What’s New on the Food Scene: The Alnwick Garden7 February 2020
It is always so refreshing to see something different on a menu. While it is still very cold outside, what could be more welcoming than white onion Northumberland Nettle cheese soup or slow roasted potted rabbit – and that’s just for starters. Throw in some classics like prawn cocktail and smoked salmon with rye bread or thickly sliced homemade Durham bread with the hearty homemade soup and you’ve ticked all the boxes.
This is what diners can expect from the new winter menu from the world’s biggest Treehouse in Alnwick, Northumberland and the wizardry of chef Rhys Faulkner-Walford and his brigade.
Vegetarians, we have something special on the menu for you too. Delicious, colourful dishes await, with choices including roast harissa spiced cauliflower, a hearty Beets burger with a pretzel bun, Asian slaw and thick-cut chips, marinated smoked tofu with satay sauce and cauliflower rice. Classic dishes for the cold snap include lamb rump with roasted butternut squash, kale and pearl barley and cod fillet, seared to perfection with caramelised balsamic onions, confit cherry tomatoes and creamy mashed potato, 28-day aged Rib Eye steak and Barnsley Chop.
Chef Rhys comments, “Our new winter menu offers something for everyone. I have enjoyed working with the regional selection of high-quality meat, fish and vegetables. We look forward to welcoming you to the Treehouse, and of course, we always welcome feedback from our diners”.
And with the long wait to summer, aren’t we all thinking about desserts? Oat milk and Tonka bean panna cotta with poached rhubarb, John Searcy’s Bakewell tart with buttermilk ice-cream and tarte tatin with vanilla pod ice-cream – just a few choices off the winter menu pudding list.
The Treehouse restaurant is open Monday to Saturday 12-3pm, Sunday 12-4pm, Wednesday to Saturday 6-8pm www.alnwickgardenhospitality.com