Starters and mains (not entrees and plats) designed by Monsieur Blanc
THE new White Brasserie gastro pub planned for the Village Hall is described as a mixture of traditional English Pub and French Brasserie.
It will be owned and operated by the same company as the Brasserie Blanc chain however White Brasserie venues are described by the company as having ‘a more English touch, without compromising on the quality of food’, with the menu still being designed by celebrity chef Raymond Blanc.
An example of the difference in style is seen straight away when comparing the menus. There are starters and mains at White Brasserie, rather than entrees and plats at Brasserie Blanc.
The White Brasserie menu will feature some French classics however, such as boeuf Bourgignon and steak frites, whilst the more British meals on offer include Seared Shetland Isles salmon fillet and Mrs Keen’s gammon steak. Prices for mains vary from around £12 to £20 pounds, not too dissimilar to prices at Brasserie Blanc outlets.
Beers on tap include Fuller’s London Pride, Guinness, Amstel and Symonds Founders Reserve Cider, while the selection of liqueurs, brandies, whiskies and bourbon along with nonalcoholic drinks is varied and plentiful.
The nearest White Brasseries currently are The Highwayman in Berkhamsted or The White Bear in Ruislip.
There is a Brasserie Blanc in Beaconsfield, which has a four star rating on Trip Advisor and is ranked as the second best restaurant in Beaconfield, with 835 customer reviews, just behind another gastro pub, The Royal Standard of England.
An example of the fare on the menu at the White Brasserie in Alderley Edge, Cheshire