A Wonderful Dinner at the Jackrabbit Restaurant in Chipping Campden.
Last night we had the pleasure of dining at the ‘Jackrabbit Restaurant’ at The King’s Hotel in Chipping Campden. We’ve been before, so knew we were in for a wonderful treat, but this was the first time with the new Head Chef Greg Newman in charge, so we were really looking forward to it.
A New Head Chef at The King’s
We had the great pleasure of meeting Greg Newman, the incredibly talented Head Chef at The King’s. Greg came and sat down with us for a bit, chatted about his vision for the restaurant and even a bit about the upcoming Battle of Eden where he will be battling the 7 other Head Chefs in the Eden Hotel Collection.
A Cotswolds Drink to Start
Our evening started with a nice drink in the bar, and what better pre-dinner drink on a night out in the Cotswolds than a nice Cotswolds Distillery G&T with ice and grapefruit. Delicious, refreshing and a great start to a great evening.
A Fantastic Menu
Now, the only difficult part of this wonderful evening was choosing the dishes on the great menu Greg had put together. We ended up choosing some incredible dishes:
Slow cooked pork belly with scallops, apple, miso and turnip broth
Smoked haddock chowder with pickled clams, sweetcorn and samphire.
Ribeye of Oxford beef with smoked garlic, leek, burnt onion ad shitake.
Breast of Guinea Fowl with truffled herb puree, confit leg white pudding and sweetheart cabbage.
Whipped dark chocolate with coconut cremeux, spiced rum and coconut sorbet.
Caramelised white chocolate with cardamom caramel and cookie dough ice cream.
Still the Best Place for Hygge
In the last couple of years, the Danish concept of HYGGE has found its way into this country, but being Danish, this was not a foreign concept to me so even before it became a “thing” for everybody else, I was always saying that the restaurant at The King’s Hotel in Chipping Campden epitomises HYGGE IN THE COTSWOLDS… and it still does. It’s the dimmed lighting, the lovely music, the fairy lights and the way each table is a little oasis of calm… I love it!
Good luck at the Battle of Eden at Bovey Castle on the 17th of March to Greg, Arvind and Team King’s, we’ll be cheering you on from the Cotswolds on Twitter.