Saturday, 12 April 2014

Review - Brawn

I started writing blog entries on two separate occasions this week. The first was all 'ooh I'm eating fish in the week again!' and was going to end with a recipe for smoked haddock cauliflower cheese (make a sauce as you would for fish pie and submerge the fish and cauliflower in it). In the other, I was going to wax lyrical about how great it is getting home at a time that you can make midweek supper (balsamic glazed squash risotto with a mustard pork chop on the side). On neither occasion did I finish. Instead of bitching about how I have so little free time, I'll own up to the fact that I've had loads of free evenings this week. The only reason I didn't wire these up is because of pure lazy. The only reason I didn't see any friends or any London was because I preferred to acquaint myself with Jack Underwood of House of Cards. This is all my own doing. BUT I had a great week. It was nice to just hang out and be. I even did some chores! And crucially, I spent some quality time with the Explorer. We went to Brawn and got a bit tipsy.

The crispy fried asparagus was my starter and I think the star of the whole thing. It came with a luscious pimento garlic mayo. The scotch egg was a little bit underwhelming and I'm not sure the dpi added much. Oysters I'm still too much a novice to comment on. The soufflĂ© was WONDROUS. The texture is fascinating! Somehow halfway between cake and... Something airier than cake. Really delicious. The creamy cheese and cauliflower sauce it was sat in somehow didn't cheese me out. Although I was glad for the crisp romaine hearts that cut through all that cream and cheese. The prawns a la plancha! Hey I know that means grill now. They were so hot and firm and flavoursome enough to bleed a red bisque as you pulled it apart. My second favourite element of the dish was the posset. I actually ordered the (also well executed) cheesecake for myself but once I'd sipped a little of that tangy cream on that oh so short of biscuits, I was hooked. Oh and three courses for two with wine and service came to just shy of £100. I was in a food coma afterwards.

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