The Plaisterers Arms, Winchcombe
This is our most local local….so has to be my first blog in Winchcombe! We have eaten out many times here, but we have only fully moved in recently.
Chef often pops out towards the end of service. Kamal has worked in other establishments locally, I understand. There is definitely a fusion of east and west feel to me. During the Home Nations rugby championships, I watched the last game with many Irish and English fans (and Liz serving too many beers to count, was biased towards green as you would expect if you know her). The half time snack, hot dogs with caramelised onion and thick cut chips. But when you bit in, there was a spicy feel. In the onions. That’s just the style.
I went for both the specials. There is always a special or two. The salmon was cured in Garden Tiger Gin. It had mixed grain mustard Aioli. And just smelt gorgeous as it arrived. It looked beautiful, as you can see. J had an amazing cheese soufflé. Light with bite, with a mild curry sauce (fusion again, I think we are seeing!). We only had starters, but we had already sent compliments to the chef….
I couldn’t resist the slow cooked pulled pork roulade. Cooked for 6 hours. With creamy mash, black pudding and red wine jus. It also was served with first pickings of Evesham Asparagus. Newly designated Geographically protected named product…and Kamal allowed the ingredients to sing alone, with no fusion of spice! Again looked lovely, and was so full of variety of texture and flavour. J had the oven baked fish , lemon sole with crushed violet potatoes garlic, caper and lemon butter sauce, and it was grand too! I finished it off, just for research purposes, of course!