The Kitchen at Widbrook Grange Restaurant Relaunch Party

Revisiting Widbrook Grange was such a treat last Thursday evening, as Scott and I were invited to attend the hotel's restaurant relaunch party. Having dined at The Kitchen earlier this year (you can catch-up on our experience over here), we were excited to return to this elegant boutique retreat and discover what delicious delights they had in store for us...

Formerly a model farm, Widbrook Grange is set close to the historic honey-hued market town of Bradford on Avon (just a 15 minute walk). This elegant country house certainly provides a stylish, comfortable and convenient base from which to explore the rural roll of the Cotswolds. Or, of course, you could just stay put and park your car as we did, and unwind with great food and wine for the evening!  

We made our way over to the hotel entrance, arriving to the sound of live music and an old fashioned milk float serving G&T's!

If you have a weak spot for a cheeky G&T, you will simply love sampling from Widbrook Grange's Gin Bar that has no less than 50 carefully sourced award winning gins, as well as local varieties too. 

Fortunately the weather was mild enough for us to enjoy our G&T's in their picturesque grounds...

After our pre-dinner tipple, we made our way towards The Kitchen for a bite to eat... 

A tasty selection of signature canapés designed by world champion Head Chef, Sandor Szucs, awaited us. Sandor also happens to be a Hungarian MasterChef winner.

From the 'Pantry', we tried 'Rabbit and Local Ham Ballotine with a Carrot and Tarragon Chutney'...

'Guinea Fowl Galantine with Apricot Relish and Smoked Shallots'...

'Jerusalem Artichoke Salad with Beetroot and Goats Cheese', as well as 'Pork, Cranberry and Pistachio Terrine with Minted Cottage Cheese, Smoked Garlic Butter and Rye Bread'.

Moving onto the mains, we sampled from 'The Kitchen' a 'Rosemary Marinated Lamb Rump, Malt Glazed Vegetable Concasse, Black Garlic Polenta and Thyme Jus'...

... as well as a 'Pan Fried Duck Breast au Gratin with Lovage, Pineapple Salsa and Cider Sauce'.

Lastly, a delicious 'Pressed Braised Beef Cheek with Roasted Apple, Sweet Potato Gratin and Red Wine Glaze'.

To polish off our gastronomic evening, we tasted from 'The Larder,' a colourful ensemble of sweet treats; a 'White Chocolate and Coconut Mousse and Fresh Fruit Minestrone', a 'Borozzi Torte with Tonka Cherry Compote', and my favourite, a 'Strawberry Cheesecake, Lemon Meringue, Fresh Strawberries and a Basil Strawberry Sauce.' Admittedly, the strawberry cheesecake proved very tricky and messy to handle as a canapé, as it wobbled precariously from the weight of cream and meringue mixture. But, it was yummy and gone in almost an instant!

Filled from the mouth-watering farmhouse menu, and a glass of chilled Prosecco, we ventured into the grounds once more...

Widbrook Grange's quirky, designer-led interiors don't stop the moment you step outdoors, for at every turn you'll spot hints of creativity and artistry...

We enjoyed a fun and informative evening and our thanks goes to Beth and the team at Widbrook Grange for inviting us along.

For further details regarding room and restaurant reservations, please visit their website.