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Fine Dining in Südengland: Hotel Endsleigh Dinner Menu

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Der alte Landsitz des Duke of Bedford, von dem aus er  wurde aus der Jagd und Fischerei nachging, stand kurz vor dem Verfall. Aber Hoteldesignerin Olga Polizzi fand es zu schade darum und zauberte Luxushotel Endsleigh in das wunderbar einzigartige Gebäude. Das Restaurant des Hotels liegt im ursprünglichen Speisezimmer mit seiner hölzernen Wandverkleidung und den Familienwappen des Duke of Bedford und seiner Freunde. Küchenchef Graziosi hat den Sinn für Qualität aus Italien mitgebracht und verwendet frische Zutaten aus der Region.

Wir haben einige wunderschöne Tage im zauberhaften Hotel Endsleigh verbracht. Hier erwarteten uns kuschelige Stunden vor dem Kamin und ausgiebige Spaziergänge durch die Gärten. Doch auch unser leibliches Wohl kam nicht zu kurz. Das Frühstück war bereits stets wunderbar, mit leckerem, sehr englischem Frühstück à la carte. Aber das eigentliche Highlight des Tages war das Dinner!

Fine Dining in Hotel Endsleigh, Devon in Südengland

Hotel Endsleigh Restaurant Review

Unser Dinner im märchenhaften Hotel Endsleigh begann mit einem schönen Cocktail am Kamin. Nachdem wir uns nachmittags den schönen Garten angeschaut hatten, machten wir am ersten Abend erst einmal einen schönen Rundgang durch die zauberhaften Räumlichkeiten des alten, geräumigen Hauses. Hier gibt es viele verwinkelte Gänge und zahlreiche Zimmer, die den Gästen zur Verfügung stehen und zum Afternoon Tea einlade, zum entspannten Lesen oder einfach nur, dazu, den zauberhaften Ausblick auf die weitläufigen Außenanlagen des Hotels und seine gepflegte Natur zu genießen.

Fine Dining in Hotel Endsleigh beginnt mit einem Cocktail

Nach den Cocktails am Kamin (ich hatte einen Gin Basil Smash – ein wunderbar fruchtiger Gin-Cocktail. Ihr solltet ihn einmal probieren – sehr lecker!), begaben wir uns zum eigentlichen Abendessen. Hier gab es zunächst einen schönen Weißwein und dazu stand uns folgendes Menü zur Auswahl:

Fine Dining – Das Menü in Hotel Endsleigh Restaurant

 

FARMHOUSE BALLOTINE

duck egg yolk purée, confit turnip, apricot purée

SEARED SCALLOPS AND MACKEREL

cauliflower purée, marsala raisins

TRUFFLE AND HONEY GOATS’ CHEESE (v)

textures of beetroot, orange dressing

CRAB RAVIOLO

tomato broth, shaved fennel

AUTUMN VEGETABLE AND LENTIL BROTH (v)
LAMB CHUMP

fondant potato, salsify, cavolo nero, aubergine purée

CHICKEN BREAST

fennel and garlic gratin, ratatouille, Savoy cabbage, pickled red cabbage purée

PAUPIETTES OF PLAICE

prawn mousse, tarragon and pine nut gnocchi, braised baby gem, octopus, crab, mussel broth

HALIBUT

sesame crust, savoy cabbage and ox cheek parcel, saffron potatoes, red wine fish jus

WILD MUSHROOM RISOTTO (v)

rocket, gremolata

LEMON TART

basil sorbet, toasted meringues

WHITE CHOCOLATE AND COCONUT PANNA COTTA

hibiscus tea poached berries, pistachio cake, apple sorbet

RUM SAVARIN

chocolate ice cream, spiced poached pineapple, coconut

PEANUT PARFAIT

chocolate fondant, cocoa streusel

BRITISH ARTISAN CHEESES

chutney, membrillo, grapes, crackers

Das Menü kostet £ 47

Ein traumhaftes Menü, nicht wahr?! Und schaut selbst, was wir uns ausgesucht haben!

Five Reasons to visit charming Hotel Endsleigh Gardens

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Endsleigh – A Cornish Garden dream come true

While staying at wonderful hotel Endsleigh near Tavistock, just at a little river seperating Cornwall from Devon, we had some long walks through the adjacent English Garden. A wonderful path around the garden leads through a wild, breathtaking landscape with a little river, a small waterfall, cliffs and a beautiful plant life. This park has been planned at the beginning of the 19th century by then-famous landscape designer Humphry Repton.

English Gardens: A modern idea

English Garden style arose in the 18th century. Up to then those with the necessary means to employ a little army of gardeners got themselves a French formal garden with its controlled and geometrically styled nature. Have you ever been to a castle, maybe even in Versailles? Then you know, what I’m talking about.

Art in nature or natural art?

As opposed to this, English Gardens are not as strictly gemetric. Focus is rather on an idealised idea of nature than on precisely trimmed hedges. The result is a landscape, just as natural as a composed painting of a landscape. Just as those never show reality as it is, English Gardens are not wildly grown, but rather pieces of art in nature: A piece of art that can be admired, but also walked in and experienced from the inside. Try doing that whith a painting!

English Gardens today

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Most English Gardens have been created a little later than the one of Endsleigh, around mid 19th century. They were commissioned by nobility and businessmen. They sent their plant gatherers around the world, who brougth back the most beautiful seeds. In Endsleigh Gardens you wil find an Indian Bean Tree, a Japanese Red Cedar, a giant Sequoia (USA), as well as east asion magnolias.

After World War II, many of these gardens fell into decay, growing wildly and deteriorating. But during the recent decades, more often than not people find in themselves a new passion for them and they are rediscovered and awoken from their slumber.

One more reason to visit

 

Cornish Tea with Scones, Clotted Cream and marmelade make every visit to gardens in Cornwall and Devon a special delight. Don’t forget to pay the souvenir shops a visit and find your favorite souvenir.