Today we went to the 9th annual Cheeses of Savoie Festival! Awesome! We tasted tons of cheese, milked cows, watched artisans making cheese, and finally enjoyed the cow parade at the end. The cows were so cute! They had big, ornate bells on their necks and flowers woven around their horns!!!
We had fire roasted ham with a red bell pepper, mushroom, and mustard sauce, sauteed potatoes with onions and Reblochon, and bread. It was all ok, but not as good as we had hoped.
Yet another great dinner!!! Made In Belfast- Yelp’s highest rated restaurant in Northern Ireland. We got lucky and arrived early for their £13 prefixe dinner menu! I had fresh goat cheese fritters with pecans, watercress, balsamic, and poached pear salad. I loved he juxtaposition of textures- crispy, crunchy, smooth, creamy, fresh greens, sweet pears and sour vinegar!!! Wow! I then had the fresh- made pasta with Irish cream, free-range chicken, wild mushrooms, ham and Parmesan. It was superbly creamy and silky.
Adam had a savory, earthy creamed mushroom and English asparagus soup with soda and brown bread and salt crusted Irish butter. So yummy! He also had a wild venison pie with creamy champ mashed potatoes. Wow! I officially love Irish food!
This was our first lunch in Paris. We popped into a small sandwich shop for a quick lunch. My sandwich was on nice bread that was chewy on the inside and crunchy on the outside but sweeter than a baguette. The ham was nice, and I liked the sliced hard-boiled eggs. The vegetables were not the best, but overall, it was a decent sandwich for a quick lunch.
A somewhat disappointing sandwich. All the ingredients sound delicious, but the bread was so big, it completely overwhelmed the delicate flavors.
This was not the best dinner ever. The fish and cream sauce was okay on flavor, but the fish was very overcooked. The bread was just some white sandwich bread, not so great. But the salad was very nice with tender lettuce and sweet corn, sprouts and tomato, carrots and endive. It was not a terrible meal, but I hope to never have to eat it again.
This was a very strange but tasty dish. The hot gratinèed ham was delicious spread on the chewy bread.
Our wonderful bed and breakfast hosts prepared an awesome breakfast for us! There was a basket of various breads, butter, ham, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, tea, coffee, and fresh squeezed orange juice. Charity and I both opted for the croissants which we made into sandwiches using liberal amounts of butter, ham, and cheese. It was perfectly flaky and the ham, cheese, and butter were all high quality. The hard-boiled eggs were perfectly cooked and tasted fresh from the farm. The juice was excellent, and the tea and coffee were great as well. A good way to start the day in Bruuge.
My first trip to the famous Pizza Express! While the name sounds like it would be a hole-in-the-wall take-away place, it’s actually a nice sit-down restaurant. I had half of a three-mushroom and ham pizza. The crust was thin and crispy with small charred patches that were a small burst of flavour. The sauce and cheese were thin, which was good because it left the focus on the three types of mushroom and the thin slices of salty ham. The Caesar salad was great, with a smooth and creamy homemade dressing and thin slices of anchovy. A very good pizza dinner right before Comedy of Errors at The Globe.
“Bacon” which is really more like ham as it is cut from the shoulder instead of the belly where the real bacon comes from. Scrambled eggs today instead of fried, trying to stay fit, and a load of beans dumped wherever they will fit. Not the best breakfast ever, but for sure the funniest.