Anniversary dinner at Ode
One of the highlights of our recent trip to England was celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary at Ode in Shaldon, which has been named UK’s most sustainable restaurant by the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
The food was absolutely amazing, delicious, fresh and exciting from beginning to end. Service was friendly and helpful (owner Tim Bouget was lovely!). And all of this for a great price! Our wedding anniversary fell on a Wednesday and Ode features a reduced price menu on Wednesdays: three courses for 29 pounds! We added a couple of glasses of kir royale to start and a very pleasant French white wine to accompany our main courses.
For starters, we had the sugar-cured wild Haldon venison, hazelnut shallot dressing, chicory with game emulsion and the cumin-crusted, line-caught pollack, smoked eggplant, cracked wheat and coriander oil. A housemade flatbread was also served.
For main courses, I ordered the carmelized Crediton duck breast, purple sprouting broccoli, pink fir potato and onion confit with duck sauce.
He had the steamed day boat lemon sole with Teign mussels, glazed carrots, braised quinoa and golden raisins.
For dessert, I tried the layered pastry with set English apple, gingerbread milkshake and apple compote. I loved all of the elements!
He ordered the warm toffee sponge, date, candied walnuts and vanilla ice cream, along with coffee.
It was a dinner that I’ll never forget! We will be back to visit next time!
Ode, 21 Fore Street, Shaldon, Devon. TQ14 0DE. 01626 873977.