T E S T I M O N I A L
Our First Guest.
What an excellent evening Neil and Anna. You were the perfect hosts and your home is simply a joy to have stayed in. My only regret is that we were only able to stay the one night. Next time we’ll come for a week! The thing that took us most by surprise was the quality of the cuisine. Anyone reading this who loves quality home cooking, this is the place for you! There were 2 appetizers. We began with stuffed deep fried olives, served with a French Pink Lady cocktail. This was followed by Caribbean duck, delicious, with a Bellini. A very impressive dish. We then moved on to the fish course. Steamed monkfish with beetroot carpaccio and a salsa verde. Naturally this came with a crisp muscadet, from somewhere down near Nantes I believe you mentioned. We then moved on to the mushroom risotto with smoked and wild mushrooms. The entre was beef filet with pomme ‘anna’ and a classic St. Emillion Grand Cru. The cheese board was 4 french cheeses with fig compote and ruby port. The dinner was capped with poach pear served in a brandy snap basket topped with fresh cream and merangue. To finish was a glass of Brandy. All in all it took 4 hours to dine. Oh, and then of course a few single malts (what a selection, Neil!) by the fire. Absolutely fantastic. The room we had was perfect and, unsurprisingly, we slept like logs. Unfortunately I couldn’t face a swim although the pool looked so inviting. Next time we come it will be full summer and no doubt we’ll be getting the most of the outdoor area. Thanks once again lovely people. See you in late June/July time. By the way, we were very chuffed to be your first guests. That somehow made it all the more special.