Tasting Menu : Autumn


THE FINEST SEASONAL INGREDIENTS AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCE BY CHEF CRAIG HENNESSEY from THE ROBIN HOOD INN and Hungarian wine cellar

Autumn Tasting Menu This Season we will explore the textures and flavours of some of the best ingredients available right now.

Try our private dining, Autumn Tasting Menu Experience,

Enjoy the season in the comfort of your own home.

✅ 7 course seasonal menu

✅ in your own home

✅ social distancing followed

✅ full flavours

✅ unique matched wines

✅ no washing up

✅ service available for 2 - 6 people

We have some great producers in this country and we would like to showcase some of the best during this season.

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Microherbs from @nurturedinnorfolk!

"Fresh from the fields of Norfolk to the plates in Cumbria" #supportingbritishfarmers.


We really loved the #ecofriendlypackaging. Learn more about our sustainable practices here


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#food #foodporn #edibleflowers

As we move into tier 2 restrictions in Carlisle and surrounding areas, we would like to remind everyone that whilst there are restrictions in place to protect public health, our business will remain closed

We will continue to listen to professional advice, so that when restrictions to trade are lifted, we will be able to provide a greener future and higher quality dining experience for all.

We look forward to a time where it is safe and viable to open our business, until then we appreciate the continued support for our fine dining and our unique Hungarian wine delivery service. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support during this time and wish you all the best of health for the turbulent time ahead. For more information visit on our closure CLICK HERE

Canapés & a glass of Prosecco to start

While The Robin Hood pub has been closed throughout this pandemic. We wanted a little pub nostalgia for this seasons tasting menu - Pub classic canapes

  • Welsh Wagyu mini burger from Alternative meats. In a homemade sesame seeded bun with tomato relish.

"Ifor’s Wagyu Cattle graze on the hills of Montgomeryshire, they are the happiest, most relaxed cattle we have ever seen. Now whether this is down to having a pint of beer from the local brewery every day … or the little daily massage that Ifor gives them … or just the fact that they're well loved and cared for in a very beautiful part of Wales – who can tell?!! The fact remains that they produce some of the tastiest, most delicious beef that we have EVER experienced."

  • Silloth potted shrimp on brioche toast

Ray’s Shrimps is a family run company formed in the early 1960’s.


On landing, the ‘catch’ from the Solway is cooked immediately onboard. It is then processed adjacent to the docks in West Cumbria.


The shrimp are graded then put through shrimp-peeling machines, then to the inspection machine where the remaining shells are removed using vibration and air.


BUY SHRIMPS DIRECT

from The Fish cellar in Penrith



Fresh superior quality Atlantic salmon from sustainable, responsible & accredited farms.

The devoted team of artisanal workers hand-cure each fillet, then traditionally smoke it over smoldering oak wood.


CLICK HERE TO BUY SALMON DIRECT from The Fish cellar in Penrith.

Our first wine of this seasonal journey is a unique white from Hungary. A beautiful Furmint from Pannon Tokaj vineyards.


Furmint is one of the most exciting grape varieties in the world right now. It is a versatile wine with a full-body and an underlying acidity.


The grapes are left to shrivel on the vine late in the season. This encourages the development of the Botrytis cinerea fungus, aka noble rot. The sugar's concentrate and intensify the flavour to create a straw gold in colour wine, with a complex flavour, high acidity and distinct sweetness. Smoky flavours of lime peel, ripe apples and pears, light hay with hints of spice.

FRESH CUMBRIAN LOBSTER

WEST CUMBRIAN LOBSTER

  • Butter poached lobster tail & claw meat tortellini.

"If you want local lobster in season, you have to wait for Autumn.There are only 2 boats in Cumbria to be members of the Responsible Fishing Scheme."

  • Kashmiri Saffron braised shallots. saffron & Hungarian paprika vinaigrette.

"the sweetest, most precious spice in the world"

  • Roasted romanesque cauliflower & caramelised puree

"With a slightly nutty flavour, close to a cauliflower mixed with chestnuts. It tastes fantastic, especially roasted.

SCRUMPY BRAISED GLOUCESTER OLD SPOT PORK CHEEK

The Barrie Brothers are behind the FAT PIG COMPANY.They rear tasty, outdoor grazed pork for The Marram Grass and other high end restaurants. You may recognise Ellis from the new series of ready steady cook, or from the Great British Menu.


"The Gloucester old spot pork cheeks are braised for 6 hours in a scrumpy cider stock, served with pan fried Kirkup's, homemade black pudding with roasted chestnut, with seared apple, caramelised apple puree and a black treacle and cider glaze."


British apples are the best tasting in the world. And it’s all down to the mild climate.

Regular rainfall helps to produce a juicy apple, cooler temperatures bring a crunchy texture and a dash of British sunshine develops that distinctive, delicious flavour. With hundreds of varieties available, there’s a Great British apple to suit any taste.


CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE VERSATILE FRUIT

The Tailored Goat Company is a family business dedicated to producing the highest quality, grass fed goat meat straight from the Cumbrian hills.

The boer goats are free to graze on small paddocks around the farm, their diet is complimented with beef rearing nuts from the local mill.

  • The meat taken from the boer kids is more tender in texture and more flavoursome than meat taken from dairy counterparts.

  • Goat is low in fat and cholesterol but high in protein and iron - ideal for those living a healthy lifestyle.

Chris is proud to be a farmer who looks after his animals to the highest welfare standards in the world.


BUY YOUR GOAT MEAT DIRECT

https://www.lakelandgoatmeat.co.uk/shop

WEST INDIAN STYLE GOAT

"The flavours of this dish take me back to our wonderful honeymoon at the Unesco heritage resort of Castara in North East Tobago".


LEARN MORE ABOUT CASTARA RETREATS

  • Tandoori grilled loin chop

  • Slow braised shoulder

  • Cumberland glazed goat kofta kebab

  • Puffed barley

  • Roasted butternut squash puree

  • Chickpea and lentil "barra"


Paired with BODRI - ROZI -

"A refreshing wine, with raspberry notes".


BEEF, WILD MUSHROOM & TRUFFLE

  • Himalayan salt aged beef rib-eye fillet from Caterite.

"perfectly pan seared to medium rare".

  • Sticky 24hour Braised Oxtail

"slow cooked in Egri Bikaver".

  • Foraged roasted wild mushrooms with garlic and chive & micro rocket

"Click here learn more about some of the wild mushrooms we have found locally"

"Fresh Italian truffles are one of the worlds greatest and most sought after gourmet ingredients with their alluring aroma and the remarkable flavour they deliver to countless dishes is absolutely unique."

Himalayan Salt Chamber 🐮🐄

Did you know @Caterite have an exciting Himalayan Salt Chamber?


The wall was hand built using a bespoke racking system to house the bricks to optimise the effects of the ageing process.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS HERE

All of their beef is guaranteed to be UK sourced. They have links with over 40 Cumbrian farms, and where possible they try and use locally sourced meat in their product range. If they are not able to provide a Cumbrian product you can rest assured that their products are still supporting British farmers.

Shop Now: CLICK HERE…

Tóth es Tóth - Pinot Noir

A dry red wine. Lightly coloured with medium-body and low-tannins. With red fruit aromas of cherries it is smooth and easy to drink.  Perfect with red meat dishes and unami flavours.


The Tóth vineyards total 40 hectares of rolling hillsides, wedged between Aldebrő & Feldebrő in Northern Hungary, on the edge of the Matra National Park, with open countryside, forests and the mountains all around.


TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS FANTASTIC FAMILY VINEYARD - CLICK HERE

SOUR APPLE & HONEY GLASS

GOLD BLACK AND BLUE MESS


⚠️ Food Porn Alert ⚠️


A great way to enjoy the abundance of berries from the hedgerows this Autumn.


"If the rowan berries are out in force early, then a hard winter is on the way."


Rich in nutrients and disease-fighting properties, rose hips have gained attention for their disease-fighting antioxidants, such as vitamin C.

Historically, rose hips have been used as a natural remedy for many diseases and skin ailments.

They may help reduce signs of aging and lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and osteoarthritis pain.

Rosehips were even used as a citrus replacement during World War II to keep coughs and colds at bay thanks to their potent Vitamin C levels – almost 60 times higher than that of any other citrus fruit.

PETIT FOUR

A selection of homemade sweet treats to finish, can be enjoyed over coffee and an after dinner Liqueur.

Kin toffee vodka


  • Carrot & Walnut cake

  • Rosehip and ruby chocolate ganache

  • Salted caramel shortbread

  • Lemon curd white chocolate truffle

  • Dark chocolate & Stem ginger biscuits


Our final treat is:

HARSLEVELU SUPERIOR

Even though this wine is not from the Tokaj region, it has the same amount of natural sugar in it as a Tokaj would.

This is why this beautiful harslevelu has been awarded 5 puttony aszu -  It has more fruity flavour than a Tokaj wine would have, with notes of honey and apple blossom.


CLICK HERE TO BUY


GET IN TOUCH If you would like to enjoy the finest seasonal ingredients and sustainable produce from Chef Craig Hennessey & the Hungarian wine cellar.

If you have any catering requirements you would like to discuss.

CLICK HERE to get in touch.

If you would like to chat about the greener future that must lie ahead for The Robin Hood.

CLICK HERE to get in touch.

A "new normal" of equality and sustainability is something we should look to build in our local community, in order to survive.


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