1. Indonesian Rice Table
4. Small News
1. The Rice Table
If you were unlucky enough to
miss the Royal Castle's Rijsttafel nights last winter, now is
your chance to try a taste of Indonesia without having to queue
at the airport! The Indonesian speciality rice table (Rijsttafel)
is back, on the last Thursday in the month in the spectacular Nu
Restaurant overlooking the Boatfloat and across to the lights of
At just £18 per person the 3 course menu with coffee is
extraordinarily good value. Dishes are specially created and
cooked by Indonesians Rita and Heri who are there to explain
each course, which comprises many small mixed dishes. The
Dartmouth dot tv team tried iga kambing bakar (grilled lamb chop
marinated in sweet soy sauce and Indonesian spices) udang goreng
tepung (king prawn tempura), keupuk udang, sambal kacng & acar
(prawn crackers peanut sauce and vegetable pickle), perkedel
jagung (sweet corn fritter) followed by daging bumbu Bali
(Balinese style beef stew), ayam Rica-rica (chicken with hot
tangy sauce), pepes ikan (steamed and grilled fish in a banana
leaf), sayur orak-orik (stir fried cabbage with egg) and nasi
putih (steamed jasmine rice) with kolak biji salak (sweet potato
balls with palm sugar and coconut soup) and martabak manis
(sweet thick crepes filled with mixed nuts and cheddar cheese)
for dessert. No wonder we couldn't manage the coffee!!
In Indonesia the Rijsttafel is traditionally a family meal where
everyone sits down to eat together around a big table so it is
ideal for a night out with a group of friends, or just treat
yourselves! To book for the next Rijsttafel evening on Thursday
26th February call the Royal Castle on 01803 833033.
ft Indoor Adventure
Lets go! It's half term and Woodlands
multi indoor centres are packed with fun. Outdoor zones are all
geared up for a fantastic day out, all for the cost of £6.00 per
The variety of play in the massive Empire of the Sea Dragon
provides action for all ages with three rides, the best slides,
fantastic venture challenges and exciting soft play for little
ones. The riskiest ride in the Empire is the Trauma Tower, hold
on as it climbs up 45ft but watch out for the big drop which
leaves stomachs high in space. For the best views of the five
floors of action whirl up on the Dragon Mini Wheel, or for a
more gentle thrill the submarine ride is perfect.
Trot over to the Master Blaster where all ages play the zippiest
game in the Universe, volcanoes, blasters and cannons keep
families in a firing frenzy of fun. Next door toddlers
have their own activities in the Big Top Soft Play, juniors
enjoy climbing, swinging and sliding in the Acrobats Funderland
while the circus train puffs by.
As well as the 100,000 sq.ft. of undercover play a whole lot of
the outdoor rides are open. The Sea Dragon Swing Ship is a white
knuckle monster 11 metres high for a whoosh of negative G force,
then bish bash your way around the Bumper Boat pond. The Big Fun
Farm has five massive barns to explore. Amazing new daytime &
nightime creatures join favourite animals, there are not only
rabbits to cuddle but rascally raccoons and exotic cockatiels to
enjoy with creepy Giant Millipedes, Sugar Gliders and glow in
the dark Scorpions to marvel at. The Reptile House is home to
tiny Bearded Dragons and at the other end of the ‘scale’ Homer,
a 12 foot Albino Burmese Python. It’s a Zoo-in-a-Farm!
Accelerate the Big U-Drive Tractors past the giant scarecrows;
little ones can pedal tiny tractors and fire engines round
The Falconers are on hand to show you the birds and answer questions but
there are no flying displays at the moment. If you haven’t
got one of those lucky coloured tickets yet try asking at your
local TIC. Half term outings are big at Woodlands; it’s
incredible value for all the family.
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Intent re-opens this weekend and as it’s Valentine's Day we’ve
got some deliciously decadent cupcakes to tempt your loved ones
with. Hand-made and individually decorated these little beauties
are guaranteed to bring a smile to
face. Stocks will be limited so make sure you come down first
thing (we open at 10’o’clock). Or give us a call before hand
(07889 342407) and you can pre-order – which means we can even
put a personal message on the cupcakes for you. Don’t forget we
also have our home-made fudge and of course our luxury ice cream
on offer too.
- For some fantastic
old photographs of Dartmouth
1st Night of Dart Music Festival
Thursday 7th May 2009.
Dartmouth Film Society With Dart Music Festival Proudly
presents Covent Garden comes to the Guildhall again The Full
Monteverdi A film by John La Bouchardiere
“A unique music drama”
“A brilliant film, a searing dramatisation” The Times.
“Beautifully sung…almost unbearably moving” Gramophone.
“This brilliant film demands to be seen” Classic FM.
The Full Monteverdi, featuring leading vocal ensemble I
Fagiolini. Six couples are seated in a restaurant. Their
relationships are each in crisis. The Full Monteverdi draws
the eye and the ear into the varying aspects of their
emotional landscapes… This evening will be opened not only
by the producer, Greg Browning, but also by the film’s
director, John La Bouchardiere, who will be giving a unique
insight into the making of their film.
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in the Old Market
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