Reviews/ The Great Bath Feast

The Ten Second Guide to the Tenner Treat: Chez Dominique

Welcome to a new series on Sal’s Kitchen! The Great Bath Feast is Bath’s annual celebration of eating and drinking and, unsurprisingly, the highlight of my year. To celebrate this year’s Feast, I’m going to be posting bite-sized reviews of some of the best meals available as part of the Great Bath Feast’s Tenner Treat, a collection of brilliant £10 offers from different Bath restaurants.

Where is it? 15 Argyle St, click here for the website.

What’s on offer? A bowl of Cornish mussels in a cider broth with leeks and bacon, plus a glass of Jean de Laroche Sauvignon Blanc.

Is it any good? Yes, it’s absolutely delicious. I have to admit, I was disappointed to start with that there were no frites, but actually the simplicity and lightness of this dish makes it just perfect for a lunchtime treat. Little nuggets of Alsace bacon go beautifully with the pale orange mussels, and there’s plenty of fresh bread to soak up that gorgeous cider broth. The wine pairing is great too.

Why this place? Chez Dominique is a little corner of France, magically transported to Bath – everything about it feels authentic and genuine. It’s a beautiful restaurant too, so it’s the perfect place to treat yourself.

Marks out of 10? 9. Maybe I’m a barbarian, but I did miss the frites. Everything else was perfect and delicious.

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