Michelin-style gourmet restaurant with incredible tasting menu opens in North Staffordshire

A gourmet restaurant offering an eight-course tasting menu has opened in North Staffordshire’s most exclusive hotel.

The Plumicorn brings an upscale dining experience to The Tawny which opened last summer in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Housed in the impressive glass-fronted building overlooking the 70-acre Consall Hall estate and gardens, Plumicorn is overseen by Michelin- and Rosette-trained Executive Chef Chris Alexander.

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It’s open to hotel guests and non-guests who can choose from a la carte dishes such as butter-poached lobster and yellowfin tuna tartare.

Appetizers cost £7-£14, while main courses range from £18-£38 and desserts cost £9.50-£13.

Most of the ingredients are sourced locally in Staffordshire and the Peak District, while fresh herbs and vegetables are grown in the hotel’s vegetable garden.

One of the amazing dishes on offer

A spokesperson for The Tawny said: “Chris has brought his vast experience of fine dining and events to The Tawny’s kitchen and works closely with his team to create complex, exciting and memorable menus focused on the taking simple ingredients and elevating them through smart cooking, ensuring they make the most of the flavor and texture profiles of the products.

“For those staying a second night or more at the hotel, Chris and his team can create a menu to share – reserved 24 hours in advance – of Chateaubriand with all the trimmings or monkfish curry.”

As well as the main restaurant, there’s also a private dining space – named The Perch – where people can enjoy a seasonal tasting menu from £230pp for seven or eight courses.

The Plumicorn offers a tasting menu

The spokesperson added: “Guests who choose to dine at Perch can opt for a bespoke menu, developed following a conversation with the chef and entirely guided by the guest’s personal preferences or the celebration at hand. , or the full Chef’s Table experience which encompasses a five-course tasting menu with paired wines (from £75 pp, excluding wines).

“The tasting menu is a true expression of the restaurant’s locality and will showcase the best that the region and the season have to offer.”

The Tawny Afternoon Tea will also be available for guests and non-guests of The Perch.

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It will offer a selection of homemade sweet and savory treats, inspired by the seasons, accompanied by a selection of English teas or sparkling wines.

Finally, more casual dining is offered at the Feather Lounge, which offers stunning views of the gardens and offers diners a choice of wood-fired pizzas and delicious tapas, as well as a selection of charcuterie boards and flatbreads. .

There’s also a casual dining room selling wood-fired pizzas

Finally, The Tawny’s Afternoon Tea will also be offered to hotel guests and non-residents at The Perch in 2022, featuring a selection of homemade sweet and savory treats, inspired by the seasons, accompanied by a selection of teas or English. Sparkling wine.

What is on the menu


Dunwood Farm Beef – Brined brisket, buttermilk, dill popcorn and dill relish – £12

Goat Cheese Mousse – Sheet of brick pastry, beetroot, pickled beets – £8

Lichfield Heritage Carrots – honey, pine nut crumble, watercress, Douglas fir oil – £7

Yellowfin tuna – Tuna tartare, egg yolk, marinated onion, wasabi – £14

Seared scallop – Orange Pernod, fennel, caviar, tarragon, sherry vinegar – £14

One of the unique dishes


Classy lobster tail – Truffle Anna, Aged Parmesan, Bisque Croquette, Kale, Fermented Black Garlic, Lobster Mayonnaise – £38

Roasted cauliflower – Curried cauliflower, pakora, capers, raisins, curry butter – £18

Mutton – BBQ strip loin, duck breast, mussels, pom purée, potato fritter, onion, lemon – £28

Salmon – hazelnut, truffle, wild mushrooms, sweet soy, sorrel – £26

Candied celeriac – Marinated white shimeji, enoki, grilled king oyster, portobello and coriander – £18

One of the unique dishes


Chocolate Wood & Raspberries Canalside Farm – Dark chocolate, white chocolate, baked chocolate, mint and raspberries – £13

Pineapple rum – Passion fruit, dark chocolate & rum syrup – £9.50

Cheesecake- Blackberry & liquorice cheesecake & raspberry sorbet – £11

Lemon cream – Lime, pistachio, yogurt gel – £12

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