We were met with champagne and canapes before sitting down to start chomping down on 10 courses of delicious grub (we shared the courses!). Also, each course came with its own wine, paired specifically for that dish.
First up, Beetroot and goats cheese mouse on a petit walnut dressed salad and poached quails egg. Although delicious, perhaps a little too small for a starter and also missing that ‘wow’ factor.
Starter 2 – Smoked salmon and Cornish crab pillow. This was DELICIOUS! It was so unbelievably tasty and also paired with the most delicious and fruity Sauvignon blanc we have ever tasted!
Starter 3 – Confit duck and foie gras terrine. Meaty and just scrumptious.
Main 1 – Roasted loin of cod, Parmentier potatoes and puy mustard lentils. The cod was fantastic. Crispy, yet moist inside.
Main 2 – Roasted rump of lamb, fondant potato and market vegetables. This was a generous portion of tender lamb, it was delicious!
Main 3 – Fillet of Beef, fondant potato, celeriac puree and vegetables. Although we would usually always pick lamb over beef, this was an admirable opponent and simply superb.
Main 4 – Stilton and pear tart with wholegrain mustard crushed potatoes and vegetables. If you were a vegetarian, this would not disappoint you.
Desert 1 and 2 came together – Saffron poached pear with caramel creme fraiche. This was refreshing and a lovely light desert to enjoy after our previous courses, along with white chocolate and cardamon tart. Being lovers of cardamon we were really excited to try this desert and it did not disappoint.
Desert 3 – Trio of English deserts. This included a delicious treacle tart, a boozy sherry trifle and a scrumptious strawberry cheesecake.
It was a truly amazing evening with just the best food that can be had. Leeds castle is catered by Leith’s and they again surpassed expectations. All this in some of the most beautiful surroundings we have ever been to on British soil.