Saturday lunch at L’Ortolan, Reading
September 8, 2018
<p>12.30 for 1pm</p>
<p>After last year’s great summer L’Ortolan event this year we move to the early fall. Again it promises to be another great lunch and afternoon for the Chilterns Bailliage. The elegant listed building that houses L’Ortolan has been home to a handful of world class Michelin starred chefs since it evolved from rectory to restaurant some 38 years ago. The rich culinary history is still entwined with the L’Ortolan experience as traditional values and classic flavour combinations mix with contemporary menus and a relaxed, friendly vibe.</p>
<p>Step through the gothic front door and immerse yourself in the warm welcome and luxurious gastronomic indulgence that we hope will leave a long and lasting memory with you for years to come. </p> <table> <th>MENU</th> <tr> <td> Chef’s selection of canapés on arrival Papet del Mas Brut Cava, Spain - Beautiful Cava known for their well-integrated autolytic characteristics of toast, cream and secondary nut (almond) flavours. </td> </tr>
<tr> <td> Chef’s appetiser Chalk stream trout - Confit trout, cucumber horseradish
Domaine Perraud Macon-Villages, 2016, Burgundy, France - Aromas of fresh herbs, ripe lemons, crushed stones, lime zest. Ripe and balanced; thirst-quenching.
For Vegetarians we have Burrata – Burrata, confit heritage tomatoes, watermelon </td> </tr>
<tr> <td> Main Hogget - Loin of hogget, smoked pomme puree, textures of sweetcorn
Chateau Coudray-Montpensier Chinon, Loire, France - Deep crimson, dark purple highlights. Expressive nose of dark fruits with a crisp note. Suave, richly fruity, fresh palate with a milky note, slightly firm towards the finish.
Vegetarian Main: Truffle Risotto – Sweetcorn risotto, charred corn, with cream </td> </tr>
<tr> <td> Chef’s pre dessert Raspberry - Raspberry parfait, meringue, tarragon Herbs
Chateau Delmond Sauternes, France - In this blend, Sauvignon brings its trademark grassy aromas, while Semillon adds a touch of complexity and a waxy, honeyed note. </td> </tr> <tr> <td>Coffee with Petits Fours </td> </tr> </table>
Hotel Bookings If you wish to stay in the Reading area overnight there are many hotels in the centre. Local members in reasonable taxi distance include the Miller of Mansfield and The French Horn.
Directions & Parking
THE RESTAURANT HAS ITS OWN CAR PARK AT ITS LOCATION IN CHURCH LANE, SHINFIELD RG2 9BY. THIS IS LESS THAN 5 MILES FROM READING AND ABOUT A MILE FROM JUNCTION 11 OF THE M4. By Road From London and the East
Take the M4 and exit at Junction 11. It is a mile or so from the junction at Church Lane, Shinfield, RG2 9BY From the South West and West Take the M4, then exit at Junction 11. It is a mile or so from the junction at Church Lane, Arborfield RG2 9BY From the Midlands and North. Take the M40, to the A34 travel to the A34 /M4 Junction 13 and then travel east and exit at Junction 11 of the M4 for L’Ortolan. It is a mile or so from the junction at Church Lane, Shinfield RG2 9BY By Rail There are regular services to Reading from London Paddington, Bristol and Birmingham, as well as other major railway stations across the UK. Please see www.nationalrail.co.uk for further details. There are two Taxi ranks at Reading station one on town side, one on the Caversham side either will do and it is c£10/12 journey each way. Alternatively call 500 cars on 01189500501 to arrange pick up.
L’Ortolan is 4.9 miles from Reading Town Centre.
www.lortolan.com Church Lane, Shinfield. RG2 9BY 0118 988 8500 </body>