Food & Dining
The food is a highlight at Old Whyly. Sarah is a passionate cook who trained in Paris and has continued to adapt and modernise her cooking over the years.
Locally Grown Food
Produce is local, if not homegrown, with eggs laid by her prize-winning hens and ducks that wonder through the garden. The honey for her famous breakfasts is from the bees in the orchard.
Dinner is served in the elegant dining room. During hot summer days meals can take place under the vine covered pergola on the terrace.
Sarah explains a few of her well guarded kitchen secrets in an issue of Waitrose Food Illustrated (pdf).
The menus below are just examples.
Glazed Beetroot and Goats Cheese Stack with Sweet Balsamic Vinegar
Spring Southdown Lamb with Creamed Peas, Leeks and Bacon with a Red Wine Sauce
Passion Fruit and White Chocolate Cups
Homemade Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi served with No 5 Lorenzo Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Wild Rocket
Pan Fried Hake with Sauce Vierge
Fresh Figs and Buffalo Mozzarella with Wild Rocket
Fillet of Pork with Apples and Prunes and Mashed potatoes
Intense Wild Blackberry Jelly served with Double Cream
Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut Milk
Duck Breasts and Red Cabbage with Port Wine Sauce
Dark Chocolate Flan with Lime Cream
Typical Hamper Menu
Parma Ham with Fresh Figs
Poached Salmon with Home Made Mayonnaise
Ginger and Lime Creme Brulee