Tuesday, August 05, 2008
The food diaries: part 2 - England
Last weekend we decided to pretend it was summer, so we visited a country pub with riverside seating. As it happened, the weather was pretty dire (considering it's allegedly the middle of summer) and we weren't brave enough to sit outdoors, but we enjoyed a traditional pub meal inside the restaurant. Here's what we had:
Grilled 8oz British Sirloin Steak, served with roast tomato, fried mushroon, garden peas (in their own colander, no less!) and French fries.
Steak & Tanglefoot pie with mashed potato, parsnip and carrots. Tanglefoot is a type of beer.
Goat's cheese salad: marinated goat's cheese, homemade cheese croutons, roast tomato, roast red pepper, courgette, aubergine and red onion, tossed in an olive and balsamic dressing. Mmmm.
Glazed beed lazagne, topped with melting cheese and served with chunky chips.
We were pretty stuffed when we finished eating all that, but we couldn't not have dessert, so we decided to share:
"Proper toffee" pudding with hot toffee sauce and vanilla ice-cream.
Chocolate pudding (steaming!) with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice-cream.
As you can imagine, we had a very enjoyable lunch - and the view from our table wasn't bad either.
The River Arun flows right outside the pub and we could see Arundel Castle in the distance.
If only it had been a brighter day, this would have been the perfect outing, but the weather in this country often gets in the way of the best laid plans. Still, we enjoyed some yummy food, and it only started raining heavily after we left the pub, so, all things considered, I shouldn't really complain...