Did I mention the Mini Cornish Pasties & Pies?
Wave hello to the Virgin Mary Shots, Breakfast Radish and Celery Salt.
Just to remind you, virgin as in no alcohol. Someone liked to think otherwise.
And, for my friends only, I’ll share with you my absolute favourite dish of the day – the Lemon and Sea Salt Home-cured Fillet of Salmon with Brown Shrimps and Watercress. Oh my goodness. I hadn’t eaten all day (yes, I realise it was only 11) and I was drooling as soon as I arrived. I can’t tell you how many plates I got of this. Well, I can, but I don’t want to.
After filling myself up to a satisfied amount and preparing my stomach for lunch, we grabbed a seat outside to actually watch a little bit of cricket.
This didn’t last too long. We chatted away for a while until I realised it was an appropriate time to have a drink in my hand.
… And some more salmon.
Just when I turned to look at the field again, something else caught my attention. How could I watch cricket when there was lunch being brought in? My eyes widened as one by one these dishes were paraded in front of my nose. First in was more pies.
Next was the Beetroot Cured Salmon. This picture looks like I’ve enhanced the colour, but I swear I’ve left it exactly how it was. It was that vibrant.
The next guest at this little party was the Roast Sirloin of Aged English Beef with Green Bean, Artichoke and Shallot Salad on the side, topped with Grain Mustard Dressing. I didn’t go for the beef, but the salad was goooood.
I sadly didn’t go for this either since I was off to my Summer Ball after this and therefore wanted my tummy to be nice and flat for the millions of pictures that would be taken. It was Herb Baked Gnocchi with Baby Leeks, Courgettes and Blue Cheese. Actually, I’m not that big of a fan of blue cheese so maybe I’m not so sad after all.
Luckily, there was other healthy (healthier?) stuff that I did tuck my way into. Roast Aubergine, Chickpea and Mushroom Salad with Minted Yoghurt Dressing.
Shit, okay, THIS was good. Grilled Chicken Satay, Lemongrass and Coconut Sauce with Toasted Peanut and Cashew Salsa. I piled my dish high with this baby.
Food makes people happy.