A Night in Galicia – Tuesday May 21st

Our next themed evening will be a “Night in Galicia”, Spain’s westernmost region, mountainous, rugged, battered by the winds howling in from the Atlantic – but also home to some of the country’s most stunning seafood (so much so that they never have enough for their own population and regularly top up with supplies from the markets in Cornwall – we often have to bid against the Spanish to get our razor clams, scallops and lobster). The mountains harbour a variety of game, including boar, deer and a host of wildfowl. Santiago de Compostela, the region’s capital, is the terminus for one of the great pilgrimages in Europe, and we will feature some of the classic dishes fed to the weary traveller to sustain him on his journey – empanadas, scallops (the scallop shell is the traditional emblem of St James, the apostle whose remains are said to reside in the cathedral) and torta Gallega, an almond cake bought by the pilgrims to celebrate the end of their journey.

 

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To start: a selection of tapas

Empanadillas con cerdo y honojo

Mini pastries filled with pork, fennel and garlic

Pimientos de Padrón con sal y aceite de oliva

Sauteed padron peppers with seasalt and olive oil

Espárragos con jamón serrano y perejil

Asparagus with serrano ham and parsley

Polpo a la feria

Octopus with onion and paprika

Vieiras a la Gallega

Scallops in the shell with lemon and breadcrumbs

To Follow:

Paletilla de cabrito con patatas y verduras

Slow-braised shoulder of kid with Pardina lentils and chorizo

Mashed potato with olive oil and parsley Braised greens

To Finish:

Torta Gallega, Helado de miel y azafrán

Almond cake with saffron and honey ice-cream and chocolate honeycomb

 

We will also be offering a reasonably-priced selection of wines from the region, by the glass or bottle, together with our own wine list Price £25 per head, with a deposit of £10 on reservation Tables from 7pm – 9.30pm – space is limited, so please book early

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