A big thank you to Robin Alway, editor of Menu Dorset, for the opportunity to write a couple of articles for the magazine this month. You can read the whole magazine online here...
Review of The Plantation restaurantThe chance to do a restaurant review is always a treat. In this case, it was The Plantation in Bournemouth, a Canford Cliffs pub with a tranquil conservatory that made for a warm refuge on a chilly day. The menu draws on the best Dorset has to offer. Between the two of us, my brother and I worked through a three-course menu of:
Seared scallops with king prawn and samphire.
Heritage beets with goat's cheese and candied walnuts.
Duck breast with sweet and sour sauce.
Sea bass over chorizo.
Sticky toffee pudding.
Chocolate terrine with honeycomb.
All washed down with a salvo of Upham brewery beers.
Dorset's Best Farm Shops
The Dorset Larder in Blandford
The Udder Farm Shop in Gillingham
Washingpool Farm Shop in Bridport
Felicity's Farm Shop in Morecombelake
Turnbull's Deli in Shaftesbury
Deli Rocks in Bournemouth
Home Farm Shop in Tarrant Gunville
Pamphill Dairy in Wimborne
Hockey's Farm Shop in South Gorley (Hants)
Symondsbury Estate in Bridport
Oxford's Bakery in Sherborne
The Salt Pig in Wareham
Tickled Pig in Wareham
Olives et Al in Sturminster Newton
Charmouth Dragon in Bridport
Riverford Organic Farms in Buckfastleigh (Devon)
Goldhill Organics in Child Okeford
As always, any feedback on the above or anything else in the blog is welcome...