Wednesday, February 24, 2010
A tale of two lunches
On Tuesday we went to out local co-op supermarket and had the £2.99 pensioners' special, double egg and chips; the eggs were cooked freshly and perfectly and there was that wonderful moment when you pierce the yolk with your chip and then do it again and again and again.
I think if I could choose my last meal it would be egg and chips; that or the meal we had yesterday for our anniversary. It cost getting on for 40 times as much (one of the advantages of having my particularly dreadful form of cancer is that you can treat every occasion as if it will be your last and spend, spend, spend) but lasted probably 10 times longer and well it too was perfection; so much so that I said to Stewart that it was the exactly the right meal meal for an anniversary as each course was almost as good as sex. I will leave you with that thought and simply copy and paste the menu, with the sommelier's choice of wines, so that you can feel the flavours and taste the passion, or you could just pop and have some egg and chips, it's just as orgasmic and a lot cheaper!
Portland crab meat, Severn & Wye smoked salmon,
avocado mousse, red pepper jelly, tacos
Sauvignon Blanc, Shaw and Smith, Australia 2008
Seared hand dived Ross Shire scallops, Avruga caviar,
tender stem broccoli, orzo pasta, seaweed butter sauce
Champagne Ruinart (1729) Reims, France
Home-salted cod fillet, caramelised cauliflower risotto,
coriander, cauliflower & apple salad, curry oil
Alsace Gentil, Hugel, France 2007
Seared duck liver, date purée, aromatic couscous
Cordun Cut, Reisling, Clare Valley, Australia 2008
Duo of Aberdeenshire beef: braised cheek & fillet,
parsley roots, truffle & parsley salad, red wine sauce
Le Cigare Volant, Santa Cruz, Bonny Doon Vineyard, USA 2004
Camembert aged in Calvados, almond, apple, & lambs lettuce salad
Poire Granite, Normandy, France
Carrot & walnut cake, white chocolate creamy,
salted caramel ice-cream
Tokaji Aszu, Hungary 2004
Coffee with multi-coloured macaroons and scrummy chocs were served in the lounge and we both dropped off while we waited for our taxi - I told you it was just like sex.