Dinner at Chez Moi, Aldwick

chez moi exterior

 

Dinner at Chez Moi,
49 Aldwick Road,

Bognor Regis PO21 2NJ

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Chez Moi is a family run French restaurant based in Aldwick.  It is small (max covers probably no more than 35) and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.  Our evening kicked off with chilled glasses of Cremant d’Alsace Rose accompanied by a seemingly endless variety of inviting canapes.  Once seated Philip, from Portal Dingwall & Norris, gave a brief description of all the wines accompanying the meal.  Our starter was a Roquefort souffle served with poached pears, walnut salad and Roquefort dressing – perfectly risen individual souffles for just under 30 people is no mean achievement!  A delicious palate cleanser of Trou normand drenched in Calvados followed.  The main course of Cassoulet of confit duck  fait maison was substantial to say the least – very tasty but perhaps a little too rustic for some.  The Apple tart tatin with vanilla ice cream rounded off the meal nicely.  The wines were expertly chosen to complement each course and the service was pleasant and efficient.  Commis Chef Charlie supported Michael in the kitchen to good effect whilst Olivia and Michael’s wife Natalie ran front of house.   Musical entertainment provided by Aurora Chanson was delightful but in such a small venue it meant that conversation was a little difficult.  This was a rather different evening for the Chaine but a particularly enjoyable one.

Liz Collet

Menu

Canapés

Cremant d’Alsace Rose NV Edmond Rentz

Roquefort soufflé

poached conference pears, walnut salad and Roquefort dressing

Graves Superieures Moelleux 2012 Ch Haut Mayne

Trou normand

Calvados Comte de Belvil Vieux

Cassoulet of confit duck, fait maison

Fleurie 2016 Domaine Niagra

Apple tart tatin

homemade vanilla ice cream

Monbazillac 2014 Ch St Christophe

Coffee, tea or infusions and petits fours

 

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