Taste It

Last night it was my Birthday dinner with my Parents.  I didn’t know where I was being taken, but I was told we were going out, and that it would be somewhere nice.  That means posh.  Getting dressed up.  And having a VERY nice dinner.

At a little after 6pm we piled in the car and started another magical mystery tour.  Driving through the beautiful countryside we went past several very lovely restaurants, my Mummy giggling in the back of the car “nope, we’re not going to there…” as we swished past.

Eventually after about 40mins we drove up towards some very impressive gates, marking the entrance to the beautiful Brocket Hall.  Dinner was to be at the Michelin Star Auberge du Lac.

After being shown to our table, Daddy ordered a bottle of my favourite Champagne to start the evening. With a few scrumptious Canapés we chose from the mouthwatering menu.

I decided to start with the Teal, as I’ve never had it before.  It was described on the menu as “A Pot Roast Teal, Soft Poached Egg Yolk, Enoki Mushrooms & Walnut”.   It was delicious!

Then after a delightful Amuse Bouche, I had the Sea Bass.  “Poached Fillet of Line Caught Sea Bass, Marinated Baby Cucumber, Buttered Winkles, Radish & Sauce Diable”  A-MAZE-ING!!!  And we shared some veg between us.  I say veg, this is more that just your average veg, this is Auberge du Lac veg…  Honey Roast Root Vegetables, Brussel Almond & Redcurrant Fricassée, and Creamed White Cabbage Caramelised Onion & Pancetta.  Yum!

Stuffed to my ribs, I managed to force a desert (it didn’t take much) of homemade Ice Cream.  Probably the creamiest ice cream I’ve ever had.

Over coffee, the ladies were brought a selection of hand crafted chocolates, which were presented in a tiny embossed box to take home. Delightful!

And then, to top it all off, just as we were about to depart, a huge firework display started.  Ok, so it wasn’t officially for me, but it couldn’t have been better timed or more beautiful.  I was smiling from head to toe.

All in all – I had a fabulous evening.  I’m so very lucky and I’ve got amazing parents…  And without knowing they helped complete another of my 40 for 40 list.  “Number 37. Eat at a Michelin Starrred Restaurant.”  Done!

I’m off to pat my very full but very satisfied stomach now…


~ by BlobbyJogger on 28 November, 2010.

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