As a guest of Dobie's of Devon Seeds and The Elephant, I enjoyed a feast from the tasting menu when I visited the restaurant in July. The tasting menu was superb and we were seated in the new conservatory, around a private dining room that has been created. The table is glass topped and has many of the micro herbs growing within it. The spelt bread was homemade, served warm one loaf between two and the accompaniments were rillettes, mushroom hummous and butter served in mini flower pots - lovely!
This chilled lovage vichysoisse soup with apple and celery was refreshing yet tasty
The heritage carrots course - everyone's plate was different!
A poached egg with crunchy red quinoa
The amazing dessert: wild mini strawberries and a coulis plus a homemade lemon verbena panna cotta plus meringue. The pre-dessert (not pictured) featured cherries with a green water ice made from sorrel. Amazing and perfect for the hot summers day.
Each course was enhanced by a matching wine, I won't be discussing this as I chose water! The standard was incredibly high and everything was so beautiful. I seem to have omitted photos of two dishes: the beetroot dish with apple mustard and elderflower - I must have just tucked in! It was a lovely dish that was healthy and beautiful. Also the scallops with coconut, basil and langoustine cream. Yum.I was a guest of Dobies and The Elephant but I was free to write anything I wished (or nothing) for my review