Home of Compassion get a French Flavour

At Home of Compassion nursing home in Thames Ditton, following the roaring success of our Diwali evening we decided our next Specialist Food Evening would be a themed French event.

We consulted with our team and residents and there was approval all round to bring a little taste of France to our home.

Our Head Chef is from Nice so we were also able to benefit from his vast culinary expertise and knowledge of some local delicacies which wooed our residents and guests. Wines were expertly matched with the different courses thanks to our wine impresario, Manish, our Hospitality Manager.

We all agreed this event was a success with the Parisian gastronomical delights on offer.

Our home rang out with phrases such as “Monsieur/Madame/Mademoiselle, s’il vous plait”, ”Incroyable” and “La nourriture était délicieuse.”

Please see a taster of the menu below to whet your appetite:

FRENCH MENU

GRATINATED ONIONS SOUP
French white onions from Auvergne seared in Normandy butter until golden and cooked slowly in a rich chicken and vegetable jus. Finished in the oven with Gruyere cheese and croutons.

SMOKED SALMON GATEAU AS A CHEESE CAKE
A smooth French cheese gateau topped with biscuit and wild smoked salmon

CORNFED CHICKEN BREAST FORESTIERE
Seared and roasted chicken breast served with a creamy wild mushrooms and port sauce, garnished with gratin Dauphinoise and baby vegetables

GRILLED SEA BASS FILLET PROVENCALE
Sea bass filet with a crispy skin served with a Bouillabaisse sauce garnish with mini tomato Provençale, grilled baby fennel, mini ratatouille and steamed Rate potato

VEGETARIAN AIOLI
A selection of grilled vegetables and salad served with a mild aioli and rouille sauce

FRENCH CHEESE BOARD

BLACK AND WHITE CHOCOLATE PROFITEROLES
Filled with a Patisserie cream and served with a chocolate and hazelnut sauce

We are already looking forward to our next event we will be holding here at our home. Why not come back to our news area to find out more.

Home of Compassion is dedicated to providing the highest level of residential, nursing and dementia care for up to 71 elderly residents. The luxurious care home is set in delightful surroundings in the heart of Thames Ditton, with beautiful views over the river. For more information about Home of Compassion and Caring Homes visit our website at www.caringhomes.org

Home of Compassion

Home Manager

Avril Jones

Address

58 High Street,
Thames Ditton,
Surrey,
KT7 0TT

Contact
0808 223 5406
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