Friday, 15 October 2010

The Alcove

Dining in The Alcove at Pembroke

Formal Hall Menus Michaelmas Term Week 3

The Battle of Trafalgar

Last Night's Formal Hall 14/10

We began last night's Formal Hall with fresh trout, lightly grilled, and served with watercress, radish and basil salad. Apples, broccoli and tomatoes are often cited as the “wonder” fruit and vegetables, but gram for gram, watercress is a better source of vitamins C, B1, B6, K and E, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese and zinc. Only raw broccoli has more vitamin C and magnesium – but it is much more often eaten cooked in this country. Watercress is brimming with beta-carotene and vitamin A equivalents - which as well as being important antioxidants are also needed for healthy skin and eyes - containing more than four times the amount of the other “wonder” foods.

Cafeteria Menu Friday 15th October

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Admission of Sir Michael Rake to his William Pitt Fellowship

Sir Michael Rake is Chairman of BT Group plc. He is Chairman of easyJet plc, as well as a director of Barclays PLC, McGraw Hill Inc and the Financial Reporting Council. He is also chairman of the private equity oversight group the Guidelines Monitoring Committee. He was the first Chairman of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills from 2008 to 2010. He was a member of the National Security Forum for 2009/2010.

Cafeteria Menu Thursday 14th October


Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Last Night's Formal Hall 12/10

Last night's Feast Night Formal Hall featured a starter from Pier, a cookbook written by Greg Doyle. Since 1991 Pier Restaurant has been renowned as one of Sydney’s premium dining destinations. Internationally and nationally awarded as Australia’s finest seafood restaurant, owner and chef Greg Doyle has cultivated Pier’s reputation for its philosophy of sourcing only the very best produce available. The Pier cookbook is widely used in our kitchens, and last night we prepared his salmon pastrami as a starter.

Cafeteria Menu Wednesday 13th October

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Last Night's Graduate Matriculation Dinner

Last night, we celebrated the Matriculation of our Graduate students with a special dinner in Hall. One hundred students and fellows were treated to what was hopefully a lovely Autumnal menu, featuring fresh game birds, roasted pumpkin and poached fruits! 

Cafeteria Menu Tuesday 12th October


Monday, 11 October 2010

Food from the Weekend

Seared Mackerel Fillet with Celeriac and pear remoulade

Cafeteria Menu Monday 11th October

Last Night's BA Dinner in Hall

Last night's BA dinner, being the first of term, was held in the Hall with wines provided by the college. We normally serve a three-course menu to our graduates on Thursday evenings, but last night, being the first dinner of term,  we decided to add an amuse bouche at the beginning of the meal.