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For our first event of 2014, we’re very pleased to announce the menu for Valentine’s Night on Friday 14th February. We will be offering a sensuously sophisticated set menu to help you start a romantic evening with your significant other. Strictly pre-reserved places only.

You’ll start with a glass of our house Champagne to add some spritz to the evening, before enjoying five stunning courses created specially by Simon and the team in the kitchen.

Velouté of Jerusalem Artichoke

Lobster Cannelloni with a mustard and chive beurre blanc 

Ballotine of corn-fed chicken, sautéed wild mushrooms

Fillet mignon with fondant potato, red wine jus

Chocolate Fondue to share

The price per person is £50. Reservations can be made by phoning us on 01422 823070, or in person at the restaurant. Please be advised, spaces are limited for this event. We look forward to you joining us for a very special Valentine’s evening!

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El Gato Negro South American evening

Hot on the heels of last week’s Galician night, we’re very pleased to announce the latest of our highly-popular matched food and drink evenings at El Gato Negro Tapas. We’re holding a very special wine dinner with two great names from South America, hosted with our friends from Berkmann Wine Cellars.

(Updated Wednesday 4 September to reveal the menu and guest wines)

As a pre-dinner drink before we get started we’re going to serve the Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Sauvignon Blanc 2012

The six guest wines and dishes will be

Santa Rita Gran Hacienda Chardonnay Grand Reserva
Scallop ceviche, hand-picked white crab, avocado, heirloom tomatoes, crispy pancetta

Finca Decero Malbec
Alejandro Chorizo, piquillo pepper purée aioli

Finca Decero Cabernet Sauvignon
Neck of lamb fillet, aubergine purée, chimichurri dressing

Finca Decero Mini Ediciones Petit Verdot
Roast duck breast, crushed potato, braised shallots, girolle mushrooms

Finca Decero Amano
Braised ox cheek, roast baby onions, pancetta and button mushrooms

Santa Rita Late Harvest Gewürztraminer Moscatel De Alejandria
Raspberry shortbread with Chantilly cream

Decero Malbec

We will be showcasing the white wines of Santa Rita, one of Chile’s oldest wineries. Their Sauvignon Blanc is superb and has been recently heralded as the best value Sauvignon Blanc by the Sommelier Awards. Following the Santa Rita whites, we will be moving onto some superb reds from the wonderful Finca Decero winery in Argentina.

Simon and the team in the kitchen will once again be flexing their culinary muscles, preparing an array of dishes which will play to the characteristics of each of the wines on the evening. As you’ve come to expect, these special dishes will delight your palates and perfectly match these wonderful Chilean and Argentinian wines.

The price per person is £45, and this includes six stunning South American wines and accompanying, matched dishes from Simon and the team. Reservations can be made by phoning us on 01422 823070, or in person at the restaurant.

Doors open 7.30pm, the meal starts at 8pm. We look forward to you joining us for the evening.

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Here’s todays specials blackboard*. The arancini with squid & piquillo peppers are our latest addition, perfect for a warm spring’s evening with a glass of cold sherry!

*(We update our specials blackboard regularly with a selection of dishes which are often informed by limited or seasonally available produce. We would advise calling the restaurant to check that a dish is still available for your visit, as some specials are very limited.)

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Here’s todays specials blackboard*. The arancini with squid & piquillo peppers are our latest addition, perfect for a warm spring’s evening with a glass of cold sherry!

*(We update our specials blackboard regularly with a selection of dishes which are often informed by limited or seasonally available produce. We would advise calling the restaurant to check that a dish is still available for your visit, as some specials are very limited.)

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Here’s todays specials blackboard*. The portobella mushrooms, filled with sobrasada and crushed potatoes, is a new dish we’re serving today for the first time. We think you’ll like it a lot… it’s a gloriously rich and sensuous combination.

*(We update our specials blackboard regularly with a selection of dishes which are often informed by limited or seasonally available produce. We would advise calling the restaurant to check that a dish is still available for your visit, as some specials are very limited.)

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Here’s todays specials blackboard*. We’ve got two fantastic new dishes: poached duck egg with chorizo, migas (breadcrumbs) and peas; and chiperones (baby squid) served simply with aioli and lemon.

*(We update our specials blackboard regularly with a selection of dishes which are often informed by limited or seasonally available produce. We would advise calling the restaurant to check that a dish is still available for your visit, as some specials are very limited.)

Specials blackboard at El Gato Negro Tapas

Here’s todays specials blackboard*.

*(We update our specials blackboard regularly with a selection of dishes which are often informed by limited or seasonally available produce. We would advise calling the restaurant to check that a dish is still available for your visit, as some specials are very limited.)

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2013-01-30 specials blackboard at El Gato Negro

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