We were thrilled to be invited to The Loft's 'taster' evening to celebrate the launch of their new menu for the season ahead. Have a read to find out what amazing dishes we got to enjoy!
7pm - Let the evening commence!
We arrived at The Loft for 7pm and were instantly met with a warm greeting and accompanying glass of complimentary Prosecco. We were then seated at our table, we had two gifts of home-made fudge from The Loft’s very own kitchen for us to take home after our meal – delicious!
Course 1 - Warm Ciabatta
Now, who doesn’t love bread!? We were very happy to see a beautiful plate of warm ciabatta delivered to our table. It was accompanied by olives, olive oil with balsamic and also whipped honey butter. We’d never tried anything like the butter before and it was truly scrumptious!
Course 2 - Fillet Beef Tartare
The beef tartare was a unique yet delicious starter. It was light, tasty and went down an absolute treat, what else do you need for a fantastic starter dish!? The tartare came with sweet chilli jam, crispy capers, kohlrabi, crostinis and chives.
Course 3 - Salmon Carpaccio
For those who don’t quite fancy the beef tartare, the salmon carpaccio was an excellent alternative. It was equally as light and incredibly refreshing, a real palette cleanser after the warm bread and honey butter! The dish in its entirety was tamari cured salmon, miso mayonnaise and edamame.
Course 4 - Mushroom Gyoza
This was the first vegetarian starter of the evening and it certainly did not disappoint! The gyoza burst with flavours as we tucked into them and warmed us through! They were served with a sesame and soy dressing, green onions and sesame seeds.
Course 5 - Pork Tenderloin
The pork tenderloin was the next starter course for us to try and amongst the restaurant it seemed to be one of the firm favourites! The pork was perfectly cooked and served with a tamarind cider jus, pineapple and chilli jam, braised red cabbage and crispy shallots.
Course 6 - Burrata Cheese
The final starter course we tasted was the Burrata Cheese and it certainly finished the starters with a bang! It was clean, simple, delicious and filling! The burrata was lightly seasoned with cracked black pepper and served with a salad filled with pistachio, fig, mint, grapes, rocket and prosciutto.
Course 7 - Mushroom Risotto
This was not your average Mushroom Risotto! Our eyes positively lit up as a large bowl of deliciousness was placed in front of us. The dish was filled to the brim with mushroom ragu, caramelised leeks and large chunks of salty crumbled feta that balanced it all out perfectly.
Course 8 - Hake Fillet
The hake fillet dish was a true delight to eat, especially in our Cornish setting. It was a beautifully fragrant dish and the fresh hake was served with a cucumber and herb salad, yellow curry emulsion and samphire.
Course 9 - Baked Squash
Bringing it back to basics, but basics never tasted so good! We loved the baked squash course. The squash itself was baked in honey and miso served with kale chips, mushrooms and sesame dressing. It was the perfect balance of all components on the plate.
Course 10 - 24 Hours Braised Beef Cheek
The final course of the meal was the most incredible braised beef cheek. Despite being considerably less hungry than we were at the beginning of the night, we miraculously found room for more when we were presented with this! The beef was soft like butter and just melted in the mouth. It was accompanied by creamy potatoes, kale chips, mirepoix and pancetta jus. Yum!
Throughout the evening, LWC Drinks had expertly paired wine to each of the courses that were enjoyed by many and rounded the evening off perfectly.
We want to say a huge thank you to The Loft for their warm hospitality and for hosting an excellent evening. No stone was left unturned and we are thrilled to be a part of their new menu launch! The Loft is now open again for the season with their new menu and we would certainly recommend booking a table!