I had some shopping errands to run this morning, visiting about 4 different places, the whole things was hellish so Mr LaT and I decided to salve our wounds and go for lunch.
What a great idea that turned out. I didn't want a 'meal' as such and had a cheese craving going on, a sure sign I'm stressed, so had a starter of oil, balsamic, crusty bread, houmous, olives/dried tomatoes and the cheese and biccies from the dessert menu, (both served at the same time) while he had his cod and chips (with extra chips).
Crikey 'eck it was fabulous, the cheese and biccies came on a full sized chopping board, two different types of chutney, 4 different types of cheese (cheddar, stilton, brie and some other hard cheese, probably double gloucester), a mountain of various crackers (at least 10 different types), grapes, apple, celery. The olives etc had about 6 different types of olives, freshly baked, still warm baguette and the houmous was as light and fluffy as anything!
I ended up leaving about a third of each dish there was so much, but it wasn't for the want of trying, either one of my choices were a meal in themselves......the wine however I swear was Agent Orange! Hey ho, you gotta take the rough with the smooth.
His cod was stunning too (unusually for a pub, where the fish tends to be something out the freezer) but the fish was fresh and the batter was crispy and bubbly as you like and the place had a huge range of cask ales. What a good call that turned out to be!
Then back home for a nap!