Monday, 10 December 2012

Christmas Lunch at Gemini Restaurant

Smoked salmon mousse with saffron dressing and avruga caviar 

Gemini Restaurant at Tadworth is one of my favourites, it's a small family run restaurant with original paintings on the walls.
 I went there with my watercolour class for their Christmas menu. Ten of us sat at a big table by a toasty log fire, We started with a drink and canapes. I have shown two of the choices from each of the courses, more here  I had the smoked salmon mousse wrapped in smoked salmon which was very good. This was followed by a mini mango sorbet in a shot glass and then on to the turkey feast. The roasties were excellent (ssh I had seconds of those.)  I decided to skip the puds and finished with tea and a bitter chocolate truffle.
The 3 course menu was £19.95 with a 10% discount for early booking which I thought was good value. We caught  up on news, 3 of the group are past students.
 We were the last to leave the restaurant.
If we get stuck for topics we could always paint the food.

Seared asparagus spears wrapped in Parma ham, served on mixed leaves with tomato chilli jam and parmesan

Roasted Sussex free range turkey served with piglets in blankets, apricot stuffing and all the festive trimmings

  Gemini's steamed steak, kidney and real ale pudding with thyme jus

                                    Belgian chocolate truffle torte served with crème anglaise

                                       Vanilla Crème brulee

1 comment:

Tanya Lishman said...

Tessa! The food look fabulous, especially Vanilla Crème Brulee, which make me feel more hungry than I am!!!
I am glad you had a wonderful time with your watercolour class at Gemini Restaurant!!!