They can then choose from a range of starters including seared scallops with chorizo chutney or hot cooked smoked salmon with Morecambe Bay shrimp, horse radish
, Wirral watercress salad and rye.
The menu reads imaginative creations such as "apple wine-risotto" with poached char and horse radish
foam or grilled zander in pepper sauce and roasted gnocchi, "ahle wurscht" and caraway foam.
The hotel's restaurant is getting a name for itself and its food can be likened to Heston Blumenthal's experimental style - with a selection of ice-creams such as horse radish
to accompany steak.
Try Scott Paul Wines (Fri-Sat; tasting $5; 503/852-7300) and Solena Cellars (Thu-Sun; no tasting fee; 503/852-0082), then keep tasting over lunch in the cozy Horse Radish
Cheese and Wine Bar ($; Wed-Sun; 503/852-6656).
The culinary triumph, though, was the main course of roast loin of Irish venison, horse radish
potato, pickled cabbage, creamed carrots and hop gravy washed down with a pint of this city's very own Cains 2008, brewed in celebration of our Capital of Culture year.
5 MUSTARDS (1 teaspoon) [check] Annie's Natural Organic Honey 10 0 Mustard [check] Annie's Natural Organic Horseradish 5 0 [check] French's Classic Yellow Mustard 0 0 [check] French's Honey Mustard 10 0 [check] French's Spicy Brown Mustard 5 0 [check] Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard 5 0 [check] Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard 5 0 [check] Hellmann's Deli Brown Mustard 5 0 [check] Hellmann's Dijonnaise Creamy Dijon 5 0 [check] Westbrae Natural Dijon Mustard 0 0 HORSERADISH AND HOT PEPPER SAUCES (1 teaspoon) [check] Emeril's Kick It Up Red Pepper 0 0 Sauce [check] Gold's Prepared Horse Radish
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REPLANT beds of horse radish
, selecting straight pieces of root about 6in long.
Prepared horseradish is grated raw root mixed with an equal amount of vinegar (any vinegar works, but rice wine vinegar brings out the clean zing of fresh horse radish
Snorting a line of very hot horse radish
through the nose.
We've thrown in some lettuce and some horse radish
and some dessert gooseberries which are wonderful.
Sprinkle with nigella and horse radish
seeds, cover with the tagine lid, and place in the oven until the sauce is reduced by half, about 20 minutes.