Category Archives: Dinner

Meal #12: Dinner

Lamb hotpot, The Rose and the Crown, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

I actually ordered a steak and ale pie, which looked amazing in the pictures, but they were out of them.  So I settled for this “hotpot” instead.  It was pretty good in the end.  It was made up of tender lamb and potatoes with onions and mushrooms, all baked in a little ramekin.  I actually ordered mushy peas, but they gave me whole, so I mushed them myself and put them in my hotpot.  I’m finding out very quickly that which I always suspected: English food is good if you know what to order —they are expert “pie” makers here.

Meal #9: Dinner

Pork and apple pie, dinning hall, Oriel College, Oxford, UK

This was the best meal at the college so far!  The pork and apple pie was so good, I ate an extra portion.  It had big juicy chunks of pork in a lovely savory sauce.  There were mushrooms, onions, and slices of apple in with the pork, all under a crispy, flaky, perfect philo dough.  The potatoes and corn were nothing special, but the salad was very bland.  The dessert was awesome though, cream puffs floating in a dark chocolate bath!  I wish they made this for me every night!

Meal #6: Dinner

Pork fajita burrito, The Mission, Oxford, UK

I didn’t think they could make descent Mexican food in Europe, but they do!  Taste wise, this was the best meal I have eaten since I borded the plane in Chicago.  The Mission is just like Chipotle, but the flavours are slightly different.  I ordered the same thing I would get at Chipotle, and I think I like The Mission more.  When the guy was done adding stuff to my burrito, he sort of massaged it all around, mixing everything together.  What a good idea, someone should forward that to Chipotle.  Good dinner.