Sat 13th July: Bastille Day Dinner in Pelham Hall


Great value gourmet dinner in Pelham Hall, cooked by a top chef!

Vincent Castellano is 59 and Sicilian by birth. He trained as a chef in France and moved to the UK in the 80s working as a chef for many restaurants until he became a partner in the well-known Glassboat moored in Bristol.

He and his business partner also owned the Glasnost in Totterdown which was where all the new dishes for the Glassboat were tried out first. Vincent then sold out of the partnership and opened his own restaurant in Berkeley Square in Bristol.

His last venture was as a specialist salami and chorizo maker supplying Harrods, and he is due to retire in September having sold this business. 

Tickets will be on sale for this dinner on a first come, first served basis at £30 per head (see below for details).

Bastille Day Menu – 4 courses

14th July celebration dinner to be held in Pelham Hall on Saturday 13th July 2019 from 7pm

(a selection of wines recommended by Vincent will be available to buy at the bar for your table)

vegetarian and gluten free options also available (see below)



Assiette de Charcuterie

homemade terrine & saucisson served with bread, cornichons & butter (GF)


Soupe de Poissons, rouille et croutons

Provençale fish soup (GF)


Confit de canard, confiture d’oignons, pommes Lyonnaise et petit pois au lardons

Duck leg slow cooked served with onion marmalade, sautéed new potatoes and peas (GF)


Tarte Tatin au Calvados & Chantilly

Caramelised apple tart (V - GF option)


Vegetarian options:

Asparagus with soft egg


French onion soup


Braised chicory with Goat’s cheese, hazelnut crumb & Provençale baked tomatoes

V: Vegetarian

GF: These are gluten free dishes served with gluten free bread and pastry where applicable

Please note that there may be last minute changes to some dishes without prior notice, this may be due to ingredients' availability at the time.

All tickets sales via Sue Milsom: or phone 07551 343736. (Sue will advise how people can pay).

To make the dinner viable, we need a minimum of 40 tickets to be purchased ASAP but definitely by 5 July at the latest.

[NB the closing date was incorrectly published as 8 July in the village mail of June 10]