THECHEF'S BLOG

Chef's recipe's and news about local produce
November 02, 2018
NOVEMBER 2019
Here are some meals which I love to eat,
When at the Crown table I take my seat.

Lasagne served with a slice of garlic bread,
Is one of my favourites, it has to be said.
Chunky chips and a gammon steak –
A wonderful meal this would make.
Farmhouse chicken from Kenninghall,
Will always leave me completely full.

Perhaps fish and chips for lunch,
A popular dish on which to munch.
A favourite with me, bangers and mash,
I’m always willing to give a bash.
I simply love a good chickpea curry,
And will eat one up in quite a hurry.

Cooked to perfection, a Sunday roast,
Is the meal that I really love the most.

So, now here’s a selection of lovely puds,
Which I consider really rather good.
A scoop of Dann’s ice cream,
Always goes down an absolute dream,
A chocolate brownie I must try,
You will never see me pass this by.

I love hot, sticky, treacle tart,
A pud which always warms my heart.
A Banningham Bomb, served in a tall glass,
Is a sweet I consider to be pure class.
I’m spoilt for choice, now what shall I eat,
When at the Crown table I take my seat.
October 24, 2017
October 2017
With the nights drawing in and holidays a distant memory, it's the time of the year when people start thinking about sitting in front of the fire and tucking in to their favourite comfort foods.
Here at the Crown we can take away all the aggravation and pressure (and the washing up) and cook it for you!
With the game season fully underway we have Braised Guinea Fowl, Game Pies and Vension Haunch as well as our firm favourites Steak & Kidney Puddings and The Crowning Hotpot.
With Christmas fast approaching why not book for our festive menu which is served from 1st - 24th December lunch and evening and/or New Year's Eve which offers a 3 course meal and coffee for £27.50 per head.
March 22, 2017
Spring 2017
Spring 2017
It’s already February and a lot of us have long forgotten about the New Year’s resolution to eat less this year. With all our delicious healthy local produce now about to be available, why would we? Our new Spring/Summer menu is about to be released and will include such delights as Gressingham Duck and Coconut Panna Cotta with local Rhubarb.
We are also planning a very special ‘Spring Harvest Dinner’ on 27th April which will include the chance to speak to some of our local suppliers who will be on hand to talk to diners.

How times have changed. While searching the internet recently, I came across this item. My elders tell me it was ‘the good old days’ but as a Chef I’m not so sure…….
Eating in the UK in the 50’s
Curry was a surname.
A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower.
Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas.
Crisps were plain. The only choice we had was whether to put the salt on our not.
A Chinese chippy was a carpenter.
Rice was a milk pudding and never, ever part of our dinner.
A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.
Brown bread was something only poor people ate.
Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.
Coffee was Camp and came in a bottle.
Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
Only Heinz made beans.
Fish didn’t have fingers in those days.
Eating raw fish was called poverty, not Sushi.
None of us had even heard of yoghurt.
Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
People who didn’t peel potatoes were considered as lazy.
Indian restaurants were only found in India.
Cooking outside was called camping.
Seaweed was not a recognised food.
‘Kebab’ was not even a word never mind a food.
Sugar was known as white gold.
Prunes were medicinal.
Surprisingly Muesli was readily available – it was called cattle feed.
Pineapple only came in chunks in a tin – we never saw a whole one!!
Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than petrol for it, they would have become a laughing stock.
The one thing that we never ever had on our table in the fifties was our elbows!!
November 24, 2016
November 2016
With the Winter turning colder, our new menu reflects the changes with slow cooked venison hotpot or venison haunch, game pie and pheasant. All are proving popular along with our firm favourite steak and kidney pudding.

Brancaster mussels have finally made it to our doorstep simply cooked with cream, white wine and garlic. These are always sought after and in demand.

With the Christmas season fast approaching we are getting ourselves ready for turkey and Christmas puddings galore!! We are still providing our regular menu alongside our Christmas menu so book a table and join us for the festivities.





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