Update: The Forest Side has been awarded its first Michelin star in the 2017 guide.
I first visited Chef Kevin Tickle’s The Forest Side back in April (here) and have been keen to return ever since. On my last visit, I enjoyed the 10 course “Grand 'Un’’ tasting menu – this time we opted for the 6 course “L’Al ‘Un”.
This time we went with even higher expectations and I’m pleased to report, they were met… with bells on!
Smoked eel – onion, lovage
Carrot & black pudding
Pea wafer – grated hen’s yolk, cured ham emulsion
Heritage tomatoes cooked in elderflower – goats curd & caviar
Sourdough & “garden butter”
Duck heart salad – savoury, turnip preserved green walnut
Lemon sole – Morecambe Bay shrimps, pickled new season girolles
Will & Emma’s Herdwick hogget from ower yonder,
heritage potato, minted peas & meadow clippings
Raspberry – verbena pearls, yogurt
English blueberries – sorrel & goats milk
Sour cherry – sweet cheese & rosehip
Pebbles – meadowsweet & white chocolate
Douglas Fir Turkish Delight