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