Schpoons and Forx - New menu
Schpoons and Forx is a restaurant serving modern British cuisine set within the 4 star Hilton Hotel in the centre of Bournemouth. The Hotel which opened its doors in December 2015, has been expertly styled with bespoke furnishings and interiors by Ray Kelvin founder of Ted Baker.
I was lucky enough to be invited to the restaurant on the lead up to the festive season when a huge Christmas tree and long white paper chains adorned the reception area, instantly getting me in the Christmas mood.
Schpoons and Forx itself has a relaxed feel with high tables and bar stools circular tables and cosy booths all great for groups. The kitchen is open plan and the Tandoor and stone oven adds to the entertainment of the diners. The team must be congratulated on their efficient service and for putting up with being photographed from every angle whilst they tried to work.
British chef and television food presenter Matt Tebbutt is the consultant chef for the Hilton restaurant and was there to introduce us to a new menu.
What was to come next was a huge selection of dishes for us to taste the pictures below are just a few, however, they all had one thing in common, each had a link to English tradition. For example the crispy monkfish cheek was accompanied by a curry sauce the inspiration being the good ole chip shop curry sauce.
The beef ribeye reminded me of a my favourite Sunday roast and the Rum baba dessert although not traditionally english took me right back to my childhood when they were a real treat to be had on special occasions. Some bold flavours have been introduced to compliment the finest seasonal and freshest local ingredients
The whole idea behind the new menu is to move away from the tradition 3 courses and onto the popular grazing fare where you can add sharing dishes as the evening progresses. I love eating this way when on holiday in Europe as it has a way of engaging everyone in conversation about what they are eating and the potential of what to have next.
I recommend you go online and see whats on the menu there really is something for everyone.
Rarely put my photo on my food blog - couldn't resist this one though.