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L u k e ’ s D i n i n g Ro o m Luke Thomas, one of the Country’s exiting young Chefs, has launched Luke’s Dining Room at the Sanctum on the Green in Cookham Deam and at the age of 19 this made him England’s youngest head chef. Luke has made many recent TV appearances most notably on The Great British Menu where Luke represented Wales in this highly competitive event. He has previously worked alongside many Michelin starred chefs including those from The Fat Duck and Rhodes W1 and he has brought these experiences along with those from his other kitchens to create his new dishes. Tuesday through to Saturday the wooden beamed Luke’s Dining Room offers an innovative A La Carte menu featuring unique dishes created by Luke while on Sunday Luke has put together a wonderful fixed price menu providing excellent value for money at either £15.95 for two courses or £19.95 for three courses. Living Along The Thames was fortunate to experience Luke’s Sunday Lunch recently and we were delighted at the choice on offer. Each of the Starter, Main and Dessert courses has four mouth watering choices along with a Kids Menu offering the little ones their own special dishes and ensuring this is a truly family experience.

Our choice of starters included a wonderfully Crispy Duck Salad, Pink Grapefruit and Soused Red Onion along with a delicious seasonal Asparagas Veloute with Crispy Quail Egg. For main we opted for the Roasted Fillet of Pork, Green Apple and Black Pudding along with a fantastic traditional Fish and Chips with Crushed English Peas and Lemon Caper Mayonnaise. However, looking at the other dishes being served to the tables around us we also loved the look of the Slow Cooked Herefordshire Beef with Yorkshire Pudding and look forward to trying that when we definitely return to this wonderful venue. The Dessert choices also offered up a challenge in what not to have, but after much deliberation we couldn’t resist the Whipped Chocolate Mousse with Poached Cherries along with the Panna Cotta with Champagne and Strawberry. The Sanctum on the Green has taken a bold step in offering Luke his own dining room and this warming boutique hotel has definitely hit on a winning formula that is bringing in a clientele from far and wide. We are delighted that Luke is working in our local area adding to the rich culinary talent we have locally and that it is offering us all a great new alternative for both A La Carte and Sunday Lunch dining. LIVING ALONG THE THAMES

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Living Along The Thames Maidenhead June/July 2013  

View our latest Local Lifestyle magazine for residents for Maidenhead, Cookham and Bray in the Thames Valley. With regular features and art...

Living Along The Thames Maidenhead June/July 2013  

View our latest Local Lifestyle magazine for residents for Maidenhead, Cookham and Bray in the Thames Valley. With regular features and art...