincolnshire cheeses with garnish Quinta do Noval LBV unfiltered 2001 Vintage Port, Portugal

Coffee and chocolates

Picture shows Ivano (3rd from left) with his team and Danny Steck

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