September 8, 2017
Xavier, who came to England in 1991 “to learn the language”, has a CV that reads like a Who’s Who of the restaurant world, having worked with Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, the Roux brothers, “French Leave” celebrity chef, John Burton-Race and also Sir Terence Conran. Forbury’s has a great following and this lunch is sure to be popular. Wine is one of Xavier’s passions and he has carefully chosen from list of 240 wines those that he feels perfectly match each course. Forbury’s has gained the AA’s Notable Wine List Award.
The restaurant is just 5 minutes’ walk from Reading Railway station. There is also a car park and for those wanting to stay over in Reading and maybe make a weekend the Novotel a few minutes’ walk away has provided a deal for us which is outlined below in the travel section.
Menu Friday 8th September 2017
On arrival Smoked Halibut, Rye Bread & Horse Radish Cream, Piquillo Peppers & cream cheese Devils on a horseback Pelegrim Brut N/V
Dorset Crab & Smoked Paprika Butter Pickled Cucumber & Dill Chutney, toast Mas de Daumas Gassac Blanc, Domaine Guibert 2015
Roasted Guinea Fowl Hispi Cabbage, Ratte Mash, crispy Pancetta & jus Ataraxia Pinot Noir, Kevin Grant, Hermanus 2015
Truffle Brie de Meaux Brie de Meaux à La Truffle, Brillat Savarin & Mascarpone, Oats Biscuit Côtes du Ventoux, Domaine Mur-Mur-Ium 2012
Hen’s Egg Custard Tart Rhubarb Ice Cream Banyuls, VDN, Domaine Gérard Bertrand 2009
Coffee & Macaroon