Wednesday

A Great British Menu from a Glorious Sussex Manor kitchen garden - Garden tour and seasonal lunch at Gravetye Manor, May 2014



For foodies and lovers of beautiful Sussex countryside (that's me and me) here's a chance to enjoy both.  
~ Taylor Young Photography
Elliptical kitchen garden, Gravetye Manor ~
Set within 1000 acres of rolling Sussex parkland, Gravetye Manor is the quintessential English Country House Hotel with a history stretching back to the Elizabethan era.  Its vast estate and 35 acres of formal gardens - carefully created by revolutionary gardener and botanist William Robinson over a period of 50 years - are considered amongst the most influential in English gardening history.
~ Taylor Young Photography
Gravetye Manor ~
On Monday 5 and 26 of May 2014 there will be complimentary pre- and post- lunch garden tours.

Taylor Young Photography
The meal itself will commence with amuse bouche, before dipping into some seasonal modern British cuisine.  Starters consist of wild garlic soup with goats cheese, potato dauphine and hazelnuts or Gravetye Garden Salad with watercress emulsion, carrot and Chardonnay dressing; followed by a choice of hearty roasts with meats from nearby farms and tasty vegetarian options.  Ending the meal on a sweet note are dishes such as roasted plum and frangipane tart or a white chocolate mousse with kalamansi citrus gel and meringue or for those with a more savoury palate, a selection of artisan cheeses are also available.

Taylor Young Photography
Gravetye Manor kitchen garden
Guests can choose from £45 per person for a four-course lunch and garden tour or extend their stay with classic rooms from £166 per person.  When booking a room a four-course daily dinner menu and full English breakfast the following day are also included.

Gravetye Manor provides 17 bedrooms and suites which have been decorated sensitively following a flora and fauna theme.  Each bedroom is named after a tree species found on the estate with further nods to the florals throughout the d├ęcor, which is teamed with rich fabrics, fine antiques as well as hand-crafted beds.


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