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top of each other. There is an amazing private dining room upstairs which seats up to 14 and has its own bar area too, which would be perfect for special occasions. So to the food, which is creative, and beautifully presented, so much so, I wanted to photograph each dish! We were treated to a dish which is listed as Breakfast Radishes, and to be honest, as much as I would love to tell you about the experience, I also don't want to spoil it for you, but I would really like to recreate it for my own dinner parties. Sufice to say the taste, texture and visuals combined perfectly to make a truly exceptional dish. Having marvelled at this dish, we then tackled with gusto the delicious breads, butters, crisps and our Amuse Bouche of Lightly Spiced Sweet Corn & Yellow Split Lentil Soup complemented by the Coconut Foam, which caressed your throat and was divine. We chose the Lancashire Beef Carpaccio with Chobham Honey & Rosemary Dressing, Parmesan and Toasted Seeds, and the dish we both recommend as it literally melted in the mouth - Warm Aromatic Foie Gras, BBQ Silver Skin Onions, Toasted Cobnuts, Hay Dressing & Pennywort - definitely the best Foie Gras dish we have ever had. The secret to the texture is in the cooking using water bath and a


number of special ingredients. For our mains we had Crisp Pressed Suckling Pig, Prunes, Sherry Vinegar, Wild Chamomile & Cauliflower Cream, and Lamb Mixed Grill. Again both were fresh and tasty and beautifully presented. Desserts were equally amazing Mini Pineapple & Lime Sorbet - fresh, creamy and zingy without being tart - Apricot Tart Tain and Dark Chocolate Mousse, Sesame & Salted Caramel. We had the great pleasure of meeting Fernando who is charming and passionate

about his restaurant, and we are 100% sure he and his wife Kirsty will be awarded with their first Michelin star in the very near future, as it thoroughly deserves it. We can't recommend Stovell's highly enough, and hope you enjoy your time there as much as we did. A two course dinner is £30 and three courses are £38, which is excellent value for money. Tasting Menus are £60 but are bespoke depending on what you would like, and if it is anything like our one you will not be disappointed. n


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