26 Jan 2016
Woo your Valentine with our plates of passion!
It’s getting HOT in the Gibbon Bridge kitchen as chef creates a mouthwatering menu of ‘love foods’ for Valentine’s Day Dinner.
From sensual seafood and smooth chocolate puddings - to lesser-known libido-boosters like watermelon, dill and goat’s cheese - our plates of passion are sure to fan the flames of romance.
A four course meal is £35 per person - or if you wish to book one of our beautiful rooms for Saturday February 13th - you can peruse our perfect pairing package here: http://www.gibbon-bridge.co.uk/offers/valentines-weekend
See our sizzling specials and a few of their aphrodisiac qualities below:
Chicken & Rabbit Terrine with Tomato Chutney
Pan-Fried scallops on a Butternut Squash Puree and Crispy Pancetta
Deep Fried Goat’ Cheese with a Beetroot Salad
Smoked Duck with Watermelon, Watercress & Walnut Salad
Smoked Haddock & Leek Veloute
Seafood Salad of Gravadlax, Smoked Salmon, Prawns and Shrimps with a Crème Fraîche and Dill
Paupiette of Lemon Sole with oxtail Ravioli, a Light Celeriac Puree and a Red Wine Sauce Fillet of Beef with Sautéed Wild Mushrooms and Spätzle with a Tarragon Sauce
Guinea Fowl Breast Filled with Truffle Butter, a Confit Leg Wrapped in Bacon Served with a Thyme Jus
Tarte Tatin of Shallots, Wild Mushroom and Courgette Served with a Maple Syrup and Grain Mustard Glaze
Roast loin of Venison Served with Caramelised Baby Onions, Roasted Beets and a Rosehip Sauce
Crisp Roast Duckling with Sage & Onion Stuffing and Apple Sauce
Assiette of Dessert: Chocolate Cake, Shortbread with Mascarpone & Fruit, and a Vanilla & Passion Fruit Panna Cotta
Filter Coffee with Homemade Chocolates & Fudge
Food to get you in the mood . . .
* Mushrooms - are rich in zinc and believed to be a great source of sexual energy.
* Oxtail - the high gelatine content provides high aphrodisiac potential.
* Nuts - Like oysters, they are high in zinc. Nuts have been used for centuries to make up love potions. The medical scholar Galen recommended eating one hundred pine nuts before going to bed!
* Dill - In medieval times it was believed to protect against witchcraft and magic, although dill itself was an ingredient in many magic potions. It was also believed to be an aphrodisiac, and so women added dill to men's wine, to boost their passion and endurance.
* Scallops - The most well-known aphrodisiacs are oysters and clams. Other seafood items that can improve potency include lobster and scallops.
* Truffles - the subterranean fungus with divinely musky scent smell of human pheromones.
* Beef and Duck - Protein-rich lean red meat boosts level of reward hormone dopamine and norepinephrine, which increases the heart rate. Both, according to studies at the University of Texas, may be important in female arousal. Not that they aren’t great for men too, with a good dose of zinc!
* Chocolate - like all our food at the Gibbon Bridge, our chocolate is homemade with love. Containing phenylethylamine (PEA), for the release of endorphins, chocolate is one of the most potent reported aphrodisiacs.
* Beets - A high dose of tryptophan that comes with beets relax the mind and create a sense of well-being - and that's what aphrodisiacs are all about.
* Watermelon - citruline that, just like medical libido boosters, relaxes the blood vessels and its colour is visually stimulating say studies.
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