Many of us will be familiar with the romantic scene in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp, where two dogs share a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, resulting in a kiss after they ‘accidentally’ try and eat the same piece of spaghetti, bless! Well in an attempt to emulate this beautiful moment shared between the perfect pair, we looked to the menus of local restaurants to find their best sharing items.
Here are just a few we have chosen that will hopefully whet your appetite, or if your more like Joey from Friends and you ‘don’t share food’ then these options can quite easily lend themselves to providing you with the ideal supersized meals.
Relish Delicatessen, 22 Halkett Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4WJ
Nestled on the corner of Market Street and Halkett Street this rather splendid deli come eatery offers up sharing plates which are a cheese and meat lovers dream.
On the Relish menu is an amazing selection of charcuterie, including Serrano ham with caper berries (pictured), a wide range exquisite cheese platters and even a stunning vegetarian platter, all available with portions sizes to share. Finish off with a sweet choice such as a selection of French macarons or artisan Spanish turron, heaven!
The White Horse Beach Bar and Eatery, The Dicq, St. Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7PD
This well known venue underwent a serious make over, thanks to the guys over at the Liberation Group. They’ve turned the Harve de Pas local in to a must visit, thanks to their inviting décor and proximity to the beach, the perfect pit stop, whatever the weather.
A whole rotisserie chicken. The succulent mouthwatering chicken is marinated for
24 hours with their special blend of fresh herbs & spices, It’s served with your choice of sauce, two sides and a salad garnish all for£17.95. They recommend you wash it down with a bottle of their white Rioja, Marqués de Cáceres, Seco from Spain,.
St Aubin’s Spice House Bar and Restaurant, Le Neuve Route, St Aubin, Jersey, JE3 8BS
Part of the Boat House Group the Spice House re-launched in March 2014. Based in the heart of St. Aubin, they fuse Indian and Thai flavours with the best local Jersey produce and the menu is bursting with flavours for lovers of Eastern cuisine.
This is more for the Joey from Friends folks, as this is actually a choice of either an Indian or Thai ‘all you can eat buffet’. Ideal for when neither one of you wants to compromise on your curries country of origin, allowing the very best of both spice worlds. Priced at just £15ph or £20 if you want to include a glass of house wine or a pint of Heineken.
The Bastille Brasserie, 35 Queen Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 4WD
The husband and wife team at the Bastille pride themselves on offering the very best of French cuisine both on their restaurant menu but also in their tapas dishes, which are available all day. Dishes are created by chef Eddie with flair and style but most importantly respect for the ingredients he uses, this is particularly important as they’re one of the only true authentic French brasserie’s in Jersey.
Their tapas menu is fantastic and you’ll further see the French influences creeping in here, with frogs legs and oysters featuring as part of their small plates. A selection of these is ideal for a light lunch or as sharing dishes.
The Grill @ The Royal Yacht , Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3NF
The Grill, is the side bar of the Royal Yacht, although now very familiar to most of us it actually is one of the parts of the original building. Here you can take a pew at the bar and order from their predominantly meat based menu. The serve for both lunch and dinner and the Grill is often quieter than the main downstairs restaurant, The Zephyr, where, if you ask you can also order their sharing dish.
We couldn’t let this feature pass without mentioning the grand purveyors of one of the best sharing dishes known to man, Chateaubriand. This is dish isn’t even on the menu on The Grill, but does appear on their specials board (which it never leaves, apparently) this mighty piece of beef is served with your choice of sauce, onion rings, chips, a side salad. A baked onion, tomatos and mushrooms. Not for the feint hearted and most definitely not for vegetarians. The Chateaubriand is very much a test of your relationship too as you need to agree on how you want it cooked… The cost is a rather splendid £45.
Rojo, 22 Beresford St, St. Helier, Jersey, JE2 4WN
Hailed as Jersey’s first boutique Cocktail Lounge, Rojo was the first to bring mixology to the island and from its humble beginnings; Rojo has spurred a wave in cocktail appreciation making it the stuff of legend locally.
Ok so we know these guys also do great tapas, but after all this food we want to talk sharing cocktails! We at Gallery were lucky enough to try out one of their new ‘for him and her’ cocktails in the last issue, and delightful it was too. But why not also consider; The Sharing Zombie provides a double helping of this infamous cocktail served in a glass skull. It’s also known as the Skull Puncher, not for the faint hearted! A secret recipe of several rums including overproof and fruit juices that deliver a tropical punch in the face all for just £18.