|River Cottage Retreats|
|Friday Night @ River Cottage|
A typical Friday Night @ RIVER COTTAGE will have you arriving around 7pm (though depending on the season and the menu start times do vary from 6pm to 7.30pm).
You will be dropped off at the top of the Park Farm (RCHQ) valley from where a tractor and trailer will transport you down to the farm.
On arrival you will be shown to the farmhouse and welcomed with a seasonal cocktail and freshly prepared canapés. Depending on the weather you may wish to explore the vegetable gardens and take a peak inside the RC Yurt, alternatively you may want to relax in front of the open fire.
A RIVER COTTAGE chef will come to the farmhouse to talk you through the evening’s four course menu, considering the provenance of the ingredients and how they intend to put them to use for your delight that evening. An example menu is shown at the bottom of this page.
Your four course dinner is served to you in the farmhouse and a member of the RIVER COTTAGE front of house team will be on hand at all times being dedicated to your group.
RIVER COTTAGE HQ is licensed so you can buy drinks on site. However they also allow BYO and they do not charge corkage (so if you think you may drink more than a few glasses of wine, this could be a good option!)
You are free to relax, drink and chat until around 11.30pm when you can catch the tractor back up the hill where your transport back to your cottage will be waiting.
Please note Hugh does not attend these evening events.
Friday Night @ RIVER COTTAGE example menu
Chorizo and egg mayo on crostini; fennel tops
Locally smoked salmon with herb crème fresh on blinis
Pickled ox tongue; mustard and gherkins
Air-dried ham, chilli and parsley croquettes
Fresh brown crab with winter leaves, fresh baked breads and garlic mayo
Spiced confit pork belly; roast loin; crackling, creamy mash, buttered carrots, pak choi with garlic, ginger and soy
Apple-on-the-bottom crème brulee; lemon shortbread
Coffee & Petits fours
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