SUMMERTIME is on the way and, just in time for the warmer and longer days, Hotel Du Vin in Henley is launching a new menu.
Al Fresco aims to offer the “best tastes of summer” so it was fitting that I visited on a Sunday evening during one of the hottest weekends of the year.
The menu features a selection of dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients which bring together lighter, flavourful interpretations of the New Street hotel bistro’s classics.
We settled at a table in the beautiful, newly-refurbished courtyard and a basket of warm bread and butter was brought to our table as we perused the starters.
I chose the oeuf en meurette — a poached egg salad with pancetta, button mushrooms and baby onions — and my dining partner ordered the watermelon, feta cheese and red onion salad which came with a mint dressing.