The Park Crescent Christmas menu and new head chef
I recently paid a visit to The Park Crescent pub Brighton, to try out their Christmas menu and meet their new head chef, Daniele Cartoni.
Situated on a street just off of the beautiful Park Crescent, near the Level, this pub offers a cosy atmosphere, a simple menu and the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of a city centre full of Christmas shoppers!x
I was impressed to find out that Dan has over 25 years of experience and this made me even more excited to try his new menu, which is made using locally sourced, fresh produce. Also all their meat free range and organic too!
Their festive menu is small but perfectly formed and we had the chance to try out some samples. For starters we had sumptuous halloumi steaks in a delicious golden breadcrumb with a smooth homemade cranberry sauce. The halloumi was incredibly moist whilst the breadcrumb stayed nice and crispy. We then moved on to the mains with ‘Sticky Beef Short Ribs’ which were incredibly tender and served with a dark, rich and sticky BBQ marinade. We also tried the ‘Risotto with Broccoli, Asparagus, Peas and Spinach topped with Parmesan’, this was perfectly al dente with just a hint of white wine which went well with the fresh green vegetables, a perfect antidote to other heavier Christmas dishes, (we do have to mention here that a delicious crown of turkey is also available with all the trimmings but we were a little early to try this!) On to desserts, we tried out the superb sticky toffee pudding and chocolate brownie which are unfortunately not on the Christmas menu, but if they’re anything to go by, you’re in for a treat with the puddings that will have on offer!