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Meal #71: Lunch

On our way to Annecy, we noticed this cute restaurant that was totally full – always a good sign. We both had the menu of the day. We started with the charcuterie plate- delish! Adam had the beef dish, not sure what cut it was, with a delicious country wine gravy and potatoes. I had some kind of white fish with an herb cream sauce and peas with onions and bacon. All was very simple and good. We then had dessert. Adam had the fromage blanc and I had a chocolate brownie-type cake – both nothing special. Of course we completed the meal with espresso 🙂

Apparently we hit the end of the lunch rush, because the place cleared out very quickly after we arrived (maybe we smell bad?). French restaurants are very strange. They are open from 12 until 2:30 then 7 until 10:30. Don’t you dare try to eat at 3pm or 6pm! 😉
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Meal #30: Second Dinner

Double cheeseburger, McDonald's, London, UK

Mmmmmm, doesn’t that look amazing?  We were slightly hungry after our amazing Chinese food experience, so we stopped in at good ol’ Mickey-D’s for a quick snack.  It was essentially the same, but without mustard.  Apparently, English people don’t like mustard, so it doesn’t come automatically on the burgers.  A cheeseburger without mustard is a strange thing.

Meal #26: Dinner

Roast beef Yorkshire pudding wrap, The Turf Tavern, Oxford, UK

This was my first trip to the famous Turf Tavern!  The very place that Bill Clinton did not inhale in while in college.  The Turf Tavern is a great little place, extremely hard to find, but really cool indeed.  I learned from Robbie and Cara that “Yorkshire pudding” isn’t a pudding at all, it’s the savory pancake-like dough.  The “pudding” was really soft and slightly chewy, amazing.  I covered it in delicious gravy and dipped every bite in perfectly spicy horseradish sauce.  To drink, I had an Old Rosey cider, something like 8% but still really tasty, unlike the “K” cider I bought the other day that was 8.6% and I was told it’s what tramps drink.  It was a truly great meal, shared with great friends.

Meal #13: Dinner

Stewed beef on rice, Dinning Hall, Oriel College, Oxford, UK

This stewed beef on rice was not so bad.  It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t disgusting.  There was a tomato based sauce with lots of veg.  The pearl onions were very nice.  I had yogurt with fruit in the corner for dessert.  Their yogurt here tastes a lot like our organic yogurt in the states, having the same consistency as they do not pump it full of stabilizers and artificial thickeners.  And it’s not filled with corn syrup, it’s actually pleasantly sour, it tastes like yogurt should taste.