The Bistro is open!
After months of planning preparation and hard work our alfresco Bistro at The Eastbury is now open. We celebrated the launch last week with canapés that gave a glimpse of The Bistro menu including: Barrington asparagus with wild garlic leaf butter; Dorset crab cocktail; dark chocolate mousse with griottine cherries and crushed amaretti.
Mike Burks from Castle Gardens has done a tremendous job bringing our creative ideas to fruition, and Brett our Head Chef has done something really special with a menu that offers something unique. If it is warm and sunny then you can experience the new menu in our alfresco area, but on evenings that are a bit too chilly, you can still enjoy Brett’s new Bistro menu in the warmth of the Conservatory Restaurant looking out over our walled garden.
We already offer fine dining at The Eastbury so with The Bistro menu we wanted to offer something different. Brett will use ingredients from his herb and vegetable garden which is only a few feet away and soon he will incorporate ingredients from the bushes and trees that line the alfresco dinning area, including a rosemary bush, plum trees, blackcurrant bushes and an olive tree, so guest will literally be eating their surroundings!
The area is covered by a giant, Italian designed umbrella, with fitted heaters and guests can keep their legs warm as the night draws in with the woollen rugs that took me so much time to choose that they only arrived hours before the launch!