Next, happily breaking with food and wine matching convention, a delightful brill dish featuring a bordelaise sauce
was paired with the FIEFS DE LAGRANGE 2014.
The main course was oven-baked, whole-roasted tenderloin with bordelaise sauce
and mashed potatoes and beetroot chips paired with Mouton Cadet Vintage 2012.
My partner opted for a medium rare USDA Black Angus T-bone - cooked to perfection - with an innovative, slightly syrupy bone marrow bordelaise sauce
and macaroni and cheese as a side.
And the Kobe/veal/pork meatloaf is crowned with bacon bordelaise sauce
, a fried egg and served with a Guinness-battered onion ring.
The challenge was all in the main course - stuffed pork loin with pine nuts, spinach and a dark and sexy Bordelaise sauce
Contrary to the recommendation of it being best cooked rare, uncultured oaf that I am, I asked for it well-cooked and was delighted that it was still succulent and oozing with taste, not least because the seasoned fries and slice of onion loaf it came with complemented it beautifully, as did the bordelaise sauce
, a red wine, garlic and rosemary jus which was rounded and rich.
Proof that a gorgeous face doesn't necessarily tie a man to your bed-post, and no matter how enticing the smell of Bordelaise sauce
on a sirloin, the friedonion whiff of a back-street burger will always be an aphrodisiac.
New creations from Hawley: A bacon-wrapped filet topped with blue cheese butter and a Bordelaise sauce
served with hand-cut fries and jumbo asparagus.
I was lucky enough to be given a sample of both the Northumbrian beef fillet, with sauteed spinach, fondant potato and Bordelaise sauce
, as well as the grilled lobster.
Main courses include roasted fillet of cod with eggplant puree, seared fillet of beef with porcini mushroom butter and bordelaise sauce
, roasted chicken with eggplant confit, and goat cheese and red pepper cappelletti pasta, to name a few.
They prepare generations-old recipes like spirited eggnog with whipped cream, spicy cheese crackers, standing rib roast with bordelaise sauce
, spicy creamed onions, green beans almondine, boozy chocolate bourbon balls, chee-weez (pecan- and date filled pastries), gingerbread cake, and breakfast ham with hot biscuits.
McCain is also strongly promoting its Pizza International range of four thin-crust products: Sicilian (topped with Italian sausage, red peppers, red onions and parmesan cheese), Mexican (featuring refried beans, beef, hot peppers, black olives and red onions), California Chicken (topped with Bordelaise sauce
, garlic chicken, white onions, roasted garlic and parsley flakes) and Greek (feta cheese, red peppers, black olives, red onions and oregano flakes).