Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby TeresaFoodie » May 30th, 2018, 8:29 pm

Great photos. Looks like a happy meet! The mackerel, horseradish and rhubarb mentions had me doing this :drool: especially as I was just eating some rhubarb as I read it!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby KC2 » May 30th, 2018, 10:23 pm

Great pics! Thanks! Yup, I agree LTC, Looks like a really fab Meet!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby cyprusmoira » May 31st, 2018, 5:18 am

Glad that you had a good time, splendid set menu, I am dithering between the mackerel and quail :chops:

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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby suffolk » May 31st, 2018, 7:16 am

Looks like a lovely time was had ... think I'd have gone for the quail ... although the mackerel is tempting ... glad you enjoyed yourselves (also very glad that Zosh was well enough to go) :D
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby PatsyMFagan » May 31st, 2018, 8:01 am

I have some photos of our food yesterday ... I will put them on here a bit later today, when I have more time .. off to get ready to go to the shop now.
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Badger's mate » May 31st, 2018, 10:15 am

(Badger's Mate liked them too )


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Thank you for a very pleasant lunch. It was nice to put faces to names. Thanks especially to Sue for booking and sorting out the bill, and to Rats for the lovely herbs. It's nice that we've all got a common interest but several have several interests in common it would seem.

FWIW I had the smoked eel sandwich, followed by hake with peas & Jersey Royals, and a loquat sorbet with pistachio biscuits. Oh, and some chips... :D
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby PatsyMFagan » May 31st, 2018, 10:24 am

These photos may need to be viewed from the bottom up - or sideways !
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My pudding - hazelnut meringue, with vanilla ice cream, cream and (loquat ?) sorbet... I wasn't sharing this ! ;)
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smoked eel sandwich. On the starter menu, but I had this for my mains, leaving room for pudding !
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buttermilk cream with lemon curd and raspberry puree on the set mene
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Rhubarb and Horse radish accompaniments for the mackeral dish
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The Mackeral dish from the set menu
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby suffolk » May 31st, 2018, 10:55 am

Ooooh ... smoked eel :drool: Haven't had that since I was last at Pinneys of Orford :luv:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Seatallan » May 31st, 2018, 11:40 am

All looks fantastic! Glad you enjoyed. Very much fancy the eel I must say. :chops:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » May 31st, 2018, 3:08 pm

Thanks Suff, I was cream crackered last night and in my pit at 10pm..... I even got a lay in this morning till 6.40 :o

Roofers are here and the tiles seem a bit flimsy but as long as they keep the rain out ! I am off to town (in a gentle way).
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby suffolk » May 31st, 2018, 3:18 pm

Take it steady :rolleyes: ;)
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby TeresaFoodie » May 31st, 2018, 3:28 pm

I didn't like the sound of the buttermilk pudding until I saw it! :chops: Lovely food photos!
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » May 31st, 2018, 3:56 pm

TeresaFoodie wrote:I didn't like the sound of the buttermilk pudding until I saw it! :chops: Lovely food photos!


It's one of those thing is sounds as if you could almost knock it up easily - then you taste it, and the pannacotta is perfectly textured, the lemon curd is perfect and just enough, and the berry puree just finishes it off - definitely a lovely dessert
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Badger's mate » June 1st, 2018, 6:41 am

Panna cotta is reasonably straightforward to make and goes really well with all the seasonal soft fruit, so it's regular in this house (especially with roo-barb :D ) and a go-to if we've got cream left over.
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby PatsyMFagan » June 1st, 2018, 7:48 am

Not the same but similar ;) Found this while having a browse this morning :

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/foodanddrink/ ... spartanntp
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Ratatouille » June 2nd, 2018, 1:26 pm

Just wanted to say thank you to Sue for arranging such an enjoyable event. It was lovely to meet up with some of you. It is always good to be able to ut names to faces - or vice versa?

I too am a lifelong member of the chip fan club. I have never tasted anything like them. I thought the service was very well judged and friendly too which added to the enjoyment. The venue was perfect. Also a big thank you Mr Z for finding me a cab so swiftly!

Hope it is not the last meet I will be able to make because it was such fun.

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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby PatsyMFagan » June 2nd, 2018, 4:43 pm

Ratatouille wrote:Next time Provence?


Definitely .... :tu: :bounce:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » June 2nd, 2018, 5:41 pm

There are flights from Southampton to Avignon :tu:

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves too Rats, nice to meet you too and again thank you for the Herbs de Provence. :bounce:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby PatsyMFagan » June 6th, 2018, 4:48 pm

Can't find the original reference to the herb Savoury .... but guess what jumped out at me at my (best) local GC today .... Never seen or noticed it before. I now need to find out the best place to keep it and find out if it is frost hardy or needs protection, or even if it only and annual :? :tu: :bounce:
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby WWordsworth » June 6th, 2018, 6:40 pm

Think it's on the kitchen bit Pat
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Zosherooney » June 6th, 2018, 7:30 pm

Mine is on my kitchen window ledge Patsy..... watering from the bottom.
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby Suelle » June 6th, 2018, 7:47 pm

I think Summer Savory is an annual, whereas Winter Savory is a perennial - my Winter Savory is in a sunny, fairly dry soil with Rosemary, Sage and Thyme, and is around 10 years old.
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby StokeySue » June 6th, 2018, 10:38 pm

PatsyMFagan wrote:Can't find the original reference to the herb Savoury .... but guess what jumped out at me at my (best) local GC today .... Never seen or noticed it before. I now need to find out the best place to keep it and find out if it is frost hardy or needs protection, or even if it only and annual :? :tu: :bounce:

This thread?
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Re: Mini meet up in London at the end of May?

Postby PatsyMFagan » June 7th, 2018, 8:05 am

Thanks SS .... will post a photo on the above thread :tu:
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