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MP's Food bank

Self serving or what

shergar  Male  Greater Manchester
9-Feb-2020 09:25 Message #4770142
From just one of the subsidised, at the tax payers expense, of £4.4 million last year at Westminster.

Members’ Dining Room
Soup of the day
Rosemary salt baked squash panna cotta with almond feta, beer and onion ketchup
and parsnip crisps (Ve) (GF)
Balsamic and thyme honey beetroot tartar with golden cross goats’ cheese mousse,
Granny Smith apple and micro celery (V) (GF)
Pressed duck leg and caper terrine with celeriac and mustard rémoulade
and sour dough toast*
Pan seared mackerel with heritage tomato ceviche, elderflower gel, horseradish
and charred cucumber (GF)
Traditional prawn cocktail with gem lettuce
and brown bread and butter
Chargrilled ribeye steak with hand cut chips, tomato, mushroom
and Béarnaise sauce (GF)
Pan fried salmon with courgette provençale, buttered cocotte potatoes, black olive crumb
and chive cream sauce (GF)
Traditional beer battered cod with hand cut chips, mushy peas and tartar sauce
Mini sirloin of beef with mini steak and kidney pudding, roasted baby carrots,
savoy cabbage and potato terrine*
Slow cooked pork belly with pancetta and root vegetable spelt, crisp kale and salt baked swede*
Leek and wild mushroom bread and butter pudding with chargrilled spring onions,
roast celeriac puree and rosemary poached turnip (V)
Roasted cauliflower and tarragon steaklet with samphire and hazelnut pesto, pickled kohlrabi
and aubergine baba ganoush (Ve) (GF)
Vegetables or potatoes of the day
Extra sauce
Menu Information
Wherever possible we use British produce. Some of our menu items contain allergens,
and we recognise the danger to those with severe allergies and intolerances. Our food handlers
receive regular allergen training. Strict hygiene procedures are followed in our kitchens to ensure
cross contamination does not occur but we cannot guarantee our dishes to be trace free.
* This dish can be made gluten free. Your server will be happy to advise.
(GF) Gluten Free (V) Vegetarian (Ve) Vegan
MDR w/c 9-09-19
Gooseberry and hazelnut cake
Moist hazelnut sponge, gooseberries and crème fraîche (V)
Fig, cream cheese and orange mess
Candied figs, whipped cheesecake, crisp meringue and fresh orange (GF)
Crème caramel with raspberry compote
Classic crème caramel with seasonal raspberries (GF)
Homemade Ice Creams and Sorbets (
Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
9-Feb-2020 09:40 Message #4770146
Most employees of large businesses or concerns enjoy a variety of subsidised meals, gyms, medical expenses and many other “perks” but these are taken into account in overall company expenditure and employees salaries so it’s impossible to pluck one “perk” and know whether or not it is justifiable.
Pleased to see they use British produce wherever possible.
Maglorian  Male  North Yorkshire
9-Feb-2020 12:29 Message #4770179
Tis a parallel universe Shergar. More alligned with the hypocritical "Do as I say, not as i do" philosophy. But then one cannot include all members of parliament with that narcissism. There are some with even far more self serving ideology in that old debunked chamber. The Conservative party would guillotine the Queen in Parliament Square, if it meant that they could hang on to office. As for the Church, as G B Shaw said, ' the Church of England is the Conservative party at prayer'. We are living in an age where truth is less worthy than lies, and smears and lies are defended by the servants of the very system oppressing them.
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire
9-Feb-2020 12:39 Message #4770182
I wouldn't object to it other than the absence of balance to other public services such as NHS cafeterias.
NoSaint  Female  Devon
9-Feb-2020 12:44 Message #4770183
Hahahaha. I knew this one would attract a starting line of Maglorian, AvitoDauphine, G2BW, wandering4fun, withgoodintent and Witheflow under starters orders faster than ummm Shergar could say neigh.
Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
10-Feb-2020 12:38 Message #4770285
Its a club, not a works canteen. Or is it a clique. Not bad menu though.
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia
10-Feb-2020 12:45 Message #4770286
Do you reckon Corbyn eats there?...
Gilpin  Female  Middlesex
10-Feb-2020 12:49 Message #4770287
Why do you ask?

Off hand I would say not. But he's so weird, and he's changeable.
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire
10-Feb-2020 12:54 Message #4770288
Hahahaha. I knew this one would attract a starting line of Maglorian, AvitoDauphine, G2BW, wandering4fun, withgoodintent and Witheflow under starters orders faster than ummm Shergar could say neigh.

He is a bit of a joke isn’t he.
Topaz53  Female  Northamptonshire
10-Feb-2020 20:21 Message #4770327
Well I'll have the rosemary salt baked squash to start...

Roasted Cauli and tarragon steaklet with a side of veg and potatoes...

Hmmm can I manage a pudding ????
Oh go on then you've twisted my arm.

That'll be the fig, cream cheese and orange mess then ;)

Ooops don't forget the champers..hic
Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire
10-Feb-2020 21:02 Message #4770332
I just read the menu and thought -wow, this is good and so very reasonable. I wish there was a restaurant here in Bucks, like the ones described. Everything here is twice those prices ( apart from the Toby Carvery)
NotHermit  Male  Derbyshire
10-Feb-2020 22:08 Message #4770338
Pigs head is not on the menu anymore?
Colonel_Blink  Male  Buckinghamshire
10-Feb-2020 22:32 Message #4770339
It’s quite a delicacy NotHermit but I prefer pigs in blankets. A simple man of simple tastes.
Aely  Female  Hampshire
11-Feb-2020 11:09 Message #4770356
I don't fancy much of what is on that menu. I prefer standard batter on my fish'chips, which cost about the same at my local chippy.

I didn't much like pig's head when my mum used to serve it up for Sunday Roast but the boiled down bones produced some fantastic brawn from the meat scraps.

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