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Scroll down for usual menu – but here is the Valentine’s menu:

VALENTINE’S DAY MENU

Starter:
Roast garlic & celery soup with courgette noodles & a dash of basil pistou oil

Garlic is a wonderful antioxidant and is known to increase the blood flow to certain key areas of the body…
Celery is laced with folate which help to regulate the production of histamine – the chemical released during an orgasm.

Aromatic basil has long been thought to stimulate the sex drive and boost fertility. In India the herb represents love and, more recently, friendship.

Olive oil is an excellent regulator of hormones – green olives are great for men and black olives give women a hormone lift.

Main:
Savoury tarte tatin with confit tomato & aubergine, asparagus & avocado salad with arugula and pine nut pesto

Tomatoes or ‘Love Apples’ have long been depicted as a culinary representation of love and romance because of their colour and heart-like appearance.

The aubergine emoji has been adopted by modern day hieroglyphists as a symbol of the male, but this is nothing new as the aubergine has been exulted thus since the 11th century when Bagdad physician Ibn Butlan wrote about the aphrodisiacal properties of both the appearance and the consumption of the fruit/vegetable (which is it?!).

Asparagus is high in folic acid which is particularly good for the male libido, while the delicious soft flesh and alluring pear shape of the avocado has long represented love and romance throughout certain regions of Europe.

Arugula or rocket has been used as an arousal aid since Ancient Greek times.

Pud:
Figs baked in a honey/agave & balsamico syrup with chocolate strawberries & ice cream/sorbet

Alongside strawberries, figs have courted a long association with love and fertility with their decadent pink innards and warm exotic flavour.

Honey contains the mineral boron which increases testosterone, helps the body utilise oestrogen and has long been used as an aphrodisiac in Greek, Italian and in Nordic cultures.  

They say eating chocolate releases the ‘love hormone’ and can make you feel happy, as endorphins are released while you’re eating the moreish brown confectionary and bind with opiate receptors in the brain. Yum.


Usual Menu

Starters

Bom-Bane Plate – a good one to share (or have all to yourself for a main!) Marinated mixed peppers & aubergine, hummus, mozzarella, slow-roast tomato, olives & bread basket £9.75  
A sharing plate for more than two will be an extra £1 per person.

Bowl of homemade soup served with bread basket  £5.25

Olives in a fennel, garlic & orange marinade, roasted nuts and seeds £4.50

Light Bites

Tartine with side salad – an open sandwich with hummus & slow-roast tomatoes (vegan) £6.95

Cheddar & pickle sandwich with mixed side salad £6.25

Sausage sandwich with caramelised onions and side salad £6.25


Mains

Bom-Bane’s Stoemp and Sausage – one or two O’Hagan’s ‘Nothing added’ sausages, served with mashed potatoes mixed with seasonal veg, caramelised onions and sauce.  Choose from:
Oxford Pork
with Belgian beer gravy
Spicy Italian with tomato & red wine sauce
Bom-Banger of the Month (£1 suppl) Please ask.
Veggie sausages with choice of gravy
£10.95  (£11.95 with two sausages)

Grilled goat’s cheese salad – with honeyed beetroot or slow roast tomatoes, toasted walnuts & mixed leaves with an orange, honey and balsamic dressing. Served with bread basket (v) £9.95

Bom- Bane Plate (see above for details)


More mains…


Fish Bouride –
monkfish and locally caught fish of the day, carrots, celeriac, leeks, fennel, red pepper, roasted squash, capers & onions in a thyme, white wine & parsley broth. Served with spinach mash   £12.95

Chicken Waterzooi: Chicken slow-poached in Gueuze beer and cream broth with aromatic vegetables (celeriac, carrots & leek). Served with stoemp   £12.95

Ballekes: Belgian meatballs cooked in cherry beer with soured cherries and butter-braised greens. Served with stoemp   £12.95

Vegan Aubergine Involtini – homemade vegan cheese infused with dill and thyme wrapped in griddled aubergine with smoked paprika and red wine, tomato, red pepper & balsamic sauce
Served with rice or chewy brown bread and salad £11.95 (v)

Vegan South Indian Curry – braised root vegetables & cashew nuts, in a lime, lemongrass & coconut sauce. Served with sourdough flat bread & rice (vegan) £11.95

 

Children’s Dishes

Bom-Baby Plate – kids choose what they’d like us to put on a small plate £3.95

Children’s Sausage & Mash with ketchup or gravy & carrot sticks or similar  £3.95

Or please let us know  if your child would prefer a smaller plate or combination of any of our other mains

Sides

Mixed salad bowl £4.25   

Extra bread & butter basket £2.00   

Garlic bread £3.50

For vegan or gluten-free please ask us. All dishes are made on the premises & are from local suppliers. Whilst every effort is made, due to the size of our kitchen, we cannot guarantee our dishes to be nut & wheat-free. Please tell us if you have a food allergy.
In the evening, we add a 10% service charge.

 

DESSERTS AND HOT & COLD DRINKS

Homemade chocolate, orange and walnut brownie   £4.25 (with ice/cream £4.95)

Liège Waffle – hot off the iron with fresh fruit & ice/cream    £4.50

Plain Liège Waffle   £3.25

Chocowafflettes  –  4 little Belgian chocolate waffles with ice/cream   £4.25

Fresh fruit – with a drizzle of honey, Greek yoghurt, ice cream or cream   £4.50

Vanilla or Stem Ginger Ice Cream, or Vegan Coconut Sorbet, with fruit coulis   £3.75

 

Irish Coffee – or similar   £4.50

Fair Trade Tea   £2.20

Selection of herbal teas   £2.20

Cappuccino / White coffee   £2.30/2.60 (large)

Espresso £2/ 2.50 (double)

Latte / Mocca  £2.30

Hot Chocolate £2.30

Black Coffee  £2.00 /2.20 (large)

Selection of fruit juices & soft drinks   £2

Lemonade San Pellegrino £2.50

Elderflower cordial  £2.50

 

Soya milk, oat milk and decaff coffee 20p extra

 


BELGIAN BEERS AT BOM-BANE’S

 

Brugse Zot (6.5%)  £6.75
Spicy & fruity aroma, hints of lemon & oranges, refreshing dryness, balanced by an underlying faint malty sweetness. Gold award at World Beer Cup 2006

Blanche de Bruxelles  (4.5%)  £5.50
Spicy and intensely aromatic wheat beer

St Barnadus (8.5%)  £6.75
Fresh, fruity white beer

Kriekbeer (4.5%)  £6.25
Cherry beer – fruity and slightly bitter

Framboise (5%)  £6.50
Raspberry beer – fruity, sweet and slightly bitter

Orval (6.2%)  £6.75
A fruity and slightly acidic taste, great character and complexity. Fermented three times with three different malts and two types of hops

Kasteel (11%) £6.95
Malty, sweet, rich flavour. Hints of caramel, chocolate and spice!

Boon Geuze (7%)  £6
Very fruity aroma with an underlying sourness & hint of sweetness. The finish is short and sour

Mongozo (5%)  £5.75
Gluten-free, organic and Fair Trade Pils

Jupiler (0.5%)  £4
Low alcohol variant of Belgium’s favourite pilsner

Stella Artois (5.2%)  £3.95

Leffe Blond or Brune (6.6%)  £5.50

Dry Cider  £4.50

 

WINES

Reds by the bottle/or glass:

Merlot Montevista (Chile) £15.95 / £5.75

Rosso Piceno Organic (Italy 2009) £16.95 / £6.50

Artesa Rioja Red Organic (Spain) £17.50 / £6.75

 

Whites by the bottle/or glass:

Sauvignon Montevista (Chile) £15.95 / £5.75

Muscadet Sever et Maine (France) £16.95 / £6.50

Artesa Rioja White organic (Spain) £17.50 / £6.75

 

Rosé by the bottle or glass:

Borsao (Spain) £14.95 / £5.50

 

Champagne by the bottle only:

La Chapelle Premier Cru (France) £39.50

 

Sparkling Wine by the bottle only:

Prosecco Domenico de Bertiol  £19.95

 

 


Spirits (25ml measures)

 

Gordon’s Dry Gin – £3.50

Smirnoff Vodka – £3.50

Tequila – £3.50

House Brandy – £3.50  

Martell – £3.75

 

Captain Morgan Dark Rum – £3.50

Famous Grouse – £3.50

Jack Daniels – £3.75

Bell’s – £3.50

Bushmills – £3.75

Glenfiddich (12 year) – £3.75


Cointreau – £3.50

Disaronno – £3.50

 

Baileys (50ml) – £3.75

Kahlua – £3.50

Malibu – £3.50

Midori – £3.50

Sambuca – £3.50

Mixers – 50p                    

Small bottle or can mixer – £1.00