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We enjoy making the the food at the DG. And we now have a range of meals that work so well that we’ve had to fire the dishwasher! (no, that’s not a non-sequitur. Clean plates you see? – no need for a dishwasher? Oh I give up)
So, here is a quick rundown of all our favourites – with prices to boot! They’re not all available all the time but it gives you the general idea.
If you want to read about our half board option too then try here.
BREAKFAST. £9.50 /£7.00 (for mini’s)
Cafetières of coffee, piping hot Japanese pots of tea and lots of juice. Occasionally green smoothies if there are things in the garden to gather for them!
On day one the hot bit is normally our cast iron breakfast platter, full of all the things the Dome garden does best; organic eggs from the house chickens, toast from the forest’s own artisan baker, bacon, award winning sausages (and sometimes black pudding) from our fabulous local butcher, mushrooms gently pan fried in butter and oven grilled plump tomatoes.
And we get more excited as the days go by; our famous ‘Domed Eggs’, lightly scrambled with a little smoked salmon, follow on day two. And then it’s the explosion of egginess that is eggs benedict, served over sizzled bacon with foaming hollandaise and a little tomato compote. Or it might be our pick your own omelette – served as no other omelette is served…
On the last day breakfast is more low key but simple boiled eggs with Marmite soldiers will set you up for the long march home.
For vegetarians, giant mushrooms soaked in butter and grilled to perfection with pesto, pine nuts, and striped haloumi along with a grilled tomato and a poached egg if you want it.
PIZZA NIGHT. £13.50 /£9.00
People come back specially for this. We hand our dough on from week to week and, having made a new batch, mature it over two days to make our pizzas rise and stretch in a way few others do.
We show you how to stretch them out and how to assemble the perfect Neapoltian pizza from a complete range of toppings, before cooking them in our giant Pizza Oven. If there are only a few people in, we’ll light the oven for fun but we’ll show you how to cook them using the stuff you already have at home. Either way you’ll be amazed.
Comes with garlic bread, tomato and mozzarella salad and green salads which, in the Summer, come from our very own mini salad garden – known as the Pizza beds.
Oh and just by chance our new ‘Domani’ and ‘Il Duomo’ wines have been specially selected to match the pizzas perfectly.
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‘Plates of meat’, Great Selection of forest charcuterie – nestled in amongst the products of a rummage through the pizza beds.
‘Sticky Cheese’, grilled camembert infused with white wine and garlic served with warm, sticky Forest of Dean honey and crusty bread.
‘Purple pears’ Ridiculous mix of flavours with poached pears and a concoction of cheeses, perfectly coated in a sticky reduction.
DINNER ON THE DECK
‘Best Beef Ever’ £18.95
Locally reared joints of Sirloin hung for a month and then gently cooked for 24 hours before being seared to perfection at 500°C. Served with grilled, baked potato skins slathered in butter, gaucho salad, a red wine reduction and a slate of oven roast vegetables. Best Beef indeed.
‘Perfect Pig’ £17.95
There is a reason London has been consumed by barbecue fever. This is how you do it.
Cold smoked cuts of Gloucester old spot pork, slow cooked to perfection, then flamed on our superheated barbecue grill, and covered in the Stinking Hot Garden Sauce made from apricots, tomatoes and molasses. It comes served with mash and apple chutney, orange anise sauce and, probably, wilted and sautéd swiss chard from the garden. You’ll never look at your barbecue in the same way again.
‘Super-rich Spaghetti’ £13.95/£7.95 and ‘Spagheteeny’ £5.95
This comes from a recipe by Heston Blumenthal. In our opinion the best spaghetti bolognese you can possibly eat. But it’s also nigh on impossible to make and, as it says on the ‘tin’, really is super rich and bursting with a million flavours. It takes days to make, it’s very special and, because it has so much in it, you don’t just woof it down!! So, for any teenies in the house, we also do ‘Spagheteeny’ (Yes we are conscious of the spelling!’). Juicy tomatoes paste from our pizza sauce and long spaghetti – the stuff that goes all over your shirt when you suck it up! Perfect for teeny kids.
‘Mango Tango’ £14.95/£9.95
Seared, rare tuna with mango, avocado and chilli seafood salsa. Very few carbs, just a little crusty bread but bundles of whacky, fishy, fruity, spicy flavours. Add a glass of Domaine D’Aume and you’ll re ‘Duh! That’s amazing, how did that happen?”.
‘Killer Chicken’ £14.95 / £7.95
We don’t know exactly why, but chickens cooked in our pizza oven, the day after we do pizzas are moist, tender and completely delicious. Add roast potatoes cooked in goose fat and a slab of oven roast vegetables along with our secret recipe chicken gravy and you have Dinner To Die for.
‘Boar Burger Bar’ £12.95
Free range food at its best, compiling your own Scoobysnack with succulent burgers from the Forest’s own Free Range Boars. Shaggy would have loved ‘em.
Warm fruits of the forest, laden with raspberry hooch and ladelled over home made lemon sorbet and raspberry ice cream. For adults there’s a little something added to the Fruits to help you sleep!! Purely medicinal you understand,
‘Pizza Pudding Surprise.’
There’s chocolate and there are bananas. There are other things too – but if we tell you, there’s no surprise!
Have your cake and eat it! Yes.
Lime Drizzle bars, drenched in vodka, treacle, tarragon and honeysuckle from the garden and served with a home made margarita ice cream. Phwaoor!