The nine-course menu will feature dishes such as Venison Tartare, Chicory Marmalade, Cornish Gouda, Truffle Toast; Turbot Lollo Rosso
Seaweed, Oscietra Caviar, Lemon Thyme, Truffled Tunworth Cauliflower Cheese and Hibiscus Ice, Cinnamon, Pear, Pedro Ximenez.
Avocado and puy lentil salad from Metropole Hotel & Spa in Llandrindod Wells Serves 4 Ingredients 2 avocados 1 grilled lemon 1 baby gem lettuce 1 lollo rosso
lettuce Curly endive 4 spring onions 2 beetroot, Handful puy lentils, Mustard cress 8 cherry tomatoes 1 apple Sprinkling of mixed seeds Simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice mixed 4 to 1 Season with a pinch of Halen Mon sea salt and a grind of black pepper.
Avocado and puy lentil salad from Metropole Hotel & Spa in Llandrindod Wells | Serves 4 | Ingredients | 2 avocados, | 1 grilled lemon, | 1| Cherry tomatoes 8 | 1 apple | Sprinkling of mixed | 1 baby gem lettuce, | 1 lollo rosso
lettuce, | curly endive, | Spring onions 4 | 2 beetroot, | Handful puy lentils, | Mustard cress, seeds | Simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice mixed 4 to 1 | Season with a pinch of Halen Mon sea salt and a grind of black pepper.
The demo kitchen line-up will also feature some other familiar faces from Morpeth's burgeoning culinary scene, notably Giovanni Marabini from Lollo Rosso
, and Dan Suggate from Barluga.
For PS1.75 you get Greek feta cheese, honey-roasted sweet potato with cous cous, chickpeas, broccoli, cauliflower, lollo rosso
lettuce, apollo lettuce, tomato and red onion in a balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing Make sure your salad is well-dressed.
For colour you can't beat red tinged lollo rosso
lettuce, which has sweet, frilly leaves.
The Lollo Rosso
lettuce itself provides vitamins A and C, folate and iron and is high in antioxidants.
The 10 top varieties are 'Blackjack,' 'Cocarde,' 'Concept,' 'Four Seasons,' 'Lollo Rosso
,' 'Merlot,' 'Prizehead,' 'Radicchio di Treviso,' 'Red Iceberg' and 'Red Oakleaf.' The most healthful choices are red loose-leaf varieties, followed by green loose-leaf varieties with a brown or reddish fringe.
Drill a few holes in the bottom, put a layer of gravel at the bottom and fill the rest with well-drained compost and either put in a selection of wonderful herbs like basil or marjoram or even some salads like Lollo Rosso
or Swiss chard, or even nasturtiums and marigolds, and you will have results fast.
Giving it serious competition are the pan- seared scallops ( they are thick and juicy and you can bite into them) with balsamic reduction on a bed of greens -- lollo rosso
, curly green, romaine and cucumber ( ` 850).
Purple sprouting broccoli with rich foliage colour and Italian style lettuce such as Lollo Rosso
will add colour and interest to the border.