Bull Inn Windlesham June 13

Smoked salmon with lemon and capers Prawn cocktail The most delicious garlicky prawns ever Crispy whitebait with tartare sauce British rib eye steak with port and stilton sauce and brandy, plentiful and well cooked Surf and turf, rib eye and four cirspy jumbo scampi British fillet steak with vegetables and peppercorn and brandy sauce  […]

The Newbury June 2013

This was an interesting dish, the cornichons and red onion jam were a lovely addition to what was quite a chunky rillette. One of the wonderful things about The Newbury is that they make their own bread which is wonderful. It is great to have a good quality dining place in the middle of Newbury […]

Beth’s 50th Birthday

This is my sister Beth’s 50th birthday party (sorry for letting the world know Boo) and the only time she is only one year younger than me. The whole thing was magnificent, It was a fifties tea party with the most amazing sandwiches, cakes and biscuits. Above is Beth outside the pagoda that had different […]

Vineyard – best thing ever – tomato essence

This was such an amazing dish from the Vineyard. It is pure fresh zingy tomato that wows your taste buds and your brain. When the delightful Saffron, an incredible member of staff, suggested the tomato essence I knew better than to argue. What was produced was a plain white bowl with a tablespoon of tapioca, […]

Oh yes Summer is here and the garden beckons

Despite not having a pizza oven or Green Egg (like L’Ortolan) I still love to eat in the garden whenever I can. Last week we celebrated Jordan‘s birthday for what seemed the 8th time, she is very similar to my daughter Rachel! She had some friends and her dad over and we had various friends […]

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

My worst nightmare has come true (besides losing any more teeth due to malnutrition, this is true by the way and I am looking for a kind tooth fairy!!!) . I have been invited to what sounds like the most gorgeous and wonderful event in the world, a demonstration then eating of fruits de mer […]

Bumpkins – London

This s a trip I made a couple of months ago to Bumpkins where the chef was kind enough to give me a quick interview for Kennet Radio as well.  As it was all a bit spur of the moment the photos aren’t great but you get an idea of their food which is […]

The Black Boy, Shinfield

Yesterday was a good day up to a point. At the weekend I went to Gerald Vernon Jacksons partnership ceremony which was fantastic in all ways. The day went beautifully, happiness flooded the gorgeous surroundings and strangers became friends. I wasn’t drinking (yes, yes I know) even though the champagne and canapés were flowing. Speeches […]

A quickie on the Halfway Bistro A4

This is a quickie post as I am doing a full interview with the Halfway Bistro in a couple of weeks. You can find this lovely pub on the A4 between Newbury and Hungerford and it is a great place to eat. The restaurant is nicely decorated with a roaring log fire in the winter […]

The Vineyard Breakfast 2

Yes my happy eaters – a new post entirely devoted to breakfast at the Vineyard. I don’t know about you but one of the main reasons I stay at nice hotels is to eat a wonderful breakfast. I have several criteria and one is smoked salmon which they had. I knew they would . What […]