Hi again! The Christmas season is over, but true foodies don’t just stop chasing good food and wine – they just go to the gym more often!
So the time has come to visit The Don Bistro, not miles away from the City.
People will be able to choose on the night between a two or three-course meal, which at present (subject to some changes on the day) can be chosen from the following options:
Velouté of Jerusalem Artichokes, Caramelised Walnuts & Brioche Croûtons
Cured Shetland Salmon, Sweet Mustard Sauce
Potted Salt Beef, English Mustard Sauce & Toasted Crostini
Grilled Mackerel Escabèche, Olive Tapenade, Saffron Dressing
Baked Beetroot Salad, Goats curd, Pickled Shallots, Pistachios
Terrine of Confit Pork, Smoked Bacon, Shallots & Green Lentils
Our Award-Winning Grilled Lamburger, Caramelised Red Onion & French Fries
Sautéed Fillet of Natural Smoked Haddock, Poached Egg, Bubble & Squeak
Roast Supreme of Salmon on Crushed New Potatoes & Sweetcorn
Onglet of Beef, Onion Marmalade & Peppercorn Sauce
Braised Rump of Lamb, Roast Chicory & Herb Mash
Gorgonzola & Garden Vegetable Risotto, Bean Salad (v)
Eggnog Crème Brûlée with Cranberry and Pistachio Shortbread (v – not sure why other desserts are not marked with “v” on the menu, most likely by mistake)
Poached Dessert Pear with a Chocolate and Hazelnut Cream
Treacle Tart with Coconut and Wasabi Ice Cream
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Ice-Cream
So if you think if you can handle it, get booking!
Fees & Refunds
The total fee, required upfront, is £25.05 which includes the price of the three-course meal, a £1 charge that goes towards the costs that the group owner pay to run this meetup group (any extra goes to costs of hiring rooms for the group, covering bills that don't reach, paying for cancellation fees etc), and the paypal fees. On the day there will also be a service charge added by the restaurant. This will be divided equally among everyone and has never been more than £5, so please don't worry!
If you are a full member, you will receive the £1 charge back either at the event or by paypal on the evening of the event. Not a full member but would like to be? Please read this page: http://www.meetup.com/the-casual-foodie-club/about/
If you do not show up or cancel your place on this event within 72 hours of the event starting, you will not receive any of your fee back. This is due to the fact that we will often have to make a payment directly to the restaurant in advance - we don't get the money, the restaurant does. Within seven days, you will receive 70% back, and within 14 days you will receive back 80% back. To request a refund you will need to email Nicola.
Looking forward to seeing you there!