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  1. The Ship – Wandsworth’s Gem

    January 15, 2012 by Dini

    Riverside Blogger’s Lunch

    14th January 2012

    As a Blogger’s Lunch, I knew I was going to toss the towel in on the eating front, out with January de-toxing and shifting the ‘dolce’ muffin top. Having been to a Ship Bloggers event before, I knew that the tables would be groaning with traditional ‘pub grub’ with a gastro twist. Yes, The Ship is a Youngs pub and probably more renowned (at least, amongst my friends) for pitchers of Pimms & Lemonade on a Bank Holiday Monday. So I’ll let you into a little secret, it’s got a great food offering, full on roasts on a Sunday and BBQ’s in the summer and not to mention some fun events. They recently hosted the #ScotchEggChallenge, whereby contestants (Prof. Chefs and Amateurs) entered their efforts to be judged and the winner, awarded a glorious trophy. I’m so glad The Ship’s own Scotch egg made an appearance, here’s a peek of some beauties…

    The Ship's Scotch Egg

    The Ship's Scotch Egg

    Alas, that was then and today was a different affair, for more like an eating contest for bloggers with the greatest appetites, as you can see with the menu (kindly supplied by @Mcmoop and @gaildogget).

    The Ship Menu

    The Ship Menu

    We were given a selection of dishes (starters, mains, sides and desserts) to share amongst ourselves… but an ample amount considering we had 14 dishes!

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    Starters 

    Red Onion Soup, Cheese Crôute

    Red Onion Soup, Cheese Crôute

     

    Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait, Rum Soaked Baby Figs, Toasted Brioche

    Foie Gras and Chicken Liver Parfait, Rum Soaked Baby Figs, Toasted Brioche

    Scallops with Fennel Pure, Crisped Fennel, Garlic Chives

    Scallops with Fennel Pure, Crisped Fennel, Garlic Chives

    Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Spiced Tomato & Yoghurt Dressing

    Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Spiced Tomato & Yoghurt Dressing

     

    Black Sticks Blue and Mushroom Torte with Truffle Rosti Creamed Spinach

    Black Sticks Blue and Mushroom Torte with Truffle Rosti Creamed Spinach

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    Mains

    Seared Guinea Fowl with Truffled Mash, Sprouting Broccoli and Wild Mushroom Jus

    Seared Guinea Fowl with Truffled Mash, Sprouting Broccoli and Wild Mushroom Jus

    Chargrilled Beef Burger with Cheese, Pickled Cucumber

    Chargrilled Beef Burger with Cheese, Pickled Cucumber

    Goat’s Cheese Gratin, Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut Mushroom & Spinach Fricassée

    Goat’s Cheese Gratin, Jerusalem Artichoke, Chestnut Mushroom & Spinach Fricassée

    Seared Plaice, Parma Ham, Poached Leeks, Samphire & Champagne Sauce

    Seared Plaice, Parma Ham, Poached Leeks, Samphire & Champagne Sauce

    Braised Pork and Cider Pastry Pie with Mustard Glazed Carrots

    Braised Pork and Cider Pastry Pie with Mustard Glazed Carrots

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    Desserts

    Chocolate Fondant with Ice Cream

    Chocolate Fondant with Ice Cream

    Panacotta with Coffee Short Bread & Poached Fruit

    Panacotta with Coffee Short Bread & Poached Fruit

    Treacle Tart with Stem Ginger Ice Cream

    Treacle Tart with Stem Ginger Ice Cream

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    Cheese Board: Brie, Lincs Poacher & Black Sticks Blue

    Cheese Board: Brie, Lincs Poacher & Black Sticks Blue

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    My dishes of the day were the: Grilled Lamb, Seared Plaice and the Chocolate Fondant

    For £20, for such a variety of dishes, an aperitif, wine and the best hospitality from @Mcmoop (Oisin -Licensee, Kitchen and Serving Staff, this is no ordinary Youngs Pub. It will be always be a destination pub for weekends and holidays, I just hope that drinkers get a chance to sample the food fayre too. By all means, this was an extravagent subsidised offering c/o The Ship, but the dishes are all fairly priced, with a Carved Buffet at £19.95 and A la Carte Mains from £12-£15. They are so confident about their Jam Roly Poly, they often invite Michael Winner (via twitter) to try it… one day I’m sure he’ll succumb… (his loss and my gain and until then, perhaps around my waistline first!)

    Website: http://www.theship.co.uk/
    Address: 41 Jew’s Row, Wandsworth, SW18 1TB
    Tel no: 020 8870 9667