Friday, 31 July 2009
More please...or maybe not.
I took my blogging Friend Lord Roby for a meal last night in a local restaurant for a belated birthday celebration. Fraiche is the only Michelin starred restaurant in our part of the country and despite my love of more simple fare we decided to give it a whirl. The experience although pleasant was rather underwhelming however as the old 90's style nouvelle cuisine seemed affected and just plain dated. Upon being offered a champagne cocktail containing a hibiscus flower which was supposed to be eaten afterwards I knew I was out of my comfort zone straight away. Without sounding rather like a neanderthal I think my days eating in such places are firmly like the food offered, something that shall remain in the past. Given my Liverpool Irish heritage,Chinese wife and love of Italian food I think more robust flavours and portions are the order of the day. All was not lost however as my companions were on good form and upon retiring home a bottle of Vinogirls finest and some calvados soon put things right with the world.