Hello Spring! so nice of you to finally make an appearance!
What's not to love about spring?
gorgeous weather, pretty flowers and of course, new spring menus!
Three Williams doesn't normally trade nights but with obtaining a liquor licence in the talks, they could very soon be doing special events at night. exciting much?!?
Before that happens, we will need to satiate ourselves on the brand new spring menu. A twist on old favourites and completely new dishes were sampled that night and of course we left stuffed so I was rather surprised that I was able to run for the train!
Super Smoothie: kale, apricot, apple, LSA, banana, ginger and cinnamon.
With spring well and truly in the air (ah-choo!), we began our night of feasting with a super smoothie, not a fan of greens in your smoothie? don't worry, this smoothie is packed with all the good stuff and also tastes delicious with just the right amount of sweetness from the apple and a bit of a kick from the ginger and cinnamon.
Night time Three Williams
crispy school prawns
The first food item that lands in front of our grumbling stomachs were the crispy school prawns. You really can't go wrong with crispy school prawns, perfectly seasoned, crunchy prawn and a a creamy aioli makes this unbelievably moreish. And eat the prawn head too, that's the delicious part.
house made soda- raspberry and lime
I'm all for homemade lemonade, so this housemade raspberry and lime soda was right up my alley. Tangy, zingy and just the right amount of sweet meant I refilled my glass throughout the night. Mmmm!
Narnie: Roast duck with pear, rocket, apple balsamic and aioli
Moving on to the star items. you guessed it, narnies! The guys at Three Williams have added 2 new narnies to their menu, and what can I say? both of them sound utterly amazing so I almost launched myself face first into them. true story.
first up is the roast duck narnie. Forget the chinese BBQ roast duck with the glorious crisp skin, this narnie is filled with herb rubbed duck roasted till melt in your mouth tender. The pear and rocket gives it a fresh kick and the apple balsamic a slight tang. I could of easily polished off the whole narnie myself.
Narnie: wild mushrooms, baby spinach, trufle balsamic, stracchino cheese sauce and parmesan.
Wow. simply wow.
This mushroom narnie is out of the world delicious. The room was filled with the fragrance of truffles as this graced our table. the mushrooms were perfectly seasoned and the cheese sauce gave it a delicious creamy touch. I also didn't what to share this!
Grilled Atlantic octopus salad
Spring means refreshing salads are back on the radar. The grilled octopus salad is a mix of perfectly chewy octopus paired with buttery bitter savoy cabbage , radish and hazelnuts for a crunch whilst the jalepeno dressing, chilli and preserved lemons give it a gentle kick. Quite nicely done in my books! if only my salad lunches are as interesting as this.....
salad of organic tofu, charred broccolini, roasted almonds, japanese seaweed and fresh peas .
The tofu salad was perhaps the only let down of the evening. Don't get me wrong, I love broccolini and japanese seaweed but unfortunately this dish didn't really work for me, it was a weird mix of textures and flavours and was a tad on the bland side. but hey, bikini body anyone? this is the salad for you!
Triple cooked chips
Some things are worth going to the gym for, and Three Williams triple cooked chips rate pretty high on the list. the thrice cooked method means it is perfectly blistered by the hot oil and insanely crunchy even when cold. The aioli? brilliant stuff, brings the chips to a whole new level. Brb gym.
Slow roasted free range pork loin w. caramelised apple puree, cherry tomato and black pudding.
And it is finally time that we moved on to the mains! By this stage I was already pretty full but for the blog's sake, I had to man it up and forge on! The things I do for you guys! ;)
To say the pork loin was decadent would be an understatement. The pork was fatty and juicy whilst the black pudding gave it the complete opposite, crispy exterior and soft interiors, what bought it together was definitely the apple puree, tangy and sweet. Pork and apples are meant to be.
Rangers valley 7+ wagyu minute steak w/ red wine butter and chips
I love a good piece of steak but without a good kitchen at home, my steaks generally don't have that nice char mark steaks should have. but dilemma solved, I can just come to Three Williams for my fix now. The wagyu does not disappoint, amazingly tender and flavoursome. I, however wasn't a big fan of the red wine butter, it felt a bit too heavy for steak that was served with chips, maybe some greens would help cut through the richness.
Pan seared market fish with pea puree, broad beans and snow pea tendrils.
The Last and my favourite dish of the night was the pan seared dory, perfectly seared fish and pea puree with a generous squeeze of lemon were consumed in a flash. A fresh healthy and delicious dish indeed.
Crunchy brioche french toast with caramel bananas, hazelnuts and Belgian chocolate.
"What are you all waiting for?" I love it when the above is said in the context of food.
It was so good it deserved 2 pictures. *insert heavy breathing*
The crunchy French toast exterior houses insanely soft buttery innards, add soft caramelised pieces of bananas for sweetness and texture and hazelnuts for crunch then you've just scored yourself an amazing dessert. Oh don't forget the dollop of Belgian chocolate! the dark Belgian chocolate gives it a nice contrast and brings this dish to a nice finish. Blissful spoonfuls were devoured!
So tell me, do you like to finish off a night out with a decadent dessert? if so, what is your go to?
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Milkteaxx attended Three Williams Spring menu launch courtesy of Wasamedia, opinions however remain her own.
Till next time,