Despite the mizzley rain that we are beset with, we made our way to 22 Mill Street with hope springing ever eternal in our breasts. We had bought another voucher from Travel Zoo, even though we had a bad experience the last time! Foolish I hear you say but nothing ventured …it was very good. More than that, it was excellent.
We had an amuse bouche to start with – a blinis with dill cream and smoked trout, then we went through to the attractive dining room and our first course was a hock terrine and our second starter was a scallop with pea puree. After that we had duck with a potato fondant, celeriac puree, red and green cabbage, a plum and a shallot. Then we had two deserts, the first was a bakewell tart with pear and clotted cream, the second was a creme brûlée with a yoghurt ice cream. It was delicious! We had a bottle of red with the meal and espresso coffee to finish off.
We were the only one in the restaurant but I felt a bit like Montalbano, food is too good for chatting over. We had the introduction to every dish served up with a glorious French accent, you could almost have thought you were there. We shall definitely be going back there.
In contrast we had a meal atThe Lazy Toad with Matt on Saturday and whilst the terrine was good I wasn’t bowled over by the main course or desert.
We went to the Colston Hall on Thursday for a concert with Vee and Rich. Mozart the first half and The Planets in the second. The Jupiter Symphony was a bit too long and very full on but The Planets was splendid. We had very good seats although the leg room was a bit squashed. We stayed over at Rich’s house and the next morning we went for breakfast before getting the train back. Our timing was just right as we picked Matt up who had just come out of the dentists.
With all the food I’ve eaten over the past few days I had better slow down as Vee and I are off to London this Friday!