Todays Menu, Ilminster, Somerset
Todays Menu in Ilminster is a bistro-restaurant owned and run by partners Alex and Patrizia, and every morning they start their day with: “Right, today’s menu…”, hence the name. Yep, the menu really does change every day; pulling that off whilst cooking everything from scratch and keeping the quality consistently high can’t be easy but these two manage it no trouble.
They know how to make you feel welcome too; the service is excellent, the ambience relaxed, with heritage colours on the walls, big fireplaces, antique rugs, plenty of original features and quirky touches. What it's really about though is the food.
There’s a lot of buzzwords bandied about among chefs these days – ethical, seasonal, locally produced; well yes, of course it is, it’s all that, like it should be. Foraging? What, picking stuff? Call it what you like, they do that too at Todays Menu. The point is, they put every single ingredient to its best potential, making the most of individual flavours and how they work with others. They’re very creative and what they really like doing is finding new ingredients, new ways of doing things. The result is exquisite – seriously good food that will have your tastebuds begging for more. Smoked Salmon, Samphire, Spring onions, Saute potatoes, Dill crème fraiche and Hazelnuts. Wood fired confit duck, Cabbage, Saute potatoes, and Pomegranate. Homemade Testaroli pasta with Kale pesto, Nuts, Parmigiano Reggiano & Pecorino cheese. Get the picture?
Puds are too good to refuse so just forget your diet and enjoy the Tunisian Orange & Almond Cake with Chantilly cream perhaps, or the New York Cheesecake with Damson Coulis.
There’s plenty of room for big groups upstairs and all dietary requirements are catered for. Book online or call.
Open: Weds to Sat 12.00-2.30pm and 6.00pm-11.00pm
T: 01460 54054 All information correct at the time of writing