Have you heard about our new vegan tasting menu at Forge? We’ve got to say it’s rather delicious! A nine-course tasting menu, full of freshly grown produce from the estate’s restored Kitchen Garden and surrounding land.
We’re talking wild garlic, woodland sorrel and fresh root veggies, all finding its way onto the dishes served at Forge. The menu will change seasonally but for now expect exquisite winter dishes such as beetroot tartar, heritage carrots, grilled cauliflower and one of our favourites, spiced squash, pumpkin seeds and leeks.
As we’re in the winter months, the menu is limited to what has been preserved after harvest, but thanks to the installation of the polytunnel, our chefs can grow produce that needs a warmer environment to grow, throughout the year. Come early Spring, the menu will change again focusing on food gathered from the Kitchen Garden that morning.
We took a seat by the fireside at Forge, tasting each of the nine courses, served on handcrafted ceramic pots with the most sensational vegan wine you really could ask for. The most magical part? You couldn’t tell the dishes were plant-based, from the charred broccoli, Jerusalem artichoke to the blackberry mess (yes with homemade egg-free meringue) or caramelised apple with apple sorbet, there’s absolutely no compromises here.
Our estate sommelier has also created a vegan wine flight to complement each dish.
Forge is only open for evening reservations from Wednesday to Saturday.