Archives: January, 2015

Valentines Menu

Valentines: There are some cynics out there but we are not among them. Whoever decided to pop a day of romance, indulgence and pleasure into the middle of the dull month of February deserves a sainthood.

So we’ve dusted off our tables for two, the bubbles are on ice and we’ve spent the last week devising a play list of romantic yet bearable tunes.

Our chef Olly has also been busy dreaming up a menu of tasty morsels for sharing (or fighting over depending on the stage of your relationship). All this delicious food (below) for a fabulous £28 a head. He’s also devised some great vegetarian variations on all of the below – please get in touch for details.

The menu will run on Friday and Saturday (13th and 14th) in case you just can’t wait to celebrate.

Glass of Bubbly

Olives, Bread and Oil

Smoked Haddock Soufflé

Crab Fritters & Saffron Mayo

Spiced Lamb Terrine with Flatbreads

Tempura Vegetables with Sweet Chilli Dip

Spinach and Ricotta Dumplings with Tomato Salsa

Rum, Date and Toffee Pudding with Caramelized Banana and Ginger Ice Cream

Mudslide Cocktail

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Four-legged friends welcome….

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At Scarlet Wines we often get asked – either beforehand or by anxious disembodied heads poking around the door – whether we accept dogs. We realize that for many of our customers, bringing their pooch along is an essential part of an enjoyable outing. After all we’re perfectly positioned for a stop-off before or after a walk, surrounded as we are by beautiful beaches and countryside. Sunday for example is the perfect occasion to enjoy an excursion followed by a fortifying lunch in the company of your pleasantly tired dog.

That’s why we don’t just accept, but welcome dogs and muddy walkers; many a hound has enjoyed an afternoon drying off in front of the wood burner whilst us humans are busy putting the world to rights or trying to resist another slice of cake. Sometimes we quite envy them….

So, in case you were wondering, four-legged friends are very much welcome (we’re anticipating friends of the dog variety here, but if you have another quadruped in mind please run it past us, we might be keen). Although we have a ‘leave it outside’ rule when it comes to this kind of behavior –

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Hello to our new manager….

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We’ve recently been on the look out for a new manager; someone who combined friendliness with organisational skills, and a love and knowledge of wine and food. And we think we’ve found the perfect person in our very own Daniel Amos.

Daniel grew up in St Ives before packing his travelling case and moving to the big smoke. He ran a mobile catering business (think lovable Cockney geezer – but from Cornwall) for 3 years then worked in a busy hospitality operation at Heathrow Airport for 5 years.

Daniel moved back to Cornwall in 2011 and got to grips with the food production side of the industry. He joined the team at Scarlet at the start of the summer, and we have finally persuaded him that he can’t hide his light under a bushel any longer.

He lives in Angarrack with his wife and two daughters and not one single dog (yet….)

We asked him to tell us his favourite tipple, but he seems to have had trouble narrowing it down….

“I’m a fan of almost all alcohol – Whiskey & Bourbon are particular favourites. Love white wine too!” Not fussy then.

We hope you’ll pop in and say hello to Daniel soon – he’s always ready with a smile, especially if he’s enjoyed a good surf in the morning!

Burns Night at Scarlet Wines

On the 24th January, Scarlet Wines will be serving up the latest in a series of Feast Nights while reveling in a timely theme.

Burns Night, the annual celebration of Scottish literary hero Robbie Burns, is a chance to hunker down for a night of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, warmed from within by samples of our world whisky selection, and from without by the flames of our roaring wood burner.

Our Feast Nights are a chance to enjoy a great value night out during the winter months for just £15 a head. Check out the menu – our take on traditional hearty Scottish fare.

To Start

Cured Tout with Potato Pancakes, Crispy Skins and Sorrel Aioli

(Vegetarian Option) Onion Fritters with Potato Pancakes, Crispy Skins and Sorrel Aioli 

Main

Haggis served with Neep and Tattie Gratin , Whisky Sauce and Swede Crisps

(Vegetarian Option) Ricotta Cakes served with Neep and Tattie Gratin , Whisky Sauce and Swede Crisps

Dessert

Deep Fried Mars Bar, Rosemary Honeyed Oat Ice Cream – (£5.00 additional charge)

We’d also like to invite you to a whisky tasting alongside this feast of northern sustenance: The Scots do it rather well, after all. For an additional £15 you can sample a selection of Highland, Speyside and Blended Malts. However, being a worldly bunch, we couldn’t resist throwing in a Swedish whisky for good measure: the Scots did consider divorce proceedings after all. We’ll also be serving Whisky cocktails….

Revelry begins at 7pm. For bookings, please call 01736 753696. We look forward to seeing you on the 24th.

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