A meal of fine distinction at The Harrow

Currently my finest treat is to be taken to The Harrow at Little Bedwyn.  I have never had a bad meal indeed never an unsatisfying course, everything delights the senses.  This time I went with Tony and two great friends and they all had the wine pairing.  They hadnt had this before and loved it.  Sue Jones, maybe one of the most delightful front of house I have ever known, the sort of person I would love to be friends with, explained each wine in fascinating detail and passion.  She knew her stuff and my eating partners were thrilled with the choices.  As you know I am not great with wine although I totally respect those that know their business so just take my word that the wines were great.  I am also thrilled that they will be soon offering Rickety Bridge Wine.  Seriously if you havent been here then you need to book asap.  Fabulous and wonderful food.

Mulligatawny with grilled sourdough.  Everything about this was delicious, a bit of a bite with the soup and more depth of flavour with the bread than you would ever expect.

Seared yellow fin tuna, asian spices and minted couscous, not one thing wrong with it, the tuna perfectly seared at the edges with the moistness in the main part of it, stunning.

This was the shrimp and scallop dumpling which was so moist, so incredibly cooked that I could have just tucked myself away in a corner with a bowl of them and never stopped!

Whilst I dont drink I totally appreciate the different and perfect glasses for each wine.

Oh my, I have had lobster here before and it has ruined me for anywhere else. utterly perfect with a smear of carrot and a chilli, garlic and ginger blob.  All lobster from now on will disappoint.

Debbie with another very particular glass, so love this attention to detail.

Aaargh was this my favourite dish, it is fighting with the shrimp and scallop dumpling but I cant decide! The sea was there in abundance, not just in the turbot but especially in the clams on leeks, truly beautiful.

The rest of the table thought this was their favourite but there was a fair amount of arguing and justifying, to the point that we have already booded to come back.  This was Highland Shorthorn Beef Fillet, fillet and cheek and perigord truffle.  Amazingly cooked and presented.

The classic boiled egg and soldier! You need to come to fine out ….teaser

Berry souffle, not too sweet, perfectly risen and not too filling as, take my word for this, you will be pretty full by now!

The other part of the pudding, a tuile with sorbet and pannacotta

Loving the wine

There you go , this is what you can have, we are so incredibly lucky to have this fantastic place near us and will be frequent visitors plus they have donated a Gourmet Meal for 4 to our Race Day at Newbury Racecourse on 3/3/17 for West Berkshire Mencap

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