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On Wednesday, I attended a food photography workshop run by Paul Winch-Furness (details on that to come next week, when I've had time to write it up and process all the photos) at The Ship, a nice and big pub and restaurant in Wandsworth. Included in the workshop fee was a three-course lunch, we even had our own set menu (three choices for each course and this is what I had:

Lunch - Seared Wood Pigeon
Seared Wood Pigeon, Braised Puy Lentils, Dried Pancetta and Baby Roquette

The meat was nicely seared and cooked on the rare side of medium rare (nicely rested and warm throughout) and the earthy lentils and pancetta matched perfectly.

Lunch - Lamb Shank
Lamb Shank, Black Olive and Chorizo Mash, Rosemary Gravy.

This was big enough to be a course on its own, not as part of three courses but it was great. The bone came out without resistance as I grabbed it and the meat fell apart, just as it should be. Excellent gravy and lovely mash, enriched by chorizo. Not exactly a light dish but great flavours. I recommend this before an evening of heavy drinking.

Lunch - Vanilla Pannacotta
Vanilla Pannacotta with Blackberry and Blueberry Compote

Made with real vanilla, the pannacotta was soft and flavourful, the tart stewed berries offering an excellent contrast and the crunchy biscuit was great, too.

Everything was cooked perfectly and presented well, definitely on a good restaurant level of food rather than pub grub.

Short URL: http://bit.ly/KaroShip

Date: 19/8/11 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meemalee.com
That's what I've always thought - the Ship punches well above its weight with its food.

Must go back soon.

Date: 19/8/11 03:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dantesspirit
Mmm, pannacotta...

Lovely photos, as per usual! It definately looks delicious!

Date: 19/8/11 04:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dantesspirit
Yeah, mushrooms soups tend to be not very photogenic}:P

Date: 19/8/11 04:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dantesspirit
And yes, that is a rather large fishcake, lol.

By the by, found Halloumi at my local Fresh Market! Forgot to get some this week though. Which was fine, cause I'm out of charcoal, lol.

Date: 19/8/11 12:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fractalgeek.livejournal.com
Looks good!

Date: 19/8/11 11:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 19/8/11 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chilledchimp.livejournal.com
Just a few minutes from where I work. I didn't realise they did anything more than standard pub grub.

Date: 19/8/11 11:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com
I'll tell @mcmoop to crank up the advertisting. :o)

Date: 19/8/11 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bateleur.livejournal.com
A little short on vegetables for my tastes, but I like the pics!

Date: 19/8/11 11:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] karohemd.livejournal.com
Heh, possibly. I think the other dishes were a bit more balanced.

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