Private dining at the Milk Thistle

Private dining at the Milk Thistle

Not a teacher? Not getting married anytime soon? Still craving the need to organise friends into a seating plan? Have a dinner party! Accomplished steaksters at The Ox have joined forces with another venue in their gastromic family - The Milk Thistle - to offer private dining and Christmas parties in their attic room. I headed along to check out their menu with a raft of Bristol’s more accomplished and altogether more esteemed bloggers.

The Attic room itself is spacious, with a table large enough for 16 and as in keeping with the rest of the venue. The whole experience reminded me of one of Heston Blumenthal's televised feasts minus a swarming camera crew and dishes containing popping candy. The food highlights for me were ‘crisp pressed confit of duck leg’ (that was also served with a roast breast of duck as you do).

Next was a dish that’s very existence fills me with a warm fuzzy feeling.  T-bone steak, foie gras chips, bacon salt and onion puree. Just take a moment for that to sink in.

Foie gras chips are the 'Prince and the Pauper' of the culinary world. A cheeky scamp of a potato with a good heart and tough start in life meets foie gras - royalty among ingredients. With delicious consequences. It makes you wonder what could be next; Caviar toasties? White truffle slices in Greggs?

After reaching meaty enlightenment we were served  Apple and blackcurrent sorbets as well as Panna Cotta, damson jelly and poached plums

T-bone, foie gras chips, onion pureee

Private dining options start from £36 per person. Check out a sample menu over on the Milk Thistle site.

 

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