Hurrah! Let there be cheering in the hills as the good ship White Hart, Otley sails out of the Doldrums of Aussie Flu, Post Christmas Exhaustion and Hospital Visiting with only minor storm damage – could the cart-lodge door please stay attached this time? And low flying parsnips stop throwing themselves through our window?
Indeed, so much better are we feeling about 2018 and all that, we have been experimenting with some old/new dishes. Old in that they are traditional ideas but new in that we are adding our own take on them. As you all know by now, Suffolk is famous for its pork and, in Italy, no decent rural butcher is without their own home-made porchetta gracing the counter to provide a fabulous lunch or supper. Not ones to be daunted by such competition, our own version of this porky delight will be on the menu from 26th January. Next up is some oxtail; we love a bit of meat on the bone (see next delectation too) and this one has been made into an unctuous stew and is served with creamy mash and spring greens – perfect for this time of year. Finally, some spice. Jerk Chicken is already a WHO favourite but we have taken it one step further and marinated a whole, spatch-cocked poussin, before roasting to order. The combination of the hot marinade, and juicy baby chicken is lip smackin’, finger lickin’ good without the e-number thirst afterwards. Hmm… are we missing a trick?
Dates for your diaries – details to follow
Tuesday 13th February – Pancake Day, as ever you get a chance to toss your own…
Wednesday 14th February – Valentine’s Day falls on our Happy Hour/Builders Night so will be light on romance, heavy on silly fun. Stuffed heart anyone?!?
Sunday 11th March – Mothering Sunday. We love Mothering Sunday, seeing it as a time to celebrate all women and their fabulous, nurturing ways. It is always busy, so book early and the menu will be out a little nearer the time when we have an idea of what will be available, as the season progresses.
As ever we are available to hire for your birthday parties, christenings, bah mitzvahs, weddings, divorces, wakes or just a party. Call us on 01473 890312 for more details.
Let’s rock 2018…