14 November 2015

Meat@Celtic: The Review

This week I was fortunate enough through work to attend the preview night of  Meat@Celtic, the taster to The Celtic Manor's seventh restaurant Steak on Six. My friend India (The Jewel Beauty) and I were so excited, we could hardly contain ourselves all week.

We were greeted on arrival by a rather indulgent 'Brecon Bramble' cocktail. The 'Brecon Bramble' is a welsh homage to the original Bramble cocktail created by Dick Bradsell in the 1980's. This includes dry gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup and crème de mûre and blackberries to garnish - My idea of cocktail heaven! 

To start with I went for the Welsh Smoked Salmon cured with Halen Mon Sea Salt and lavabread, smoked with Carmarthen oak. This was carved at our table, and served with mini blinis and a creme fraiche and dill dip. It was delicately flavoured and extremely tasty. I'm a huge smoked salmon fan so this was right up my street.

India opted for the Waldorf Salad that featured apple, celeriac, candied walnuts, créme fraiche and truffle. The presentation was beautiful and it made for a fantastic starter before a heavy meal. I believe the candied walnuts were the stand out item on this dish.

The show stopper of the evening for me was my main course, the Steak on the Tile. 

This featured 20oz of 28 day matured British steaks, cooked medium-rare served on a Terracotta tile with homemade herb butter. This was for two to share, so India and I went halves. This was served with chunky chips and baby carrots.

The steak was cooked perfectly to my liking, but if you prefer your steak a little more well-done you can leave it on the hot tile to sizzle for a little longer.

#Posers... We couldn't resist!

India opted for the chocolate, orange and whisky mousse served with orange sauce and chocolate powder for dessert. This was a chocoholics dessert heaven and tasted incredible, whilst also looking incredibly haute nouvelle. 

I went for the classic Bourbon vanilla creme brulee with shortbread. This arrived at the table flaming which was unexpected but awesome! The creme brulee was light and creamy with a crispy sugar top. It was simple and delicious.

For bookings and information contact The Celtic Manor's  Reservations Team on +44 (0)1633 410262 or check out Steak on Six click here.

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