Finesse Bouillabaisse

Tonights main course for dinner aboard the Finesse the French classic bouillabaisse, sea bream, John Dory, cod , tiger prawns, scallops, clams, as-Arabia, fresh fennel pollen & lemon cress, all in sauce made from the fish bones, prawn heads, fennel, garlic, red peppers, tomatoes, onions, saffron, harrissa  & tarragon. Advertisements

Amuse Bouche

A little pre dinner taster, in the bottom of the glass are some diced Finesse pickled baby carrots, this topped with an intense carrot cream & this is topped with a coriander foam. All quite intense flavours to awaken the palate before dinner, the foam is made by blending blanched coriander into a mix of…

Lemon tart

As you will have seen if you have been following the blog for a while the lemon tart has had many incarnations, but after working on textures and flavours for many summer months I have finally found the right balance of textures & flavours. The lemon creme is the same but it’s now on a…

Dorade Royale

light summery main course from dinner tonight aboard the Finesse. Dorade Royale known as Sea Bream in the U.K, served with bok Choc, asparagus, sous vide braised baby fennel &sauce vierge with some yellow cocktail tomatoes added to the classic recipe. A classic sauce vierge is made up of extra virgin olive oil, concase tomato…

Wecome aboard a barge with real ‘Finesse’

The finesse is now in her ninth week of cruising in her maiden season & now have some great pictures that show just how beautiful she is. This is a picture of her moored up on the canal du centre in her new colour scheme, but she never always looked like this she was rescued…