Set Menus - last night at dinner a hot topic (i.e. an opportunity for a rant from moi meme) was paltry, desultory resturant offerings under this heading. For the avoidance of doubt, the set menu at Le Cafe Anglais last night was...
Tuesday 24th March
£20.00/25.00 for two or three courses
£30.00/35.00 for two or three courses with half a bottle of wine
Cream of Fennel and Celeriac Soup, Tapenade Toasts
Octopus Salad with Fennel, Lemon and Chilli
Assiette de Porc with Toast and Pumpkin Chutney
Swiss Chard, Beets and Potatoes with Salsa Verde
Roast Hake with Leeks, Herbs and White Wine
Breast of Duck with Chicory and Orange
Poached Rhubarb with Yoghourt Cake
Toasted Brioche with Blood Orange Curd
Duckett’s Caerphilly with Endives and Pears
Inzolia 2008 Villa Tonino, Sicily
Rully 1er Cru Preaux 2002 Eric de Suremain
The lunch menu (Table d’Hôte) is similar but at £16.50/£19.50 for two/three courses.
Also worth mentioning is the Plat du Jour, fully garished at £10. Today it's Rabbit Stew with Cider and Onions, Creamed Potatoes.
OK, that's enough Anglais puffing...