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sarah w

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  1. She may just have an accent. which is something we can't really criticise her for. Personally I find Nigel Slater's way of talking very irritating, but I like to think he isn't camping it up deliberately. S ← I suspect its deliberate as with previously mentioned Hoomousse & Choritzo
  2. And her pronunciation of so many now everyday ingredients drives me insane, for example Balsamic (ballsarmic) Tarragon…etc I seems to me she wants to create her own Delia dictionary
  3. Hi I'm looking for a Sunday lunch venue near exeter (we have people coming from Plymouth, Okehampton and we need to get back on the A303 for journey home to surrey so quite close to the A30 is ideal) We are lunching @ Gidleigh Park on the saturday so don't need anywhere to expensive or high end, also will have kids with us so preferably looking for a good pub with food and ales. Thanks in advance sarah
  4. I noticed this in TV guide, tomorrow BBC4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/listings/prog...0_4544_51131_30 Cheers sarah
  5. Found this website earlier, thought you may fine it interesting http://www.airlinemeals.net/ Cheers Sarah
  6. Doodles, i wish i had known before We did look at Salvador Rojo but it was shut when we walked past and Egana was already booked Next time eh !! Thanks x
  7. Have just returned from 5 days in seville, thoroughly enjoying the people and tapas. We stayed at a lovely hotel very near the giralda...Probably the best location for us on a city break (i have often booked a little out of town unintentionally) http://www.hotelalminar.com We spent most of our eating time in and around Mateos Gago, i mixture of touristy and bustling with locals Tapas bars.. All highly enjoyable, nibbled on dishes such as - Rollitos De Berengenas y Gambas (Aubergine wrapped prawns fried) -Habitas Baby Enchorizodas(Baby Broad Beans + Chorizo) And Croquetas De Queso Manchego,Tortilla with Tuna & Salsa Rojo, Salamejro, Oxtail stew, Montaditos- Pringa The best bar for atmosphere we found was the teeny La Goleta, Mateos Gago 20 The Man that runs it is full of spirit, the son of a famous flamenco singer They serve simple drinks incl Vino Najanja... The tapas menu is short but perfect..The floor is covered in sawdust and the proprietor breaks into song often..Be warned the only servicos is a small cupboard for men !! http://www.footprintguides.com/Seville/Tap...d-Drinking2.php Our only dissapointment was Egana Oriza, we were quite looking foward to a different kind of meal...When we arrived at the restaurant we were very impressed by the place, a stunning dining room Indeed But the staff attitude immediately startled us, the lady who lead us to our table (very near the front)proceeded to sit and cut stuff out of the paper, yawn etc..It became apparant that when she required the attention of the floor staff she made a peculiar noise..Obviously a lot better than yelling but it became quite annoying The Maitre D was sullen, the only positive people were the mature "runners" but they were dressed like they worked in a British B&B Also very strange that they came and took our wine order !! Over to the food Nibbles arrived, Tasty Olives,Capers and Garlic Then an amuse of Bread slices and some kind on paste/pate..Sorry to be vague but we were not quite sure what it was..No explanation was made For starter we had the Ajo Blanco (very tasty) And the Partridge salad..The confit Partridge was good but the accompanying Pistou/Ratatouille was over sweet By now having got very use to 3-6 tapas between us a night this meal seemed huge !! For mains i had the Hake with Salsa Verde, very good fish..Insipid watery leek soupy sauce with no sustanence Andy my partner Had been intrigued by some of the local dishes on the menu, a tripe stew and casserole..He had asked the maitre D if there was anyway that he could buy a sample size portion of the tripe stew additonally (as he has never had tripe) We advised that this was not possible as portion size is already set??? Surely this stew would be in a big pot bubbling away, how else would you make tripe edible..?? Anyway he went for Lamb which was nice but again served with the sweet Ratatouille/pisto We shared a very good dessert of a slightly jellyfied orange sauce, sorbet and chocolate rocks The whole meal with Aperitifs,2 x wine, coffee was £95 incl service (135 euros) so not bad but we really we expecting more We discussed that if we had such a stunning building that we would make so much of the surrounding,service and food... Maybe we have become to use to the French style of service but even in Bruges where we ate at a relaxed Michelin venue it didnt feel as sloppy as this Otherwise Sevilla is a vibrant city with so much going on you would never get bored and getting a flight for £35 Return from the UK has surely got to get you packing your bags !! XX
  8. sarah w

    £100 Pizza

    I think we paid around £80 between 4 to share the Whole truffle in Foie with Truffle sauce at Auberge d'lill in france It was so rich & truffley i feel you would die if attempted alone....! x
  9. I noticed over the weekend the mentioning of a restaurant called Relais De Venise. Apologies if has been open a while or already written about I was not aware of the Paris Branch I am very curious as to whether the London one is any good and if it can survive with a menu selection of: A salad with Walnuts, Entrecote steak,chips & special sauce-Med or Rare Desserts-choices Has anyone been? Sarah x
  10. we have been very happy with our Toledo90 for 2 years now Same as the one in photo Sarah W x
  11. So no more London Time out guides then ?!? Is the current one the last one? Sarah
  12. sarah w

    Full On Food

    The whole thing just makes me cringe...
  13. Maybe not but we were shocked at £7+ for Tom and olive salad Pub food prices always shock me Obviously the place has gone downhill since you left the area ! Sarah
  14. QUOTE "Whatever's wrong with the Fort St George In England? tsk..." ************************************************************** Ummm the people, the toilets, a bench table that said "do not enter" with crime scene tape wrapped round and the pricey sounding menu Drinks were ok though Sarah x
  15. P.S Stayed at the Hotel Felix, lovely hotel I think i have seen the Restaurant graffiti mentioned b4, we didnt dine there but chatted to some people who said it was really good and one of their dishes included a catcus like veg they had never had before The hotel doesnt look immediately impressive when you pull due to annexe buildings near the car park but once inside the decor and ambience is lovely and our room was great.... http://www.hotelfelix.co.uk about 15-20mins walk to town Sarah
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